Why Is Juliet Impulsive

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Did Juliet Capulet grow up a little too fast? William Shakespeare tells the story of two star-crossed lovers in his play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Warwickshire, England. Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright. William Shakespeare produced most of his works between 1589 through 1613. Early in his career, Shakespeare wrote one of his most famous plays, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The play is a mix between comedy and tragedy. The play is about forbidden lovers whose suicides end the battle between the two families. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare portrays Juliet to be obedient but transforms to an independent woman, impulsive, and passionate. At the beginning of the…show more content…
Juliet acts impulsively when she meets Romeo. “O Romeo, Romeo! Where fore thou art Romeo” (II.ii.33). Juliet wonders why Romeo had to be a Montague. The feud between the two families keeps the star-crossed lovers from being with each other. Juliet knows there is a connection between her and Romeo. She has no doubt in her mind that they are not right for each other. Juliet tells Romeo that if he truly loves her then to send their wedding arrangements to her. Romeo sends the place and time of their wedding to Juliet. The nurse delivers the news to the waiting Juliet. Juliet is impulsive when she agrees to marry Romeo. Juliet’s nurse comes back from meeting Romeo and asks Juliet if she wants to marry Romeo. When Juliet responds with a yes, the Nurse says “Then hie you hence to Friar Lawrence’s cell” (II.iiiii.67). Meaning, hurry to Friar Lawrence’s cell so you can marry Romeo. Juliet knows she cares for Romeo and that he cares for her. Juliet meets Romeo at the cell, forgetting about her arranged marriage. Juliet there weds her loving Romeo. Immediately after, Juliet must return home. Juliet is impulsive when she causes death. Wanting to fake her death so she could be with Romeo, Juliet is taking a big risk. Romeo was not aware of the plan so he thought her death was real. Friar Lawrence sends Balthasar, Romeo’s dedicated servant, to give Romeo a letter explaining the plan. The letter never reaches Romeo. Romeo visits Juliet’s tomb. He thinks she was really dead, but she was in a deep sleep. Romeo drinks the poison, he had gotten earlier, seconds before Juliet
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