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Responsibility In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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It is important for people to take responsibility for their own actions and what happens in their own lives. They also need to need to deal with the things that happen in life. Juliet is responsible for her and Romeo's deaths because she killed herself after awakening and finding Romeo dead, she agreed to Friar Lawrence's plan, and she refused to be with Paris causing Friar Lawrence to make the plan. Juliet is definitely one to over react to her situations, but then again she is only 13 years old. She is not the most mature character in the play, by far, but she could have reacted better in the situations.When Juliet finds Romeo she is understandably devastated. Here the overreaction was that she killed herself. Yes she was heartbroken, but she should have listened to Friar Lawrence and left with him. That way she would not have died but she would not have had to marry Paris either. But a young girl full of grief after finding her husband dead and left alone soon to be found and then married, the only thing she could do to be with the one she really loved was to kill herself. "Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end:... Yea, nose? then I'll be brief. O happy dagger! This is thy sheath;…show more content…
This is commonly seen throughout the entire play. An important example of this is when Juliet proposes to Romeo. It was sudden and irrational despite the advise that Friar Lawrence gave him. Another important time that Juliet suddenly made a decision without really thinking it over was when she agreed to Friar Lawrence's plan to fake her death and then runaway to Mantua with Romeo. "Give me, give me! O, tell me not of fear!" (Shakespeare Act 4 Scene 1). This is Juliet's reaction to when Friar Lawrence comes up with the plan. The plan clearly is very fragile and has little hope for real success yet she is so eager to not be with Paris that she is practically prepared to do
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