As the old saying goes, young love is blind. Romeo and Juliet is a play written by William Shakespeare, two star-crossed lovers defying their families’ ancient grudge to be with each other, even if that means in death. The question is who is to blame? Romeo, even in death should be held responsible. If it weren’t for his series of misguided actions the outcome would have been very different. The situations he created for himself showed his fickle nature, impulsive behavior and impatient demeanor towards everything that occurred.
Reckless actions lead to untimely deaths. In Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”, both protagonists fight for their hopeless love. Bloodshed and chaos appear inevitable in fair Verona; Romeo and Juliet come from enemy households, the Montegues and the Capulets, who have sworn to defeat one another. The young and handsome Romeo weeps over his unrequited love for Rosaline, until he lays his eyes on Juliet. Strong and independent, Juliet seeks to escape her family’s will to marry her off to Paris, a kinsman of the Prince. Fate ties these adolescents’ lives together binding them to witness the ill-fortunes of Romeo and Juliet’s love. Romeo and Juliet prove themselves woefully impulsive through their words and actions, which ultimately
As seen, Romeo has, throughout the whole course of the play, demonstrated his impulsive and immature nature. Romeo, though he has matured only slightly with Juliet, still makes childish choices and decisions, and lets his emotions get the
Romeo is a melodramatic 16-year old that lets his downheartedness over Rosaline take over when he sees Juliet. Romeo is unhappy, as Rosaline decided to stay chaste, and then he meets Juliet and he sees that she is looks attractive and wants to make irresponsible decisions. Romeo gives a perfect example of his irresponsible, lustful identity when he says this, “Did my heart love till now? / Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night”(Shakespeare,
Occasionally everyone makes atrocious decisions, and usually, these choices do not cause an enormous negative impact on their future. In the classic Romeo and Juliet, the outcome of the characters’ demise is a result of their fast pace-decisions, their ignorance/assumptions, and their lack of ability in accepting responsibility.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was a tragedy. Romeo and Juliet face many conflicts such as their families absolutely hating each other. If anyone in either of the families finds quite a few of them will die. Romeo is very sensitive and impulsive during this time in his life. Romeo is going through a lot and needs to make tough decisions. Juliet acts childish and stubborn during this section of her life. Juliet also needs to make some life changing decisions during this part of her life. Neither of them know what they’re doing, and all they know is that they love each other. You can characterize both the characters Romeo and Juliet as rash, since they don’t do a lot of thinking before making a lot of decisions. Romeo and Juliet don’t
As the story of Romeo and Juliet further progresses, Romeo’s true character becomes more and more apparent; he seems to act solely by impulse. Romeo acts moreso with his emotions, and sudden thoughts than his brain which stores reason and logic. This causes for tragedy and unfortunate circumstance by the end of the poem. This shows how impulsive he is in most of his decisions and how he tends to be very dramatic in everything that he does. When Romeo discovers that Juliet is dead, he almost immediately dramatically decides to drink poison, to kill himself. “Here’s to love, O true apothecary, thy drugs are quick - thus with a kiss I die.” Which shows how quickly he makes wrash and dramatic decisions without thinking it through. If Romeo had not been so careless and impulsive in his decision, Juliet would have awoken and they would both still be alive.
Next, Revenge of Romeo leads his banishment and a step closer to death. As Shakespeare writes in Romeo and Juliet, “Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again that late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul”(3.3.130-131). This shows that Romeo is mad and wants to take revenge on Tybalt for killing Mercutio. After Romeo kills Tybalt he gets
In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, many characters meet their tragic end as a result of a plethora of factors, from old rivalries to new love. It is a tragic story of two lovers, destined to complete each other, but also to end a bitter feud through their deaths (Prologue.3-6). However, if the blame had to be ascribed to one person in particular, that person would be Romeo Montague. Throughout the play, Shakespeare showcases Romeo’s irrationality and poor decision making, leading to the gruesome deaths of his loved ones. Romeo is most to blame for the tragic slew of deaths because he is oblivious, quick to act, and too urgent in his relationship.
