Self Control In Romeo And Juliet

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In the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare there are two young lovers. They are Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families in Verona who have hated each other for centuries. However, Romeo and Juliet love each other which will produce problems. The two lovers die in the end because of Romeo's loss of self-control. Romeo's loss of self-control leads to several untimely deaths in the Capulet and Montague families. The two lovers first meet at a party by the Capulets. Benvolio persuades Romeo to go to the Capulet party because it is a masquerade, so no one will see who he really is. Benvolio telling Romeo to go to the party and find a new love leads to the kisses that Romeo and Juliet share …show more content…

He is very impetuous and he loses his self-control. This happening to Romeo led to everything that happens in Romeo and Juliet. Juliet is supposedly dead, but she really isn't. She drank a potion to seem like it so that Romeo could take her to Mantua and they could live together. Romeo doesn't hear the news however. Earlier Romeo went to Juliet's balcony and Juliet told him that her kinsmen would be coming for him. "Juliet: If they do see thee, they will murder thee. Romeo: Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye. Than twenty of their swords! Look thou but sweet, and I am proof against their enmity" (2.2.71-73). Romeo is saying let the kinsmen come he is not afraid of them. He says later he would rather die than be without Juliet. "Arms, take your last embrace! And, lips, O you the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss a dateless bargain to engrossing death! Come, bitter conduct; come, unsavory guide! Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on the dashing rocks thy seasick weary bark! Here's to my love! O true Apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die" (5.3.113-121). Romeo finds Juliet supposedly dead and drinks poison to die with her. He kisses her then dies next to her. Then Juliet awakens and sees Romeo dead, so she takes his dagger and stabs herself and dies next to

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