Theme Of Maturity In Romeo And Juliet

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Maturity gives a person understanding, understanding that allows for prosperity, and with prosperity, survival. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two people, born as enemies, defy their statuses to be together in love. Immaturity killed the two lovers, as immaturity had affected their ability to make plans and decisions. Juliet's immaturity affected her ability to make good plans in a negative way, as she had been rash when dealing with problems that arose. This can be seen in Act 4 of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, where after Friar Lawrence presented his plan to allow Juliet to avoid her arranged marriage, Juliet says, "Give me, give me! O, tell not me of fear! (4.1. 123)" In this quote, you can see that Juliet tells…show more content…
You can see that in Act 3, Romeo says, "Now, Tybalt, take the 'villain' back again that late thou gavest me, for Mercutio's soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him (3.1. 130-134)." In this scene, Tybalt has slain Mercutio and Romeo wishes to get revenge. Romeo's uncontrollable desire for revenge leads to him killing Tybalt and effectively gets him banished from Verona. The fatal events occur then, as a result of Romeo's banishment. Another thing to be considered is that Romeo kills Tybalt without any hesitation, just pure anger fueling his actions, which show that Romeo does not think about the consequences of his actions either, another sign of immaturity. You can see that Romeo's immaturity causes a chain reaction that eventually leads to the deaths of Romeo and…show more content…
This may be seen in Act 1, where Juliet says, "My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy (1.5. 152-155)." This may show that Romeo and Juliet's love for each other led to them pursuing each other, regardless of their status. Their stubborn nature led to their deaths. This is true, but immaturity played a bigger role in their deaths, as their stubborn nature was a result of immaturity, as Romeo and Juliet could not cut losses, even when things got dangerous. Romeo and Juliet's immaturity led to their demise and showed us that immaturity is an important tool which is needed to survive in the world. Should Romeo have been more mature, he may not have killed Tybalt and gotten banished, and if Juliet had been more mature, she may not have agreed to such a flawed plan, in which, ends in their deaths. The immaturity residing in both Romeo and Juliet made them foolish and careless. Should they have been more mature, their deaths may have been more later in their
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