Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Madisyn KingMrs. RospigliosiEnglish 9 Honors, 1B3 April 2014Romeo and Juliet's DecisionsWilliam Shakespeare is a well-known famous author who wrote one of the greatest love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet. The play is easily known for infatuation with the main characters. Infatuation has a lot to do with poor decision making in teens. Both main characters Romeo and Juliet make several poor decisions. In William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet make decisions out of impulsivity through their decisions of Romeo asking to marry Juliet, Romeos threat to kill himself, and Juliet action of killing herself.Throughout the play, both Romeo and Juliet make quick, poor decisions, one being their marriage towards each other. After Romeo and Juliet met, they instantly decided they were in love with each other. Romeo goes to Juliet's balcony after only a few hours of meeting, and says to her after a few moments of talking to her "The exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine" (2.2.38-39). Romeo asked for Juliet's hand in marriage. Romeos decision is threw impulsivity because it happened very quickly. Romeo has barley known Juliet; less than a day and he already believes he is in love with her. Another example is Juliet's acceptance to marry Romeo. Juliet falls in love with Romeo, almost as fast as she falls in love with her. Juliet is hesitant about the quick love thing, "I have no joy of this contract tonight. It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden" but she later says "Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow" (Shakespeare 2.2.157.) Juliet is very abrupt with her rapid decision change. Even though she thinks it is very quick to fall in love she still decides to marry Romeo. Juliet met Romeo less than a day ago, and she already thinks she loves him enough to get married to him and she already decided she trusts him. Juliet has no proof that Romeo is actually telling the truth with his marriage proposal, she shows impulsive by believing he really wants to marry her with the sweet things he says. Teens are known to make quick decisions out of their emotions: "Teens are known for being impulsive, taking risks and having emotional outburst."(Scholastic) This quote shows how teens make decisions quickly based on what they are feeling at that moment. Also teens don't normally think about their actions before doing them. Romeo thought he felt love so his first instinct was to get married to whom he loves, which at the time happened to be Juliet.Romeo's character makes a lot of decisions throughout the play, most being not well thought out and not the smartest choices. Romeo makes a decision very quickly the night he found out he was banished, "Doth my name lodge? Tell me, that I may sack the hateful mansion" (3.3.22-25). Romeo acts on impulse, he doesn't think about his consequences of killing himself before he does them. Romeo immediately went to kill himself once he heard bad news. Romeo didn't want to live anymore because...

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