As Romeo and Juliet falls in love with each other within seconds, this displays the lack of development of the teenage brain and how it could cause Romeo and Juliet to fall victim to irrational, reward centered thinking. Juliet and Romeo 's decisions making exemplifies how the teenage brain is not yet fully developed. Still in act II Romeo and Juliet continue to act without thinking.
From that image, love took control of his brain, causing him to run back to Juliet. He did not have the free will to make his own decision by being underage and making irrational decisions before, along with acting with his heart and not his mind. Fate, in the form of love, forced him to come back to Juliet, not his own judgment. Later in the act, Romeo’s friends Mercutio and Benvolio, were looking for Romeo after he suddenly left the ball the night before. Benvolio tells Mercutio that Tybalt had sent a letter challenging Romeo to a duel, and that Romeo accepted.
Romeo only wanted Rosaline because he was infatuated with her, not in love with her. Send pity on Juliet, for it seems as if she was only used as Romeo’s rebound, if you may, and like Rosaline, Romeo was simply only infatuated with her. He loved how she loved him, he loved that she gave herself up to him, he loved her naive sense of what love is, but he didn’t love her. Romeo is not in love with Juliet because of his naive sense of love and quick urges to jump from woman to
This quote, which was hours after Romeo first met Juliet, explicitly shows how quick Romeo was to immediately fall for Juliet and want her to be his almost immediately. It is human instinct to want to jump immediately into romance when you truly begin to like someone, but by following this rush, Romeo only ended up hurting Juliet and his chances together. This could have been simply evaded by moving at a slow, calculated pace to appease their families and also to sort out a plan where the two can escape together. Following instinct only lead them to
Romeo only marries Juliet to get over Rosaline. In fact, the only reason he goes to the party where he meets Juliet is because he thinks that Rosaline might be there. This quote from shows that Romeo is still in love with Rosaline the day he meets Juliet. Romeo says, “Bid a sick man in sadness make his will. / Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill!
Nonetheless one person is at most to blame and his name is Friar Lawrence. Marrying Romeo and Juliet so quickly without thinking is one reason Friar Lawrence is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo beseeches Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet later the same day they meet (2.3.68). The friar should think before he acts upon Romeo’s request. He knows that Romeo is not marrying for love but for looks.
Mercutio: My invocation is fair and honest. In his mistress' name I conjure only but to raise up him. (2.1.27-29) Mercutio’s witty statement provides an exquisite example of dramatic irony because he and Benvolio reference Romeo’s mistress, with Rosaline in mind, and they are oblivious to the fact that Romeo now loves Juliet. Shakespeare incorporates dramatic irony at this specific point in the rising action as a discrete message to the audience that even those who remain super close to Romeo and Juliet are not aware of their secret romantic relationships. Two of Romeo’s best friends remain ou of the loop and are not informed when the love-srtricken Romeo find love and gets married.
Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down (Act 1, Scene 4, Page 2). Before going to crash at the Capulet’s party. Mercutio tells Romeo to cheer up because of his love failure with Rosalina, since she’s a virgin. So he advices him to be rough with love as the to him. I suppose that Mercutio was trying help Romeo get over Rosalina, since he delined him.
Another somewhat minor mistake that changes the future is Romeo and Juliet’s mistake to pursue their love. Romeo and Juliet may be madly in love right from the start, but it wouldn’t have killed them to forget the idea of a forbidden love. “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! / Is Rosaline, whom thou [Romeo] didst love so dear, / So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (Shakespeare 2.3.65-68).
Romeo and Juliet: Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy composed by the English writer, playwright, and actor, William Shakespeare. It tells the story of two young star crossed lovers that meet against all odds at a Capulet party. Romeo and Juliet are not examples of true love because they were too immature, too problematic, and they had been experiencing only a shallow attraction toward one another. The first reason that Romeo and Juliet are not in love due to the fact that they are too childish to fully understand what love is.