Teen suicide is one of the most over looked problems The United States is dealing with today. According to a nationwide survey, 16% of high schoolers have seriously considered committing suicide, 13% of them formed a plan on how they would complete the task, and about 8% of those students followed through. The story Romeo and Juliet may seem like love story between two star crossed lovers, but in reality it was about two unstable teenagers dealing with mental disorders that contributed to the resolution of the story, them both taking their own lives. Most people believe that Romeo and Juliet committed suicide because they were destined to die, but on the contrary, Juliet really committed suicide, because she was going through major depression,
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
Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to talk to someone but you couldn 't due to problems in the past? If you can relate to this, I would recommend reading Romeo and Juliet. In the story Romeo and Juliet, Lord and Lady Montague and Lord and Lady Capulet are ultimately at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to lord and lady capulet and montague continuing their everlasting feud, romeo and juliet both ended up committing suicide. Both romeo and juliet believed that they could not live without one another so when romeo mistakenly thought juliet died, he killed himself which led to the death of juliet.
In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, there are many aspects of the play which are linked to the teenage brain and how it functions. The teenage brain does not work the same as it does in adults and therefore helps the plot of the play move along quickly. Many of the parts that function in the adolescent brain can be seen in almost every decision that Romeo and Juliet make. Many studies have been created to take a look at how the adolescent brain works. There are some key elements to the brain of adolescents that show why most teens make these impulsive and adventurous decisions. As shown in Romeo and Juliet, teens do things because some parts of the brain do not mature until later in life, teens want a taste of risk, and the chemical
The tragic story that unfolds in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is known all over the world. Although Shakespeare was not a teenager when he wrote the story, he seems to have a good understanding of the adolescent brain, and how it is constantly growing and developing. Nowadays, there are many studies that have been done to find out how the teenage brain works, but Romeo and Juliet shows that Shakespeare was ahead of his time in his knowledge of how teenagers think and act. There are many examples within the play that show how Romeo and Juliet’s developing adolescent brains could have caused them to be more impulsive, have heightened emotions, and engage in more risky behavior.
A white veil drapes her face, shadowing innocence and naivete. He stares as if he sees the most beautiful masterpiece only he is capable of appreciating. She is about to wed a boy she barely knows but feels a passion that is everlasting. Their lips touch like hands do: warm and rough, yet tender; not wanting to break, but wanting to relish in the unity of two people, and only two people--as it should be. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, paints the image of boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy weds girl--except boy’s family hates girl’s family and boy loves girl to the point of death. Many stigmatize the story written by Shakespeare as two teenagers who engage in a toxic relationship or as the basis of most teenage melodramas. But when looked
Healthy and successful relationships are based on a mutual respect, appreciation and a deep love rooted in trust. Most couples establish a sustainable relationship over a long period of time, rather than fixating on physical attraction and carnal desires. In truth, love is often mistaken for lust. In Romeo and Juliet, one can see the misinterpretation of infatuation for true love. Lust overcomes the couple’s actions and causes them to continuously make rash decisions without any consideration of the consequences. Romeo becomes infatuated with Juliet and even before meeting her, claims to love her. However, his love is based on her beauty which causes him to uncontrollably profess his love for her: “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight, For
It is very difficult for teenage boys to understand and explain their emotions. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo falls in love with Juliet as soon as he sees her. Romeo is feeling blind infatuation for Juliet. Because Romeo is a teenage boy, he likely has difficulty in interpreting his emotions. 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. At this point, Romeo feels a very large amount of grief. This grief causes him to feel very unsafe, which leads to him making an irrational and radical decision (killing himself). Finally, long-term memories commonly influence teenagers’ emotions (Zarra 2). This is an additional way in which teenagers’ decisions are guided by their emotions. This correlates to Romeo and Juliet because it explains how Romeo and Juliet thought of
Romeo and Juliet, a tragic love play written by Shakespeare, circles two adolescents in lust, which some can say it can portray teenagers in real life. When watching or reading, it is common to see both Romeo and Juliet making shallow decisions, resulting to the end of their lives. Science can show the way human brains develop from the rear to the front, which can explain why teenagers are more prone to making illogical choices during this era. The outcome of Romeo and Juliet can be connected to the studies of the adolescent brain.
