Romeo and Juliet Died of Human Action and Not Fate Essay

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One way in which poor decisions affect the outcome of Romeo and Juliet is Romeos inability to choose the right choice. Romeos really in love with the idea of love not in love itself. This is apparent when he first meets Juliet; he just had his heart broken by another girl. To satisfy “love” he will not do anything in the logical simple way, why didn't he go to ask Capulet to court his daughter? Did he have to sneak under her balcony the first night? Would the families have kept them apart if he had approached them? Romeo needs to fulfill the fairytale he has formed around the word love. Romeo believes that what should happen will happen, he loves Juliet they should get married. That decision alone had a large part in their ends as it …show more content…
Sneaking behind their parents back was completely unnecessary is Romeo or Juliet had stepped forward and asked them for permission. Juliet agrees to the friar's idea of using the potion when she could have just as easily and without the risk of the potion being too strong or being buried alive by running away. Was that needed? Juliet also made the mistake of falling for Romeo in mere minutes which lead to him returning the feelings when he found a girl that loved him in return. Juliet's largest mistake is fueling Romeos idea of love and placing herself in its way.
A third example of poor decision making is by less important characters, although less important their mistakes affect Romeo and Juliet in a very large way. Sampson and Gregory starting a fight caused the prince to hit his limit and declare death on the next person to disturb the peace in Verona. Mercutio makes two major mistakes affecting Romeo, firstly was to tell Romeo to play the field and go to the party despite his feelings, leading to him meeting and kissing Juliet. A second mistake Mercutio made was to fight Tybalt, when he died Tybalt just wanted to keep going and kill Romeo as well. When the Prince discovers Romeo has killed Tybalt, even if Tybalt was at fault he must keep his promise and banishes Romeo to Mantua. Romeos banishment is what leads to the desperate plans of both Romeo and
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