The Impulse Decisions In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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The impulse decisions made by Romeo and Juliet and the actions displayed for their “love” are emotionally charged and are based on initial feelings, therefore, their love is not true. Romeo and Juliet both have affection for each other, but it is truly only from the physical appearances they base their love on. When Romeo sees Juliet for the first time at the Capulet party, the first thought he had was that he loved her. True love isn’t based on just looks and looks were the only thing that Romeo could see at that point. When Romeo asked Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet, Friar says “Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes,” (Act 2, Scene 3). This statement is saying that Romeo’s love for Juliet is not true. Without even getting to know her, he decided that he was in love with her because he thought she was attractive. At his first sight of her, Romeo says “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night,” (Act 1, Scene 5). Upon meeting each other, Romeo and Juliet kiss without …show more content…

He claims that it would be impossible for him to even think about fighting Tybalt, but when the time comes, he gives in when they fight saying “Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again, that late thou gavest me; for Mercutio’s soul,” (Act 3, Scene 1). If Romeo would have truly loved Juliet, he would’ve resisted fighting Tybalt as much as he could since he knew how much Juliet loved Tybalt. Though his emotions from the death of Mercutio were significant, that shouldn't have affected Romeo’s choice of killing Tybalt. The emotionally charged decisions that are made in Romeo and Juliet are reckless and prove not to show what true love is, but instead show a love based on outward looks. Therefore, The impulse decisions made by Romeo and Juliet and the actions displayed for their “love” are based on initial feelings, and do not show true

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