Essay On Romeo And Juliet Free Will

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Free will can cause teens to make both superior and poor decisions, but with factoring in other people’s actions to the situation it can lead to an unintended ending such as death. William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, written in 1597, is about two young “star-crossed lovers” who fall in love and are kept apart by their feuding families. After facing many difficulties they decide to kill themselves so they can be together. According to The Choice is Yours: The Fate of Free Will by Marcelo Gleiser, young teens’ free will can drive them to do unexpected things that affect both themselves, their families, and others around them. Some of Romeo and Juliet’s decisions are based on freedom of choice. Free will is part of making independent…show more content…
This fight between Romeo, Mercutio and Tybalt ends in serious matters. Tybalt comes up to Romeo wanting to fight him, but Mercutio steps in and starts fighting Tybalt. Mercutio is struck by Tybalt and as a result of this, Romeo says to Benvolio when everyone has left, “This day’s black fate on more days doth depend; This but begins the woe, others must end” (3.1.124-125). Romeo is furious at Tybalt for what he did to Mercutio that and he wants revenge so he goes after Tybalt, fights him and kills him. The Prince banishes Romeo from Verona as a consequence for his actions. Romeo killing Tybalt is a decision made by free will. As stated in The Choice is Yours: The Fate of Free Will, sometimes a teen’s brain can decide a series of actions before the person is aware of it. Romeo is furious and his brain leads him to the decision to kill Tybalt because his anger gets the best of him. Of course, most actions come with a consequence and because Romeo is banished, he will never be able to see his beloved Juliet ever again. Sadly, the fight is only the beginning to the downfall of these “star-crossed
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