Romeo And Juliet Love And Foolish Decisions Analysis

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“Love makes you foolish. It makes you throw every bit of logic away, do stupid things, dangerous things,” quoted by Melissa Marr. People in love lose their sense of logic and this emotion may cause them to act prior to thought. In the book Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love. This evoked a quixotic relationship, and their extreme feelings incited an abundance of irrational decisions. Since the two met, they ceased acting like themselves and only cared about each other. They made careless decisions without considering all of the possible consequences. Throughout the book, Shakespeare displays his opinion that love creates foolish decisions. Shakespeare conveys his opinion that passionate people…show more content…
Romeo and Juliet had many incidents where they did not think of their actions’ consequences on themselves or the people around them. “The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite.” (Rom.II.vi.11-13) Friar Lawrence makes a reference that loving too fast compares to the sweetest honey and justifies that if you love too fast things will turn out dissatisfactory. Friar Lawrence is interpreting that too much honey is delicious but gives you a stomach ache. He attempts to explain that marrying Juliet hurriedly is like too much flavorful honey and that if they slow down their marriage it will work out more agreeable. Romeo and Juliet rush into their love faster than they can handle, and they do not think of the consequences. “Mercutio’s soul Is but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine to keep him company.” (Rom.III.i.89-90) Romeo’s emotions towards Mercutio’s death drove him to kill Tybalt. Romeo let his emotions take over his common sense. Romeo did not think of these consequences as he killed Tybalt, but he loved Mercutio. The anger caused him to act quickly without thinking. This unwise choice caused Romeo to be banished, and made it harder for him to see Juliet. “Here’s to my love! (drinks the poison) O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” (Rom.V.iii.129-131) Romeo kills himself because he thinks Juliet died, but the readers know that she is not dead and will wake up in due time. The dramatic effect of him seeing Juliet dead caused him to act suddenly and kill himself. What is ironic though, is that the readers know that Juliet is not actually dead and if he had been patient, they could have lived happy together. Romeo should have thought before his suicide over a fairly new relationship. Romeo could have

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