Romeo And Juliet Essay

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In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, two teenagers fall in love only to find out that their families are bitter enemies. Romeo, formerly in love with Rosaline, is now mesmerized by Juliet’s beauty and completely forgets about his former love. Romeo and Juliet is a story about the teen’s forbidden love and their struggle to be together. Sadly enough, Romeo and Juliet has a very tragic ending where Romeo and Juliet both kill themselves. While fate ultimately decides the outcomes in Romeo and Juliet, several characters contribute to the tragedy by the decisions they make. One character who makes a bad decision leading to the tragedy is Romeo. First of all, when Romeo attends the Capulet party, he dances with Juliet. After dancing with Juliet, Romeo talks to the Nurse and finds out Juliet’s true identity. “’Is she a Capulet? O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt’” (1.5.117-118). After Romeo and Juliet have kissed, he talks to her nurse and learns Juliet’s identity. Even after Romeo learns that Juliet is a Capulet he makes the bad choice of continuing to be with her. If Romeo never continued to see Juliet after the night of the party, their dreadful deaths could have been avoided. Secondly, Romeo tells the Nurse the details of his plan to marry Juliet later that day. “’Bid her devise some means to come to shrift this afternoon; and there she shall at Friar Laurence’ cell be shrived and married’” (2.4.184-187). Romeo makes the awful decision to marry Juliet in secret. By Romeo and Juliet getting married, they only cause themselves more grief when they can’t be together because of Romeo’s banishment. Their grief is what leads to the final tragedy. Finally, after Tybalt kills Mercurtio, Romeo avenges his dear friend’s death and ends up killing Tybalt. As a

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