Teenagers act in irrational, impulsive and hazardous ways. This is due to their brains being underdeveloped and can’t form important connections, in fact a person's brain doesn't mature until their early 20’s. Teens also tend to put themselves at risk more than adults and misinterpret situations. Romeo and Juliet are an excellent example of the teen brain. Teens impulsive actions typically can be reckless for themselves and others.
Juliet had woken up and while looking for Romeo only to find him slumped over her tomb with a mouthful of poison. Friar Laurence tried to get to Romeo before he got to Juliet but obviously that didn’t work. One he ended up in her tomb, other people weren’t too far behind. He says, “I hear some noise. Lady, come from that nest …
/ If, in thy wisdom thou canst give no help, / Do but call my resolution wise, / And with this knife I 'll help it presently" (4.1.51-54). To appease Juliet, Friar Laurence gave her a potion to consume that would enable her to feign death, thereby averting marriage to Paris.
He had given Juliet, who was begging for help, a small vial containing the liquid that would fake Juliet’s death. When the time had come, he depended too much on Friar John, and Romeo received the wrong news. Romeo had thought that Juliet was dead and went back to Verona with a bottle of poison to kill himself. Quickly, Friar Lawrence ran to stop him, only to find Romeo dead and Juliet waking up.
“Romeo and Juliet The mysterious working of the adolescent brain’ Now and days love makes people do crazy things in life like in william shakespeare Romeo and Juliet,”The mysterious working on the adolescent brain” by Sarah Blakemore.some background information for romeo and juliet is that their young love and mood swings caused 6 deaths in the story .The background information from the Neuroscientist is that Sarah Blakemore is talking about the prefrontal cortex is still developing around your 20’s or below that affected Romeo and Juliet that could be why some of the deaths happened. In Romeo and Julliet due to the fact to the adolescent brain development caused mood swings and self consioucones,unncessary risk Romeo mood swings are what ultimately led to suicide.
In the world of William Shakespeare and his romantic play, Romeo and Juliet, thoughtless decisions aren't taken lightly and often lead to tragic and deadly endings. That is the case for Romeo Montague, he is the son of the wealthy Montague family and when he falls in love with the daughter of his family's enemy there will be disastrous ends and unforgiving consequences. Romeo Montague is a brash, impetuous and impulsive character who throughout the play Romeo and Juliet, demonstrates that being driven solely by emotions leads to carnage and ruination. Romeo is a young and playful character who embodies youth and naiveté. He is not yet learned in wisdom and forming accurate decisions and shows his impetuosity many times throughout the play.
The friar responds with: Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distillèd liquor drink thou off, When presently through all thy veins shall run A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse. (IV i 94-96) The Friar's plan was to have Juliet drink a potion that made her fall into a deep enough sleep as if she was dead. This plan had many glaring holes!
(4,1,93-97) Friar Lawrence tells her to drink the potion, not thinking twice about all the things that could go wrong with his plan. That is why Friar Lawrence is responsible for their death, he helped Romeo and Juliet to be together, he let them do what they wanted without thinking about the
Even Juliet has multiple fears before she drinks the potion- she fears that the potion "which the friar Subtly hath ministered to have [her] dead" (4:3:25). Not only does Friar give a young girl such a powerful potion, but he makes very careless actions to make sure Romeo gets the letter that has a proper explanation of the plan he has come up with. Romeo being out of the loop, without a doubt, started the chain of events that led to the deaths of them
If a brain is not fully developed until mid-twenties, how could somebody who is only thirteen expected to think through her actions? Romeo and Juliet are only young, therefore there brains are not as developed to think of consequences. With their not quite as devloped brains, could Romeo and Juliet have not a romance, but an addiction to one another? Juliet is only thirteen, just entering the teens. This means her brain is not mature yet.
She then decides to go to Friar Lawrence and asks for help. His plan is to fake Juliet’s death, Juliet would have to drink a sleeping potion on the night before her wedding making her appear to be dead. After that she will be placed in a tomb where at this time Juliet would be awake, Friar Lawrence with the help of Friar John will send a letter to Mantua to Romeo about his plan. After all of that Friar Lawrence breaks her free from the tomb and will live with Romeo in Mantua. Juliet agrees to the plan and takes the potion from Friar Lawrence, however she becomes nervous and wondering if the potion would work.
In the article “Adolescent Angst: 5 Facts About the Teenage Brain” (2012), Robin Nixon states that during a person’s adolescent years they experience many different emotions and experiences that cause them to do certain actions. Nixon also states that brain research could also give reason as to why teens make may make certain bad or impulsive decisions. For example Nixon explains that teens face intense emotions because “the amygdala is thought to connect sensory information to emotional responses. Its development, along with hormonal changes, may give rise to newly intense experiences of rage, fear, aggression (including toward oneself), excitement and sexual attraction.” The actions of Romeo and Juliet correlate with modern brain research
She just thinks about Romeo and about her love for Romeo. Juliet's brain was not making connections in her prefrontal cortex as it is not fully developed which makes it possible for Juliet to make those bad decisions. Though such decisions were made by an adult, and underdeveloped prefrontal cortex of an adult would have been fully matured and which would make possible for an adult to make accurate decisions. If Juliet was an adult then she would have thought of the consequences of the decisions she is going to make and she would not have rushed through it by killing herself. The article shares the major things about the youth's brain by stating that, "the brain's remote control is the prefrontal cortex, a section of the brain that weighs outcomes, forms judgments and controls impulses and emotions"(Edmonds 1).
In this poem, Juliet is taking a risk into taking this potion the friar gave her but she is willing to do anything to not marry Parris and be with the one she truly loves, Romeo. Juliet is about to drink a potion that will make it seem like she is dead but it just puts her to sleep. But as she begins to take the potion she starts to get worried that something may go wrong. She then goes to call the nurse back in to ask for help but quickly realizes she must go through this alone.
Juliet (who has an arranged marriage) takes a potion that was given to her by a man named Friar Lawrence. The potion will make her fall into a death like sleep. Friar Lawrence sends a letter to Romeo telling him about the plan. What Friar Lawrence didn't plan on was Romeo's serving man, Balthasar, seeing Juliet's funeral and telling Romeo