Self Restraint In Romeo And Juliet

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The whole ending of the William Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet, could be prevented if Romeo and Juliet would have self restraint, the ending could also have been much worse if they did not rely on each other. This could be Shakespeare teaching us something. According to Romeo and Juliet, the most important characteristics to have in life are: reliability and restraint. In Romeo and Juliet, reliability is demonstrated many times, but lack of reliability is also demonstrated. Starting with Romeo, Romeo relies on Friar Laurence. Friar Laurence is a person who Romeo can always talk to about any problem he has. Whether it is telling him he’s in love with Rosaline, or Juliet, or if its marrying Juliet and Romeo or if it is just talking about …show more content…

no; I have forgot that name, and that name's woe.” -Romeo (ll.lll.45-46). He then proceeds to tell Friar that he is so in love with Juliet that he has forgotten about her. Romeo is being very reliable considering Friar Laurence could release this information about Romeo and get him executed. Juliet relies on many people too. Similarly, Juliet relies on Friar Laurence. When Juliet and Friar Laurence are discussing the plan to have Juliet fake her death: Juliet has to take a potion to have her go into a such a deep sleep that her family will think she is dead. When she is about to take the potion she starts to have some regrets. “What if it be poison, which the Friar subtly hath ministered to have me dead... I fear it is and yet methinks, it should not, for hath still been tried a holy man” -Juliet (iv.lll.23-27). Juliet has many regrets about Friar trying to poison her, but then shortly after, takes the poison at risk. Secondly, Romeo and Juliet rely on Nurse. Nurse is a big part in Romeo and Juliet because she passes lots of information to and from Romeo and Juliet. For instance, At the party, the Nurse receives the information of simply Romeos name when Juliet’s asking. “His name is Romeo” -Nurse (l.v.134.) Then, when Romeo told Nurse about his plan to marry Juliet, the Nurse could have just said no, or

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