This quote by Unknown states “When we make selfish decisions we destroy those left in the wake of our disaster.” In the tragic play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet’s selfish decision leave them and members in the play dead and others devastated. Romeo and Juliet caused their death by selfish decisions, rushing into serious situations, and their immaturity. The way they acted shows how they are most to blame for their own deaths. Romeo and Juliet caused their own death by their selfish decisions. In the play they know that their families are against one another and they would not approve of them getting married, but out of selfishness they do. In the play the quote from act 1, scene 5 ,Juliet states,”My only …show more content…
Throughout the whole entire play the immaturity levels in both of them really shows. For example in act 2 scene 3 of they play Romeo states, “O, let us hence. I stand on sudden haste.” Romeo says this when he is talking to Friar about getting married to Juliet, and how he wants to hurry up already and just get it over with. Friar then states, “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.” indicating to Romeo that he should slow down and act wise instead of immature. This quote backs up my claim by Romeo being so immature and wanting to rush into getting married so early on in their relationship, and going behind their families …show more content…
A quote to back this up is in act 3, scene 1 Romeo states, “O, I am fortune's fool!” This quote was said by Romeo after he had killed Tybalt. If Romeo wasn’t immature and didn't kill Tybalt to get back at him for killing Mercutio, then he would not have gotten kicked out of Verona. I wouldn't have been so hard to communicate with Juliet if he didn't get kicked out, then he could have communicated with her and found out then that Juliet wasn't really dead. Romeo clearly doesn't think things through, which is another sign of
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Humans, as a species in general, tend to blame people for their own wrong doings. For example, when a lamp breaks, they blame the cat, or their younger sister, even though the cat had nothing to do with it. It goes the same for Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet’s death is caused by flaw because they were not communicative, made selfish decisions and only thought about themselves, and did not think before they acted and made hasty, rash decisions. First, Romeo and Juliet were not communicative.
“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.” Friar Lawrence, (Rom. 2. 3). This quote shows an example of Romeo moving his relationship move to fast, because in this quote Friar Lawrence is warning Romeo that he needs to proceed with caution and patience in the matters of love. He also mentions how taking his love too quickly with Juliet could lead to bad outcomes. “Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set on the fair daughter of rich Capulet.”
Arushi Gupta Dani Howard Lit/Writ Period 1 May 20th, 2018 The Reckless Decisions of Friar Lawrence “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast” (2.4.101). In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is characterized as a wise and holy man, widely respected by those in Verona. Throughout the play, he is shown to constantly ignore his advice on how rushing through things lead to negative consequences.
In Romeo and Juliet, our main character Romeo tends to be very impulsive as he goes through life. He is known to make very quick decisions without giving a second thought of what he is really saying or doing. He tends to be very moody and unreasonable. Romeo had been infatuated with a fair Capulet Maiden but she was going to be a Nun and did not want anything to do with Romeo, a Montague. Lady and Lord Montague, Romeos mother and father, becomes very worried about there son as they hardly ever see him anymore: “The shady curtains from Aurora’s bed / away from light steals home my heavy son / and private in his chamber pens himself / shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out / and makes himself an artificial light (Shakespeare, 1.1.130-134)”.
When Tybalt approaches Romeo for a duel, he declines. However, after Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo seeks revenge and makes it clear that “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him”(3.1.134). His loyalty to Mercutio causes him to act impulsively and kill a member of the Capulet family, who is now connected through marriage with Juliet. He fails to consider that Tybalt is Juliet’s cousin and if he kills him, Juliet will have to endure mental pain. Romeo acts recklessly because his loyalty has a stronger impact on his behavior than his reasoning abilities.
“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast” [Act 2 Scene 3 Line 94] these wise words spoken by Friar Lawrence is what we all must listen and abide by. Rushed and irresponsible actions will always end in tragedy and loss. In the world renowned play “Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare, although the young lovers Romeo and Juliet are impulsive and foolish, the ultimate death of the star-crossed lovers is caused by the adults; their ill-judged, irresponsible and unpredictable
And even by not taking the responsibility to tell his parents, or even waiting for more than twelve hours to get married. “Can I go forward when my heart is here? Turn back, dull earth, and find my center out,” (Shakespeare, 402). Romeo seems to be a kind of person who always feels the need to be in a relationship and try to date as many people as possible. While he is technically an adult, his actions mirror that of a child.
Romeos and Juliets Death Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play about two love-struck teens that eventually falls in love. They have to face obstacles just to find a way to be together and eventually have to secrednize their marriage. The characters Friar Lawrence, Romeo and Lord, Lady Capulet are primarily responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. They all have things they did that leads to Romeo and Juliet’s departness. Also, the decisions they made and the problems they caused such as ruining true love.
Throughout William Shakespeare’s work, there is a common theme of the character’s sealing their fate through their own decisions. This was what happened in Romeo and Juliet. The impulsive decisions made by Romeo and Juliet, including the fight between Mercutio and Tybalt, the Friar’s plan, and Romeo’s suicide, ultimately lead to the fate of many characters. Romeo’s hot temper led to the death Mercutio and Tybalt by interjecting into an argument and then acting out upon his emotions. Romeo sees Mercutio and Tybalt fighting, and decides to get into their middle of it.
While talking to Romeo, she states “If they do see thee they will murder the,”(II.ii.70). She is worried about what her family would get in between them and kill Romeo if they found out. This makes Juliet out to be more mature in her thinking because she is considering the possible consequences of their relationship, unlike Romeo. Afterwards, Juliet also says to Romeo ”I have no joy in this contract to-night:/ It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden,/ Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be ,“ (II.ii17-19) Juliet is afraid that their relationship is developing too quickly, like how lightning disappears in seconds.
¨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.
I believe that Romeo seems brash, naive, and reckless because of his hasty decision to move to Juliet so shortly after losing interest Rosaline. He seems to live his life out on a whim without much real regard for himself, the people around him, and his surroundings. He is caught up in his own fervour, not realising what he is doing is ludicrous. His heedlessness perfectly exemplifies the strength of love. Love can ultimately force people to do things they otherwise wouldn’t, it can invoke thoughts and ideas that make little to no sense.
So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies/ Not truly in their heart, but in their eyes” (II., iii, 65-68). This shows how immature Romeo was when he met Rosaline, because he loved the sight of her, but did not really know her and it shows how he matured after he met Juliet. Also, when Romeo hears of Juliet 's death and goes straight to an Apothecary to get a poison.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet A single mistake born from haste, and an irrational mindset can ripple on a large scale, resulting in devastating effects. In the play "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet," written by William Shakespeare, the fate of protagonists Romeo and Juliet showcase a prime example of the disastrous effects originating from poor choices. (improve). Throughout the play numerous errors are made which result in the demise of Romeo and Juliet, with the trait of impetuosity being central to such errors.
It Was Three What if The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet wasn’t just one person 's fault, what if the causes of their death was because of the mistakes from the three main characters? The Tragedy of Romeo Juliet by William Shakespeare was a story of two lovers that end in tragedy and there was a lot of events that lead up to their tragedy, but who is too blame? The blame can’t be put on just one person and it can’t be on everyone so throughout the story there are three main problems caused by Romeo, Lord Capulet, and Friar Lawrence. Whose problems led to the death of Romeo and Juliet.