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The Tragic Ending Of A Pair Of Star Crossed Lovers In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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“Do not only think about it, but feel about it, also, before taking appropriate actions,” stated by the author, T.F Hodge. Individuals who make rash actions and decisions without thinking further, may end up with an opposite outcome of what they were hoping for. In the play “Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the characters such as Romeo, Juliet, and Friar Lawrence has demonstrated this impulsive behavior, which has brought death upon “a pair of star crossed lovers (pg.7, line 6): Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo is responsible for his own death and his beloved wife Juliet. Throughout the play, Romeo impulsive actions such as , when he witness the murder of his best friend Mercutio, committed by Tybalt. Romeo, without thinking about the consequence, took Tybalts life (3.1.127-134). If Romeo had thinked for a second , he would have realized Tybalt was going to be killed because of the prince law (1.1.83-105). Another impulsive behavior he did is during the balcony scene when he agreed to marry Juliet right after meeting her for a few hours (2.2.134). Another thing that he did is when Romeo heard the death of Juliet, he immediately went to the apothecary and bought a poison without having a second thought such as seeking help by the friar ( 5.1.37-60). This is was an avoidable option but because of his impulsiveness he chose suicide. As a result, romeo and Juliet took their life because of his rash actions and decisions.
Another Character who is guilty for the death of Romeo and Juliet is Juliet. In addition to Romeo, Juliet also made impulsive actions and decisions. For example, in the play, Juliet was impulsive when she told her father, Capulet that she agreed to marry Paris (4.2.18-49). This made Capulet excited and he made the married day earlier. If Juliet would have a second thought about the consequence and asked Friar Lawrence if its the right time, then Friar Lawrence plan would not have failed due to the mistiming. Another rash action...

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