William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

1478 Words Apr 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Young lovers defy their families’ long-established vendetta and jeopardize all they have to continue their relationship. The violent commotion between the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, finally bring peace to their feuding families, with their own death. Like with many suicide cases, there are challenges and decisions being made that lead up to this decision. Often times, we question who contributed to the suicide. Regardless, others argue that Romeo and Juliet should be held accountable for their ultimate decision. Then again, there is no definite reason to assign fault to Romeo and Juliet. Not only are their brains not fully developed, but pressures from outside forces caused such stress within the relationship.
To begin with, teenagers, like Romeo and Juliet, don’t yet have a fully mature brain to make wise and reasonable decisions. In particular, the region of Romeo and Juliet’s brain that assists in making knowledgeable decisions, the prefrontal cortex, also recognized as the frontal lobes, are not completely connected until the mid 20’s. Dr. Adriana Galaván, a Director and Principal Investigator of the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory, with an expertise in adolescent brain development, commented in her Ted Talk that “the prefrontal cortex is the part of your brain that helps you think of the consequences or potential consequences of your actions before you do them, it helps you regulate your behavior and your emotions”. Throughout the book, Romeo and Juliet have…
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