Teenagers In Romeo And Juliet

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In the story “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare two teens that do not have a bond nor trust between them and their parents. The play is set in Verona where there are two stubborn families in a feud called the Capulets and the Montagues. Their feud causes a horrific ending to the lives of Romeo and Juliet. In the story it shows that teenagers can be adaptive, impulsive, and vulnerable.It also shows that teens value risk over reward. When the teen is supported by friends and family he or she tends to not make any dishonorable decisions. Parents play a pivotal role in a teens life. In the article “Teenage Brains” it states “Studies show that when parents engage and guide their teens with a light but steady hand, staying connected but allowing independence, their kids do much better in life”. Most teens that don't have the guidance that they need often make despicable choices in their lives. Although sometimes the problem…show more content…
Romeo was going through a tough time because he and his girlfriend had just broken up. Montague says “But (Romeo), his own affections’ counselor, is to himself - I will not say how true- But to himself so secret and so close.” Romeo didn't have a relationship with neither of his parents which was a big factor in the progression towards his death. He shared neither tells them the source of joy nor the source of his sorrow with his parents. Juliet on the other hand had an adult she could always talk to but she wasn't close with her parents. When Juliet was crying about Romeo's departure her parents thought that she was heartbroken over Tybalt's death. Lady Capulet asked “Evermore weeping over your cousin's death?” Juliet responds with a lie therefore showing that her and her mother have no trust. Both Romeo and Juliet struggle with expressing their true feelings to their
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