Thoughtless Decisions In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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The play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, proves that thoughtless decisions lead to unfortunate consequences. In the play, some may believe that fate led to the suicides of Romeo and Juliet, however, the suicides of Romeo and Juliet were brought on by the poor decisions made by both of the love-struck teenagers. Due to the expectations of society, Romeo and Juliet were expected to be arranged in a loveless marriage, which was not desired by either of them. Because of the state of vulnerability they were both enduring, Romeo and Juliet made the immediate decision to get married which formed greater issues. Romeo and Juliet’s rash decisions, influenced by society’s expectations, ultimately led to their suicides.
The impetuous decisions of Juliet all orbit around the strict presumptions society has on her. Juliet’s parents, the Capulets, arrange for a loveless marriage with a man named Paris before she met her true love. Juliet is opposed to the fact of committing in a loveless marriage, before and after she found the so-called love of her life, Romeo. Juliet said, “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love
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The quick decision Juliet made to disregard the arranged marriage with Paris, proves that she was going against society’s anticipations which led her to keep her relationship with Romeo a secret. When Romeo was vulnerable, he decided to go after a girl he knew he couldn’t be with, which also proves that he went against society’s expectations that forced him to keep his relationship with Juliet a secret. Because of Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be together, they organized a plan to keep their relationship a secret, which ultimately led to their deaths. In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet society plays a huge role in
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