Romeo And Juliet Suicide Analysis

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Hasty Decisions End Terribly
According to the World Health Organization ”Somebody dies by taking their own life every 40 seconds”(BBC). Currently, the issue of suicide in America is increasing in danger and needs to be stopped before it becomes too deadly. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet both make rushed decisions, which ultimately leads to them committing suicide. Romeo and Juliet is still read and appreciated today, because of the valuable lessons Shakespeare teaches his audience. The current devastating issue regarding suicide in America relates to the characters’ actions in the play because Romeo and Juliet make irrational decisions when acting in haste like people who commit
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Similarly, after Juliet had woken up from her deep sleep, she found Romeo dead and she did not want to live anymore, ”Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger, this is thy sheath. There rust and let me die” (5.3.183-184). Juliet had a bright future in front of her, however, she chose to be with Romeo by killing herself with a dagger. The speed that a decision is made with can be very important in the outcome of a situation and it is crucial to evaluate before making up one’s mind. In America, the rate at which male teenagers have committed suicide has “increased by 31% to 14.2 from 10.8 during 2007 to 2015” (Curtin). This data should be a lesson for America that teenagers are increasingly committing suicide. Rash decisions lead to suicide, but they do not think about the consequences that might come from their death. Thinking about everything in a situation changes the perspectives of people and can change everyone’s mind. If everyone who committed suicide thought about everything thoroughly, many lives would be saved.
William Shakespeare writes about Romeo and Juliet’s deaths to explain that taking one’s time to analyze a situation could make an enormous difference. In modern society, Shakespeare’s lessons are still applicable to everyone and should be used as warnings for the future. This should be a call to action for everyone to attempt to stop the increasing rates of suicide in
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