R+J: Choice Not Chance Essay

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"There were people all over, running and getting shot... Have you seen Saving Private Ryan? The first 10 minutes of that? That's what it was like...I checked this one kid, and I knew he was dead. I looked at the other kid, and he was moaning in pain and there was blood all over the place. He looked at me and half of his face was blown off. He just looked at me and like, I don't know...What do you say at that moment when someone's going to die?" recalls Nick Foss a student at Columbine High School during the shooting. Why do you think this tragic event occurred? Sure there are a number of reasons, but the main one was the choices made by those involved. Their peers chose to make fun of them because they were "different" and so those victims chose to do something about it. Life is full of decisions, some good and some bad. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, those characters ended up making many hard choices. The story of Romeo and Juliet is about two secret young lovers who belonged to two rival families and come into conflict with their parents. Therefore strategizing a dangerous plan so they can be together, which ends up costing them their lives. Romeo and Juliet's suicide was not guided by fate, but by choices which they themselves made that led them to their death. First of all, Romeo acted on his first thoughts, which ended up fostering deadly decisions in the end. In the beginning, Romeo and Benvolio discuss whether or not they want to attend the Capulet's party. Tut! you saw her fair, none else being by, Herself pois'd with herself in either eye; 2 But in that crystal scales let there be wigh'd Your lady's love against some other maid That I will show you shining at this feast, And she shall scant show well that now seems best.Romeo replies, " I'll go along, no such sight to be shown,/ But rejoice in splendor of mine own" (I.ii. 92-99). Benvolio is explaining that if Romeo goes to the party he can compare Rosaline (who Romeo is in love with) to all the other women there and will prove that there are more beautiful women than her. Romeo accepts his offer, but only to see Rosaline, and not to meet other women there. Even though Romeo's choice is blinded with his love for Rosaline, he still chooses to attend the party. He has complete control over whether or not to go to the party, and should realize the consequences of going. Such as getting thrown out because of his family name. Or even something that never occurred to him, falling in love with someone else besides Rosaline, Juliet. Again, love and also beauty blind Romeo when he sees Juliet for the first time: O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear- Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows As yonder lady o'er her fellows...

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