Romeo and Juliet- Valuble Lessons

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All people need to learn valuable lessons in life. In his play, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare writes of valuable life lessons and shows how young people should act and not act in order to avoid tragedy. The author uses the characters Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet to prove his thesis. Shakespeare uses Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet to prove that being hot-headed gets you nowhere in life. When Tybalt sees Romeo, he says to the servant, “This, by his voice, should be a Montague, Fetch me my rapier boy” (page 41). Lord Capulet stops Tybalt, preventing anyone from getting injured and keeping the Capulet’s ball in order. Tybalt is quick to fight Mercutio, which gets both of them killed. Although Tybalt is hot-headed, the nurse describes him as a very nice person when she says, “O Tybalt, Tybalt the best friend I had! O courteous Tybalt, honest gentleman” (page 105). This proves that being gentle and honest gains the trust of others and helps you in the future. Aside from Tybalt, Shakespeare uses the character Romeo to prove that being overdramatic will not solve your conflicts. When Romeo says, “thou cut’st my head off with a golden axe” (page 111), It makes the situation more tense. It seems like Romeo only wants attention and this is his way of getting it. People do not like to be around people who do this. Romeo also has many other characteristics, such as brave. He proves this when he steps between Tybalt and Mercutio as they are fighting, saying, “Hold Tybalt! Good Mercutio” (page 75). Having this courage may help with future conflicts that Romeo has. Romeo is also very romantic which wins Juliet over. He demonstrates this when he is talking to Juliet in the balcony scene as he says, “the exchange of thy love faithful vow for me” (page 59), proposing to Juliet. Lastly, Shakespeare uses Juliet to support his thesis as she is loveable and dependant, yet
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