Theme Of Haste In Romeo And Juliet

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How The Theme of Haste Thinking Creates Problems Within Romeo and Juliet: Often times, moments can be taken for granted instead of cherished. Within William Shakespeare’s love story Romeo and Juliet, Haste thinking is prominent during Romeo and Juliet’s love, Tybalt’s revenge and Juliet’s arranged marriage. By employing the literary device of haste within Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a world consisting of a quick advancing, twisted plot that leads to the inevitable downfall of perplexed characters. From their first meeting, Romeo and Juliet begin their descent into a troubling rash romance.Romeo and Juliet’s instantaneous love causes dramatic events from the start. Juliet says:“Go ask his name.—If he be married. My grave is like…show more content…
In pursuit of new love Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio decide to attend a Capulet only party. Benvolio tells Romeo to: “At this same ancient feast of Capulet’s Sups the fair Rosaline whom thou so loves With all the admired beauties of Verona. Go thither, and with unattainted eye” (1.2.89-92). Within the quote Benvolio encourages Romeo to get over his rash love for Rosaline and compare her to other girls at the party. The haste within the pursuit for love leads to death for many involved. Tybalt sees Romeo at his family’s exclusive party and thus is triggered his rage towards the Montague family. Tybalt explains to the audience how he will show his hatred of the Montagues: “I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall Now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall.” (1.5.102-103). Tybalt’s hatred can not be stopped, within the quote he deems he will get his sweet revenge on Romeo. Tybalt does not take a second to look at the situation nor does he listen to his Uncle who specifically tells him to make nothing of Romeo. Tybalt takes his problem with his foes to them in a violent manner, he gives no time for explanations. Tybalt dying says: “Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here Shalt with him hence.” (3.1.135-136). The quotation shows us Tybalt’s last words before he died in hatred. Tybalt’s death was a result of his rash decision making and violent nature. Tybalt’s haste personality was the death of him and the reason for the death of Romeo and the banishment of
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