Romeo And Juliet Impulsive Quotes

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Rider Hoffman Feb.25.2012 Period 4 Romeo and Juliet Essay Although people may think that it’s their life and they can do what they want with it, their actions and choices really do affect other people. Shakespeare, throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet, repeatedly uses Romeo as the perfect example of this. Romeo’s impulsiveness negatively affects his friends and mentor, the Capulet and Montague families, and even his lover, Juliet. Romeo’s choices didn’t only affect him. Romeo’s choices cause pain and stress upon his friends and mentor. Romeo, acting out of love, convinces Friar Lawrence to marry him to Juliet after only knowing each other for a few hours. This irrational decision causes conflict for Friar Lawrence…show more content…
After Mercutio’s death, Romeo lashes out, thus leading to another one of his impulsive acts, seeking revenge on Tybalt for killing his best friend. Just before running off to take vengeance on Tybalt, Romeo states, “This day's black fate on more days doth depend; this but begins the woe others must end” (3.1.120-121) Because Romeo intuitively pursues Tybalt; he is killed as well, fueling the ever burning family rivalry. Romeo is then banished causing his mother, Lady Montague, to die of a broken heart in her sorrow for the loss of her only son. The morning after her death, Lord Montague said to the Friar, “Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night! Grief of my son's exile hath stopp'd her breath.” (5.3.219-220). By the end of the play, both the Capulet and Montague families are left grief stricken in the gloom of their deceased loved ones. Lord Montague is left to grieve alone because of the death of his wife and the suicide of his son and Lord and Lady Capulet are mourning over the loss of their only daughter. Romeo’s impulsiveness not only killed a bunch of people but also left many of their loved ones to suffer from their

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