Expectations In Romeo And Juliet

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As humans, it is normal for people to make decisions based on how everyone sees them. When you meet strangers, it is normal to feel like you need to be trusted and liked by those people. Making these decisions can alter the individual's unique personality because people often act differently in front of certain people. In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare clearly presents throughout the play that individuals try to please everybody’s expectations and standards in order to satisfy society. Occasionally, the expectations that are set, are made by yourself, which can limit the way you see the world. The result of an individual's actions to satisfy society can cause the individual to fabricate situations, harm the people that they…show more content…
They do not want their families to know that they care for each other because both families expect them to hate each other. Their families expect them to despise each other because of the families’ history. This is evident in Act 1,…show more content…
Therefore the expectations made by the two families was why Romeo and Juliet had to lie and fabricate situations to their parents. Romeo and Juliet rebelling against everyone shows the audience that they are growing up and making decisions for themselves. Throughout the play, there are multiple scenes where many characters passed away or were injured due to the expectation of hate between the two families. As soon as Act 1, Scene 1 the audience watches the two rivals fight “... Draw, if you be men.—Gregory, remember thy washing blow--- They fight...” (I.i.45-54). Not much information is given to the audience of why the two families hate each other, other than the fact that it was “ancient feud”. In Act 3, Scene 1, Tybalt and Mercutio were fighting because of the family feud and Romeo was trying to bring peace upon them. Tybalt murdered Mercutio, this scene exasperated Romeo so he killed
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