Teenage Rebellion In Romeo And Juliet

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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. Rebellious teenagers do what they want as they try to make their own decisions, regardless of what their parents…show more content…
Tybalt is very upset about Romeo being there, so he takes the situation to Lord Capulet. Lord Capulet tells Tybalt not to worry about it when he says “Therefore be patient, take no note of him”(ll.v.72), which makes Tybalt very angry. When Tybalt responds by saying “I’ll not endure him.” (ll.v.77), he is being disrespectful and not listening or obeying the adult. He is frankly just back-talking Lord Capulet, which is a sign of rebelliousness. Instead of being the good teenager who always says yes or no ma’am, he went against Capulet, which didn’t do much good for him because Capulet still won. This is isn’t the only example of Tybalt or the other characters showing their rebellious side against their parents or higher authority. As the story moves along, the more the theme of rebellion shows through. The reader learns from early on in the story that there is a feud between two families, the Montagues and the Capulet’s. The two main characters, Romeo and Juliet, are from different sides of the feud, but suddenly fall in love. They both know how wrong it is and Juliet even mentions that when she says “My only love, sprung from my only hate!” (ll.prologue.144). Even though they know it’s wrong, they decide to get married secretly. They both go against their parents rules and get married with only a couple of people
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