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Romeo's Impetuousness Quotes

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Impetuousness is commonly understood as acting without thinking. Frequently displayed in youth. In the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, Romeo’s fate is decided from the beginning. The moment of Romeo’s first impetuous act decides how his life will turn out. No significant events are affected by Romeo’s actions. Shakespeare shows that no momentous situation can change the ending of the play, when Romeo notices Juliet Capulet at the party, meets Juliet after the party, nor when he kills Tybalt.

Shakespeare announces Romeo and Juliet’s fate in the prologue, “A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life.” (Prologue, line 6). Romeo is still distraught when heading to the Capulets for a party. Unable to think of anyone but Rosaline, whom he cannot have. After disputing over the fact Romeo is envious and has to quit whining Benvolio convinces Romeo to tag along. Shakespeare uses a series of hinting to the final result. For example, Romeo announces, “I fear too early, for my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars” (act 1, scene 4, lines 113-118), meaning he feels something is destined to happen. Shakespeare showing again the idea of an unchangeable fate when Romeo falls in love
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After the party scene Romeo notices himself searching the Capulet palace for Juliet. Out of all the rooms in such an enormous home, Romeo finds Juliet standing on a balcony outside her room. Destiny brings them together continuing their tragic end. The most well known quote in Romeo and Juliet is, “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” (Act 2, scene 2, line 33). Wherefore defined as why. Juliet is wondering why Romeo is a Montague out of all families. Why the curse of fate has allowed the two star crossed lovers to have feuding families. Testing fate will come back to them. When Tybalt is killed there is no change in how Romeo’s life will
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