Romeo And Juliet Essay

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In Romeo and Juliet, the deaths of Romeo and Juliet are the result of no one showing wisdom and restraint. Discuss. Introduction: In the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare Romeo and juliets deaths were the result of lack or restraint and wisdom by the other characters. The progeny of the the two fighting families Romeo and Juliet are to blame as they take there own lifes. No one person could have altered this outcome. Lack of thinking by Friar Lawrence with a rushed plan, and the feud between the families hitting boiling point made the situation for the star crossed lovers even worse. BODY 1. Romeo -too impulsive, doesn’t think about consequences, Romeo's fatal flaw is impetuousness. From the beginning, Romeo acts without thinking of the consequences. Romeo decides to go to the party; knowing Capulet is his enemy. Secondly, Romeo kills Tybalt out of rage, even though he knows it makes things all the worse for his current situation with Tybalt's cousin, Juliet. then grieves his mistake by saying, "O, I am fortune's fool!" Lastly, if Romeo had just taken some time to say prayers or thought about what he was doing before he resorted to suicide, he could have been in the tomb in time for the Friar to arrive and explain everything or for Juliet to wake up. BODY 2. Juliet Against being married at first. “I have no joy in this contract tonight. It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden” Juliet was a 14 year old young beautiful woman, could have had a lot going for her in life, but rational decisions led to suicide. BODY 3. Friar Lawrence "Wisely and slow: they stumble that run fast" those words spoken by Friar Laurence. Words we must listen too. He also asked Romeo "Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear,/So soon forsaken? Young men's love then lies/Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes." Again showing Romeo that this impulsiveness is

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