Reckless Decisions In Romeo And Juliet

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Reckless Decisions In William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the Capulet and the Montague families create a boundary between the love of Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the play, the audience believes that the couple are “star-crossed lovers,” or that fate destined them to be together. However, is this true? Rather than fate having ultimate control, one is able to make accurate decisions for themselves to control the events that will happen. It might have all been a coincidence. The events that conflict the idea of “star-crossed lovers” are their meeting and falling in love, their separation, and their deaths. The meeting of Romeo and Juliet could have been avoided easily. After hearing about a party at the Capulet’s, Benvolio suggests Romeo should go and he cheerfully responds, “I’ll go along, no such sight to be shown, But…show more content…
After Romeo soon learns about his banishment, he is told by Friar Laurence to go visit Juliet one last time; he responds by saying “It were a grief so brief to part with thee. Farewell.” (3.3.192-193). Thoughtless and stubborn, even though his “undying love” for Juliet affects him, Romeo does not realize that going to Juliet’s house can lead to dire consequences. To avoid these consequences, he could have left Verona immediately. During a tremendous argument between Juliet and her mother, Lady Capulet claims that Juliet must marry Paris, an innocent, charming man who wants to marry her, but she refuses and shouts, “ He shall not make me there a joyful bride…I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo” (3.5.132-137). Even though Juliet was already married to Romeo, she could have accepted her fate because of the hatred between the Montague and Capulet families. Yelling at her parents causes them to be mad at her, and lying makes the situation worse. Eventually, the choices the two “star-crossed lovers” made led to their
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