How Poor Decisions Brought Misfortune in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Choices determine every outcome, A better way to put it is “What we do in life, echoes in eternity”, essentially every single decision one makes , no matter how minuscule, will always have an impact in one’s life. Fate isn’t real; Fate is a term commonly used by those that refuse to accept that they control their own future. Teenagers ever since the beginning of time were and still are expected to make poor choices due to their age. But once they learn to take responsibility for their actions they become adults. Both Romeo and Juliet make multiple decisions such as marrying, killing and suicide without stepping back and thinking about the consequences. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare all the choices made by the star crossed lovers have consequences. The two lovers blame fate for their misfortune. They refuse to believe that fate does not determine the end result, only they can do that. In the beginning of the play Romeo is presented with a plethora of choices. The audience is introduced to Romeo as he sulks over his lover Rosaline. Mercutio, Romeos kingsmen invites Romeo to crash a Capulet party. Romeo at first passes on the offer but then decides to go. The choice to attend the party made way for so many negative things to happen. The choice to attend the Capulet party gave him the opportunity to meet Juliet but also create more bad blood with the rival family. Essentially Romeo doomed himself right from the start Many choices contributed to the end of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo's choice to go to the Capulet party where he met Juliet was one example of their choice. He knows that his family, the Montagues hate the Capulets, Juliet’s family . Still, he goes to their party fully aware what might happen. Romeo is ... ... middle of paper ... ...he play that he will die early in his life. The best explanation, however, is that Shakespeare does not rely on fate entirely. Romeo holds responsibility for his actions in regards to committing suicide, whether or not he was destined to die from the beginning. This ending was avoidable in many ways. First of all, if the Friar had though through his plan a little more he would have realized that there are some flaws that could could result in serious consequences, as happened. Also, Romeo could have tried to live his life without his lover and then soon realized that she was alive, though this would be very hard to do. Romeo made the wrong choice by killing himself, although it may have seemed like the perfect thing to do at that time. He should have not been so hasty in his choices. Romeo isn’t fully to blame, the friar and Juliet played a large role in it as well

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