Romeo and Juliet: Fate or Bad choices?

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Once in a while many people make bad decisions. Usually these decisions don’t cause them any harm in their futures, unlike Romeo Montague’s and Juliet Capulet’s decisions. In Verona, a city in Italy, two lovers fall in love. The catch is their families despise each other. Eventually Romeo get’s banished from Verona, and Juliet is forced to marry someone she doesn’t want to marry. Juliet takes a potion that knocks her out for 42 hours, and feigns her death, hoping she does not have to marry Count Paris. Romeo assumes Juliet is dead, and drinks a potion that kills him, and when Juliet wakes up and realizes that Romeo is dead, she stabs herself. In William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Romeo and Juliet, the main protagonists, Romeo and Juliet, make poor choices which eventually lead to their death at the end of the story.

The first poor choice Romeo and Juliet made is falling in love and agreeing to getting married by Friar Laurence. At the beginning of the play, Romeo is sad that Rosaline, the girl he loves doesn’t love him back. Romeo attends the Capulet’s ball to see her. While he is there, he sees Juliet, and falls in love with her the instant he sees her, not knowing that she is a Capulet. This is a poor choice because, he fell in love without taking into account that she is the daughter of his family’s enemy or any other trait, other than how beautiful she is. He wonders if “my [his] heart love till now? Forswear, it sight, I ne’er saw true beauty till tonight”(I.v.59-60). Romeo exclaims his love for Juliet when he first sees her. He does not know who she is, or anything about her. He fell in love with her based on beauty. If he had not become infatuated so quickly, he could have learned she is a Capulet, later thinks about his...

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...te pilot, now at once run on / The dashing rocks thy seasick, weary bark. / Here’s to my love! / O true apothecary, / Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” Romeo says that its miserable be alive while his love is dying. He takes the poison just to die, thinking Juliet’s also dead. This was the poorest choice he has ever made because if he had waited a little longer, then he would have seen that Juliet is alive. Romeo’s impulse got the best of him.

The choices Romeo and Juliet make are poor, and eventually resulted in their death. Getting married, killing Tybalt, and thinking with hastyness were all poor choices that lead to both of their deaths. Once in a while making bad choices doesn’t affect someone as much, but making then many times regularly does affect one’s life. This teaches people that we must think our actions through before committing them.

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