Rash Actions Leads To Chaos In Shakespeare´S Romeo And Juliet

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Bloodshed, tears, and chaos; will one endure all of these hardships for love? When people are in love, they perform rash actions which ultimately lead to chaos. In Romeo and Juliet, written by the well-known playwright William Shakespeare, one of the main characters, Romeo, falls in love with a beautiful girl named Juliet, who is of the Capulet family. Throughout the tragedy, lust proves to be a greater factor than true love. Lust causes Romeo’s love for Rosaline to quickly move on to Juliet. In addition, the deep anger that Romeo feels after witnessing the death of his good friend, Mercutio, leads to the thought of revenge and slaying towards Tybalt, the murderer. Lastly, upon hearing the death of Juliet, Romeo quickly rushes towards Verona to kill himself. The rash actions Romeo takes throughout the play leads to the constant chaos, which ultimately ends in the death of the two star-crossed lovers.
Rosaline, whom Romeo previously loved, is replaced by another girl as soon as his eyes are laid on her. At the sight of Juliet, Rosaline is forgotten and Romeo instantaneously falls in love. When Romeo expresses his love for Juliet to the friar, the friar responds with, “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear/So soon forsaken?” (2.3.69-71). The sudden declaration of his love for Juliet, the daughter of the opposing family throws Friar Lawrence off guard at first. The friar asks about Rosaline because he knows that Romeo loved her so much only less than a day ago. The sudden, rash action of falling in love with a Capulet led to chaos and hardships for both characters. Romeo’s unexpected, bold declaration of his love for Juliet to the friar leads to the upcoming struggles that both Romeo and Juliet face and also the final ending. The rash action of falling in love with Juliet because of...

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