Tragic Cause Of Romeo And Juliet

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The story Romeo and Juliet can be considered one of the most known tragic love stories known to humanity. The story prior to the two young lovers committing suicide has been examined and debated all over the globe in the effort to discover the driving factors that led to the suicides. People argue about what they believe caused the young teens to take their own lives. Many people believe that the tragedy was caused by a family feud, although I think not. My opinion is that the ages of the characters, particularly Romeo caused this immense tragedy. Romeo’s young age caused him to have an unrealistic view of love, behave immaturely, and act impulsively. Romeo's idea of love was way too dramatic. From the first time we meet Romeo, the reader can…show more content…
He quickly jumps from love to love, based only on beauty, and out of the two girls he has “loved,” he has said they are the most perfect girls in the world. We can look at recent research and find “adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s rational part. This is the part of the brain that responds to situations with good judgment and an awareness of long-term consequences. Teens process information with the amygdala. This is the emotional part” (University of Rochester Medical Center). Research sponsored by the Australian government found, “brain remodeling happens intensively during adolescence, continuing into your child’s mid-20s...and the front part of the brain, the prefrontal cortex, is remodeled last. The prefrontal cortex is the decision-making part of the brain, responsible for your child’s ability to plan and think about the consequences of actions, solve problems and control impulses” (raisingchildren.net.au). Romeo was still too young to have undergone this brain remodeling so his decision-making skills were still underdeveloped, so his choices were based on emotions, not reasons. If we take a closer look to see exactly how long it took Romeo to get over Rosaline, we can see it did not take long at all. As soon as he saw Juliet he immediately wanted her. One could say that Juliet was a rebound for
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