During adolescence, there is an increase in the neurotransmitter dopamine which is responsible for pleasure in the reward system. This chemical can be abused by teens by engaging in risky behavior and making quick and easy decisions instead of taking the time to critically think (Seigel). The combination of risky behavior and reward is perilous and can lead down a dangerous path. Love and or spending time with other loved ones can also triggers the release of dopamine. Romeo and Juliet both make the decision to risk their futures by continuing to meet with each other in secrecy.
First, Romeo acts on how he’s feeling at that moment. Then, Juliet is so self-conscious that she threatens to kill herself over a guy she barely knows and just met. Finally, they both take an irrational risk by going behind their parents backing by getting married, knowing the consequences. Adolescent brain development is explaining the way adolescents brains work and develop, “Romeo and Juliet” is just an example of how adolescent brain works and some of the things that it may
Teenage rebellion in Romeo and Juliet Almost everyone in the world wants to someday have children. Children are cute and people want to start a family. The idea of kids sounds great until you think of one thing, dealing with the teenage years. The teenage years are when the sweet, little child turns into the stubborn, little teenager who doesn’t listen, argues with everything and tries to do whatever they want, whenever they want. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the two main characters and their friends are just those teenagers who in many ways, show characteristics of being the most rebellious teenagers around.
Both teenagers and adults alike make impulsive decisions that one later regrets. Merriam Webster Dictionary defines impulsive as “doing things or tending to do things suddenly and without careful thought”. Impulsive decisions often cause regret because they result in avoidable consequences. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the main characters’ impulsive decisions lead to their downfall. This cautions adolescents in the twenty-first century to think about the possible outcomes of their actions, thus proving Shakespeare’s point that teenagers should think through their decisions before they act.
These’s identity crushes are more serious than romantic crushes: “Identity crushes often last longer because the adolescent is focused not so much on pleasing the other person as on altering themselves . . . ” (Pickardt). When a teenager has an identity crush the parents should try to understand where the teenager is coming from looking up to their identity crushes and always try to be understanding and supportive towards their children’s identity crushes.
It was very foolish to kiss each other even though they didn’t know each other. If they had not kissed at the party, they could have made smarter decisions if they would have decided to take it a little slower and not meet every night and risk getting in trouble. Juliet knew that Romeo could be killed if he were to get caught with Juliet in lines (2.2.62-65). Where she says, “And the place death, considering who thou art, If any of my kinsmen find thee here.” This shows how desperate they were to see each other because they were both
Teenagers are not perfect, and their irrational behavior can lead to poor decisions that could potentially be dangerous and unlawful. A debate has now occurred for many years that deals with the issue of sentencing teens that have committed serious crimes such as murder and robbery. Many people argue that if juveniles commit these crimes that their punishment should be equal to an adults punishment for serious crimes, but juveniles shouldn’t have to worry about their lives getting ruined. Most juveniles and teenagers do not have enough maturity to survive in the adult prison system, and recent brain development research shows us that teenagers brains are not even close to being finished developing. Therefore, teenagers and youth under the age of eighteen should
Just like in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the entire lives of two teenagers led by the emotions that they couldn’t ignore. Consequently, this leads them to make decisions that are irreversible, and significant. Decisions that change the lives of not only themselves, but the ones who love them. It opened the eyes of those who had been blinded by hatred, changing the way they viewed the delicate concept of life and death. The power of their emotions was so strong, that there was no escaping them.
Romeo also kills Juliet’s cousin Tybalt soon after they marry and their story escalates into an intense conflict and Romeo is forcibly exiled. In fact Juliet even goes as far as to poison herself to attempt to protect their young marriage. This is a show of how dramatic young love can be when the chance if it going anywhere is very small. The play Romeo and Juliet is a story of how their rushed young love is torn apart by the feud and fighting between the Montague and Capulet families. With the feud between Romeo and Juliets opposite families, one could say that their young love is set up to fail before it even begins.
Hamlet could have caused Ophelia emotional agony due to their relationship ending or from killing her beloved father, which leads her to the action of killing Ledford 4 herself. Hamlet seems to be very complex and he may not be as deranged as Shakespeare makes everyone in the play to think he is. When readers think into detail about the way he could have possibly “mentally killed,” Ophelia or directed her to this spot in her life, we realize he is actually quite smart if it is part of his use of violence to seek revenge. Shakespeare constructs Hamlet to be a character that everyone can love and feel sorry for at times because we as readers can relate to him in some aspects. Obviously, Hamlet is one of the readers favorite characters and someone the readers can root for throughout the play.