Romeo And Juliet Selfish Quotes

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Where do selfish and pushy actions get a person in life? For Romeo, his selfishness got him killed. Romeo ditched Benvolio and Mercutio to see Juliet and didn't tell them where he was going. Romeo wanted to get married to Juliet as soon as possible and rushed Juliet into marriage. Romeo loved Juliet, refused to fight Juliet's cousin Tybalt, and got his best friend Mercutio killed. Romeo killed himself instead of living and becoming a person Juliet might have been proud of. His mother killed herself when she found out about Romeo's suicide. In Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", Romeo's pushy and selfish nature leads to the untimely death of the star-crossed lovers and friends and family members.
First, the instant Romeo is introduced he is being …show more content…

Romeo waits to make his presence known to Juliet until after he hears her talk highly of him. Romeo carelessly says that if Juliet favors him, then he will be invincible. Romeo talks about how the two of them should get married. The Nurse summons Juliet inside. Romeo says his soul depends on Juliet reaching out to him, pushing her into spending more time with him.
Then Romeo meets with Friar Lawrence. Romeo had selfishly woken up Friar very early in the morning to talk about marrying Juliet. When Romeo says that he doesn't love Rosaline anymore, Friar claims how young men base their affection on what they see: "Taken together, Romeo’s Rosaline-induced histrionics seem rather juvenile" (SparkNotes Editors). Friar agrees to help Romeo get married to his newly met love. Friar offers Romeo advice as he leaves: "Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast" (2.3.94). This means that he wants Romeo to take things …show more content…

Romeo declines only because he doesn't want to fight Juliet's cousin, but he doesn't think about how he could be protecting others in the circumstance. "Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford / No better term than this: thou art a villain" (3.1.31-32). Romeo has no reason to fight Tybalt, so he does not accept the challenge: "Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage / To such a greeting. / Villain am I none. / Therefore, farewell. / I see thou know’st me not" (3.1.33-36). Mercutio steps in and duels against Tybalt instead. Mercutio dies as a result of Romeo not fighting Tybalt. Romeo kills him out of revenge for Mercutio's death which he partially caused. Prince Escalus banishes Romeo from Verona for killing Tybalt.
Then Friar informs Romeo of his banishment. Romeo responds by saying that he should just be killed instead. He compares Verona to Heaven because Juliet lives in Verona, and he shall never get to see her again since he can no longer be in Verona with her. Romeo does not realize what a blessing he has been given with being only banished and spoke selfishly and greedily because he could not have exactly what he

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