Young love is a very deep immature feeling, which tends to misguide those affected by it, and the affected ones fall too deeply in love, which leads to a tendency of self-destruction. The concept of the young misguiding love is emphasized in the drama, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet are young when they first see each other and make the mistake of loving each other without knowing their family names. Their deep love without any understanding of the concept of love leads to the young lovers committing suicide, which is a rash decision. They do not embrace their situation, and think about other solutions other than suicide.
Thus, it can be well said that Romeo’s pushy and impulsive actions are responsible of the tragedy in the book. This will be proven by several quotes and passages from acts II, III, and V. Romeo’s decisions are rash and incoherent. Due to desire, Romeo is in love again, fooled by the charms of a pretty face and is willing to take any risk to see the love of his life. After meeting Juliet, daughter of mighty Capulet, in a ball he was not even supposed to attend he chooses, after their separation, to go back to her because he feels incomplete. Just the fact that he chose to jump over the Capulet’s wall was a bad decision in itself.
71-72). In addition, Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet without even thinking of the consequences that the marriage will bring; he just does it in hopes that “this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3. 98-99). Friar Lawrence may have good intentions in mind, but his actions played a heavy role in the whole tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Devising a risky and poorly thought out plan exemplifies one of the many mistakes made by Friar Lawrence, which led to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Friar Laurence’s idea for Juliet is very misguiding, and for an adult, he should have considered what terrible things this decision could bring. Everyone thinks that Juliet is dead and shortly after, she is buried alive in the tomb. If Friar Laurence did not let Juliet drink the fake poison, she would have never been put in the situation that she was in, which leads her to her real death. Even after Mercutio’s death and Romeo’s banishment, Friar Laurence did not see the harmfulness of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage. Instead Friar... ... middle of paper ... ...most famous love story in Western history.
This vividly shows how fast Romeo can fall in love, which shows immaturity. This also shows that he’s very shallow because for him love is based on physical beauty as he only saw Juliet for the first time. Another example of Romeo’s immaturity includes when the prince was merciful and banished Romeo from Verona for killing Tybalt and Romeo whished the prince had sentenced death for him. Also it shows that Romeo did not ... ... middle of paper ... ...” (Shakespeare 5.3.174-175). The reader will see that Juliet shows innocence as she was in a tough position and wanted to die with her Romeo whom she loved.
As he takes the poison Juliet arouses and kills herself when Romeo dies; the depth of his feelings for Juliet is finally established Romeo is being true to his convictions. Overall Romeos has an irrational and impulsive nature; this got him into a great deal of dilemma. However if Romeo was not irrational and impulsive he would have never found or experienced true love and the bitter feud between the Montague's and Capulet's would persist.
If he hadn’t gotten banished, he would have been aware of the plan the Friar and Juliet had created. Unfortunately, Romeo wasn’t informed of the plan, and after he heard about Juliet’s death, he sincerely believed she died. Balthasar, who told Romeo of Juliet’s ‘death’, didn’t want to leave Romeo unaccompanied because he believed that he looked ‘…pale and wild and do import Some misadventure…’(116) lines 28-29. Balthasar’s suspicions were valid because Romeo decided to take his life. He did not stop to ask how she died, or what Friar Laurence has to say about her death.
Romeo and Juliet as a Tragedy of Fate or Character The tragedy Romeo and Juliet is about two 'star-crossed' lovers from rival families. As the two families, the Capulet's and the Montague's, hatred for each other grows, Romeo and Juliet's love for each other turns into a very dramatically passionate and lustful love. This causes the couple to make radical decisions leading to the suicidal ending. Some critics argue that Romeo and Juliet is not a true tragedy. They suggest that the play is a variation of a form of drama called 'Tragedy of Fate' which was popular during the early Elizabethan period.
In Shakespeare's story, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare perceives love with the personalities and actions of the characters, Romeo and Juliet. Both Romeo and Juliet are characterized as immature and irrational due to their "love." In addition, both characters fail to realize the reality of life and go towards the path of adolescence. Even though Romeo and Juliet are doomed at the end of the journey of "love," their demise was caused by their rash and silly decisions because their belief of everlasting love blinds them from reality and shapes their lives into an unstoppable time bomb. Romeo and Juliet choose their own actions through their judgments, which were caused by their belief of everlasting love.