How strange is it if adults were acting as kids and kids were acting like adults? Ironically, this situation happens in the Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a sad and tragic story. Throughout the story, Juliet, one of the protagonists of the story, begins showing signs that she was coming of age. In the beginning of the story, Juliet is described as the only daughter of the Capulets and she always depended on the Nurse, her mother, and her father. This all changed after Juliet fell in love with Romeo. When she met Romeo, she starts to change her behavior and begins to mature. Juliet clearly comes of age throughout the story as she begins as a naïve youth, who struggles to overcome challenges and begins making mature decisions.
“Maturity is not by age, but the acceptance of your responsibilities” (Unknown). In William Shakespeare 's, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, who is a Montague and Juliet, who is a Capulet, met at a Capulet party. Romeo went to the party and met Juliet. They fell in love and got married the next day. Later that day, Romeo kills Juliet 's cousin, Tybalt. Tybalt killed Mercutio, a friend of Romeo, and Romeo was exiled. Then, Lord Capulet, Juliet 's father, decided she was going to marry County Paris, she freaks out and takes a potion which makes her seem dead for forty-two hours. Romeo hears of her “death” and buys a poison from the Apothecary and goes to the Capulet monument. Where he drinks the poison just as Juliet is waking, then
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is an iconic tragedy composed of various characters. In this heartbreaking tale, the dashing Romeo Montague and beautiful Juliet Capulet form a perilous, yet alluring relationship with one another. Their strong love is tested throughout the course of the story, as lives are lost and characters are in vain. Shakespeare does a wonderful job portraying the feelings and impulses of two young adults in love, and the lengths they will go to in order to preserve it. In Romeo and Juliet, three characters who possess prominent traits are Lord Capulet, Tybalt, and Friar Lawrence.
The majority of people find relationships between young teenagers a nuisance, but few would ever consider them fatal. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happens in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.Many forget, however, that this play is a tragedy, and does not star role model characters. The characters Romeo and Juliet have their share of fatal flaws that gives Romeo and Juliet its tragic and infamous ending. Their flaws at first lie dormant, but erupt when the two children meet each other and proclaim their love for eachother. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo’s flaw of naivety and Juliet’s flaw of brashness combine horribly to result in the two characters’ suicides.
Throughout the history of Shakespearen literature, Shakespeare tends to develop the characters in to a way that complements the story. For an example, in Macbeth, he shows the digression of the main character by an internal conflict residing from a mental condition, if he did not explain every detail of his thought process then the story would be bland and not a literature masterpiece. Another key example is the story of Romeo and Juliet, even though it is a romantic piece, he still assigns different personality traits to each character. Which makes them a key asset to how the story concludes and the theme the reader is left to discover. One of the biggest colliding character interactions is Benvolio and Tybalt. While only being “role” characters they find themselves being a huge part of the success of the story’s plot. Benvolio is a unsuccessful peace maker that relentlessly tries to inflict his moralistic diplomacy on the other characters, just to be ignored. While his counterpart, Tybalt is the complete opposite of him and tends to be the problem starter, and tries to manipulate the other character in to doing what he thinks is correct. I believe they are in this story to show the internal conflict that every man/woman is dealt with on a regular day basis. As a majority, we tend to go with our irrational side (Tybalt) then to go to our rational side (Benvolio) when put in a circumstance.
Romeo and Juliet is such an interesting play because even now, five hundred years later we are still talking and learning about this play. It is so relatable till date because people fall in love now as Romeo and Juliet did, families fight, as the Montagues and Capulets did. We can relate to each character in some. Which is what makes this play so compelling and lets it live, five hundred years later. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale of two lovers, separated by an epic feud of their two houses (Romeo a Montague and Juliet a Capulet.) In these two houses there are many relatives and friends that make up much of the population of fare Verona. In the house of Montague there are two men. Mercutio and Benvolio. Both dear friends of the young Romeo. These two friends, so different in their ways are never found apart, or ever far from Romeo.