In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, there are many aspects of the play which are linked to the teenage brain and how it functions. The teenage brain does not work the same as it does in adults and therefore helps the plot of the play move along quickly. Many of the parts that function in the adolescent brain can be seen in almost every decision that Romeo and Juliet make. Many studies have been created to take a look at how the adolescent brain works. There are some key elements to the brain of adolescents that show why most teens make these impulsive and adventurous decisions. As shown in Romeo and Juliet, teens do things because some parts of the brain do not mature until later in life, teens want a taste of risk, and the chemical
1. Challenge Friar Lawrence’s decision to marry Romeo and Juliet. What specific evidence does Shakespeare include to indicate that Friar Lawrence may be unsure of his decision? Explain how this evidence proves this. Then, analyze his motivation in doing this and explain what characteristics of the Friar’s personality are seen through this decision?
In William Shakespeare’s play”Romeo and Juliet”, the one to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Romeo. Out of all the characters that could have been responsible for their deaths, Romeo is the one to mostly blame because he accepted to go to the Capulets party to see Rosaline but sees Juliet, he listens to Juliet’s thoughts, and goes to buy poison from the Apothecary to kill himself.
In a play like Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare which is a classic, dating back to the 16th century, it can be expected that discussions have happened based on the question: Did Romeo and Juliet cause their ultimate demise based on choices they made, or does fate take control of their life the second they meet? Because people are able to argue both sides of the case, there has never been a definite answer on whether or not fate, or poor choices takes place in this Shakespearean play. Although fate is something that definitely is shown in this play, poor choices ultimately cause the death of Romeo and Juliet. Every action that someone makes affects someone else, like dominoes that continue to fall until eventually, everyone has fallen. Whether or not they be intentional or accidental, every action has an equal opposite reaction. So even if Romeo or Juliet do not mean for anything bad to happen, in the end their choices are what started the domino effect.
In the story, Romeo’s characteristics and actions are very immature. After the party, Romeo, who has ‘fallen in love’ with Juliet, meets with Friar
Romeo allows his thirst for revenge to cloud his logical reasoning when he kills Tybalt who has just murdered Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend. Mercutio defends Romeo against Tybalt’s insults with comebacks and later his sword. As Romeo attempts to intervene, Mercutio is stabbed by Tybalt and Romeo is enraged. Once he finds out from Benvolio that the wound had killed him, Romeo,”Who had but newly entertained revenge,” (III.i.173), kills Tybalt and flees the scene. Romeo declined to
¨For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo¨. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a story of two lovers who take their life all because of a misunderstanding. However, who is to blame for their tragic demise? The parents who made the two lovers feel like outcasts must be to blame. The Capulets forced Juliet to marry Paris, the constant fighting made them want to keep the marriage secret, and made Romeo and Juliet to scared to say anything.
Romeo’s decision making skills amongst other flaws like impulsiveness and rashness, led him down a path that ended in his death. Juliet’s blind devotion to Romeo and haste in decision making left her feeling helpless and alone upon the realization that death was her only remaining viable option. The many minor characters in the play all helped push Romeo and Juliet’s already harmful decisions towards a place where they both ended up dead. Throughout the course of the play, it becomes very apparent that it’s not fate that causes the problems for Romeo and Juliet, but the disastrous decisions of everyone in the play combined, that create the plethora of problems that our two main characters have to deal
In William Shakespeare’s timeless play Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers are faced with great adversity as they hide their romance from their feuding families. As author James Lane Allen once said, “Adversity does not build character, it reveals it”. Romeo, a Montague, struggles to hide his love for the Capulet daughter, Juliet, from his family and friends. The challenge of lying to his closest companions, and going against his family’s ways to secretly marry Juliet causes Romeo to act erratically and carelessly. Throughout Act 3 Scene One, Shakespeare exposes the lovestruck Romeo’s mercurial nature and impulsivity through his thoughtless actions.
The person who caused all of the problems in Romeo and Juliet is Friar Lawrence. In the story The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare The Friar makes some pretty pour choices which ultimately led to most of the deaths in the story. The reasons why I think the Friar cause most of this is because one, The guy faked Juliet's death without informing Romeo beforehand he sent it after Juliet had drank the potion and the wedding date changed. Secondly, he married Romeo and Juliet in secrecy, but neither family gave him consent to do so. Also, he trusted somebody with a letter of great importance to deliver to Romeo and if he would have delivered it himself Romeo and Juliet would not have committed suicide. Lastly, when Juliet saw Romeo was dead she would not come out of the
In my opinion I think that the feud between the two main families, the Capulets and the Montagues, is the most responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death. The conflict between these two families is so distasteful that it causes Romeo and Juliet even more of a struggle as they try to find and keep their love. This conflict between the Capulets and the Montagues has been going on for a very long time and neither side is willing to make up for whatever may have happened in the past. Because of this a strong dislike is portrayed when someone sees a person from the opposite side. If the family feud wouldn’t have existed Romeo and Juliet would not have any large reason to hide their relationship. Throughout the play them together is shown as forbidden
“Maturity is not by age, but the acceptance of your responsibilities” (Unknown). In William Shakespeare 's, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, who is a Montague and Juliet, who is a Capulet, met at a Capulet party. Romeo went to the party and met Juliet. They fell in love and got married the next day. Later that day, Romeo kills Juliet 's cousin, Tybalt. Tybalt killed Mercutio, a friend of Romeo, and Romeo was exiled. Then, Lord Capulet, Juliet 's father, decided she was going to marry County Paris, she freaks out and takes a potion which makes her seem dead for forty-two hours. Romeo hears of her “death” and buys a poison from the Apothecary and goes to the Capulet monument. Where he drinks the poison just as Juliet is waking, then
The theme of fate being responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths in the play, Romeo and Juliet. Such as when Friar John was not able to enter Mantua, and transfer Friar Lawrence’s letter to Romeo. However, instances like this one are misleading, as the “star-crossed lovers” hold responsibility for their ultimate demise. Romeo and Juliet’s ultimate deaths were an inauspicious side effect of their own actions, rather than fate, because they were far too passionate, demonstrated suicidal tendencies long before their suicides, and made very brash decisions.
Firstly, Romeo and Juliet contributed to their deaths as they acted too hastily on events that had led up to their deaths. This quick action is shown when Romeo and Juliet get married the following day,
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.