Essay On Hasty In Romeo And Juliet

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Generally, children are very immature. However, as some children grow into their adolescent years, their minds still do not nurture fully. Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare is a tragic young story about, "A pair of star-cross'd lovers [who] take their life"(Prologue, Line 6). William Shakespeare depicts Romeo and Juliet’s character as ones who are adamant, fickle and hasty in order to portray the foolishness of youth. Firstly, Shakespeare designs Romeo and Juliet’s character as youngsters who are extremely hasty. Romeo demonstrates his hastiness when he has a fencing duel with Tybalt. When Mercutio gets stabbed he immediately decides to seek revenge from Tybalt, without putting any thought into his decision. In order to receive revenge, he thinks that, “Staying for thine to keep him company: / Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him” (3.1.128-129). In other words, he believes that Tybalt, or Romeo or both of them shall lie dead with Mercutio. Without taking into consideration the future consequences of this fight, Romeo takes the life of Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin. Juliet, Romeo’s consort for life is also one who is very hasty with matters having to do with her true love. Juliet as a teenager is very quick in making decisions which have to do with her living ‘happily ever after’ with her devotee. One specific instance when she is at the peak of…show more content…
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