The Importance Of Choices In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, everything in the story correlates with choice and decision. The actions and choices that the characters made determine what would happen in the long run. However, most choices caused deaths and some caused happiness. Romeo and Juliet loving each other was a choice they made. If Romeo hadn’t gone to the party then they would have never met each other; a choice that risked their lives and the lives of others. The readers saw that Tybalt starting a fight with Romeo and his friends was a choice. Juliet trusting Friar Laurence and taking the potion was a choice. The actions we take can determine our future and the actions the characters took planned out their futures. Not only were their futures bad, but some actions could have been prevented.…show more content…
Romeo and his friends knew there was a Capulet annual masquerade party; Benvolio and Mercutio recommended going so that Romeo could get over his and Rosaline's endings and maybe find a new love. Romeo found Juliet and when they first saw each other it was the love at first sight case scenario. They later found out that they were family rivals and they chose to love each other anyways. Romeo and Juliet were telling each other their feelings for one another and expressed it with a kiss, a kiss that changed everything for the worst “This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this/ My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss”. (I. V. 97-99) They had their first kiss as an act of their love. The readers saw that Tybalt starting a fight with Romeo and his friends was a choice. Tybalt knew that he wasn’t supposed to mess with the Montagues but did anyways. Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining
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