Romeo could have chosen any girl to be with instantly, but instead he had to pick a Capulet, one of his family's enemies. His infatuation with the idea of love causes him to believe that he had true feelings for Juliet. However, his actions toward Juliet shows his obsessive and clingy personality. He was with Rosaline one day and the next with Juliet. He was so desperate to be with someone, he had to marry Juliet. Friar went along with the proposition and married the two of them. Romeo didn’t even think of what consequences they could have faced if they became married or how their families would feel of the situation. To be married at such a young age, Romeo cannot possibly handle all of the obstacles that hang in the future. When Romeo went to the Capulet ball uninvited, Tybalt felt offended and sent a letter challenging Romeo to a duel. Romeo was relaxed and tried to solve the argument words, but instead Tybalt insulted Romeo by calling him a villain. Instead riling him into a fight, Romeo responded with, “But love thee better than thou canst devise/...And so, good Capulet—which name I
If Romeo would not have killed Tybalt, he would not have been exiled from Verona. Romeo being exiled caused Lady Montague stress and depression, which in time killed her. When Lord Montague entered the crowd he said, “...my wife is dead tonight! Grief of my son’s exile hath stopped her breath” (Shakespeare 5.3.210-211). If Romeo would not have killed Tybalt, Lady Montague would not have grieved over his banishment and she would still be alive. Romeo’s impulsivity also caused the death of Paris. When Romeo found out Juliet died, he came to her tomb and took Paris’ life. Romeo says, “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight” (Shakespeare 5.1.34). When Balthazar shared the news that Juliet died, Romeo went back to Verona and killed
Adolescents make more rash decisions than any other age group. This behavior linked with teenagers leads to risky actions because of the design of the teenage brain. On the flip side, the blueprint of the teenage brain permits teens to pick up new skills by seeking out different adventures. The teenage characters in Romeo and Juliet pose as an accurate representation of typical teenage decision making. Although this is consistent behavior with this age group, based upon scientific findings of adolescent brain growth, brain maturity, and pleasure drive, teenagers like Romeo and Juliet should be held responsible for their risk-taking and impulsive behavior.
In the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare the character who action where at fault for the disastrous result was Romeo. His careless irrational and selfish moves caused him and his 20 second love, Juliet to lose there life at a very young ages. “ Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that killed him, he is banished” ( Act 3, scene 2, line 70). This shows how the hostility escalated quickly and turned south for poor Romeo causing the loss of a life and his banishment for the city he has known forever. “ Thou canst not speak of that thou dost not feel. Wert thou as young as I, Juliet thy love, An hour but married, Tybalt murdered… Taking measures of an unmade grave” ( Act 3, Scene 3, Line 65). Exhibiting the carelessness
Every now and then, when you’re lonely, you become impulsive. This was Romeo’s case when he hadn’t been a relationship in Shakespear’s Romeo and Juliet. Romeo's impulsiviy changed his relationship a lot with his friends and Juliet. Romeo stalks Juliet in her garden after the Capulet party that he went to only to see Rosaline. Romeo says "Did my heart love till now...
Romeo is faced with similar oppositions as Juliet. His family, being sworn enemies to the Capulets, are kept in the dark about his romance with Juliet. Also, when the Capulets begin to perceive of the close relationship between Romeo and Juliet, it makes him a greater target to Capulet men such as Tybalt. There is no doubt as to Romeo’s faithfulness towards Juliet and his desire to do all that is needed in order to have her love, but because of his lack of experience in life, Romeo is not at all faultless. Perhaps the most notable act that sabotaged his relationship with Juliet was his slaying of Tybalt. However honorable and necessary it may have seemed to him at the time, Romeo’s rashness once again rears its ugly head after Mercutio foolishly brings about his own demise. Of course, Romeo immediately regrets his impetuous actions after the grave mistake had already been done as he does many times throughout the story.