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. In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare uses Romeo and Friar Laurence’s relationship as an identity crush. Because whenever Romeo is stuck in a situation where he needs some help in making the right choices he always goes to Friar Laurence and ask him what to do. Romeo looks up to Friar Laurence as a mentor: “Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here!
This difficulty interpreting emotions causes Romeo to confuse his infatuation with Juliet for love for her (Zarra 1). In addition, when a teenager’s amygdalae does not feel safe, the teenager feels anxiety and it becomes difficult for him or her to concentrate or think (Karen 2). This leads to Romeo make several decisions that are the outcomes of him being confused about his emotions. One of these examples is when Romeo decides to kill himself upon learning of Juliet’s supposed death. This decision is the result of Romeo’s difficulty in understanding and reacting to his emotions.
Throughout the play Antigone by Sophocles Creon is seen as a tragic hero, due to the fact that he is rude to others when they try to talk to him and acts childish when insulting others. When someone is trying to give him advice he lashes out and is ignorants he thinks that everyone that tries to give advice is wrong. Until it's too late is that he realizes that he should of listened, but his pride prevented him from doing so. Love is a strong feeling yet some people have a hard time seeing it. Some are too late to notice it and lose everything that is valuable towards
This absence of belonging can easily form into self-destructive tendencies, and possibly leading to suicidal thoughts and actions. In Romeo and Juliet, this is shown in a extreme way. When both Romeo and Juliet explicitly say that they want to or are willing to die for each other, this shows that teenagers see relationships as a somber matter, even though they usually don’t have a full understanding of serious relationships. This is something that often comes with life experience and learning from other relationships, something that most teens, including Romeo and Juliet, just don’t
Several researchers have speculated that something about dating “can be toxic to a girl’s health” (Study: Teen Love Hurts p.2). The relationship between Romeo and Juliet was clearly unhealthy for Juliet, for it made her view Romeo as her main priority after knowing him for one night. She began defying her parents and sneaking around as soon as she met Romeo, which is not a part of a healthy relationship. Overall, negative relationships are harmful to both members of the relationship and often lead to making thoughtless decisions, and this proves that the relationship Romeo and Juliet had was entirely
Romeo and Juliet’s tragic deaths are caused by the ignorance, leading to rash decisions, of Friar Lawrence, and the abuse of parental power and unrelenting demands for Juliet from Capulet. First of all, Friar Lawrence’s plan to help Juliet was dangerous
One way Romeo and Juliet is a relevant work of art is it teaches people about forbidden love. This can be seen when Juliet finds out that she kissed a man that was a Montague. The nurse states, “His name is Romeo, and a Montague, The only son of your great enemy.” (Shakespeare 1062) The word forbidden is used to describe things that people strongly disapprove of or feel guilty about, and that are not often mentioned or talked about. Juliet’s love for Romeo is forbidden because their families
Throughout time, there has been many tragedies caused by romance. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is great example of romantic tragedy. In the play, Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, two feuding families cause tragic results for their children, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. THe events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young lovers to die tragically in despair. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet can be blamed upon Friar Lawrence, the parents of Romeo and Juliet, and Tybalt.
In addition, the ghost of her aunt reflected on her childhood that she doesn’t want to be disowned by her family like the way they did her aunt. For example, when Maxine reaches her puberty age her mother warn her that she should not end up like her aunt “now that you have started to menstruate, what happened to her could happen to you. Don’t humilities us. You wouldn’t like to be forgotten as if you had never been born” (Kingston 5). This talk-story ghost of her aunt cannot be taken for granted because it brings disgrace to the family and this is why her mother exposed her to it from a young age.
Moreover, Melinda’s behavioural issues stem from her depression and lack of desire to actively engage in her life. To emphasize, Heather see this abnormal behaviour when she says, "You don’t like anything. You are the most depressed person I've ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help" (105). Both Heather and Melinda’s mom complain about her depression and they do not try to help her overcome it. In reality, many teens and adults have depression.