Hasty Decisions In Romeo And Juliet

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Marriage at first sight? Maybe waiting is better…. (An analysis of hasty decisions in Romeo and Juliet) Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so marry me maybe. Romeo and Juliet has often been referred to as a play of hasty decisions, and indeed it is. In this Shakespearean play, two young lovers meet, marry, consummate that marriage, and kill themselves, in a matter of a few days. Romeo and Juliet meet, dance, kiss, then get married; all in a matter of hours. If that’s not hasty, then what is? When he finds Juliet at the grave, he kills himself because she is dead (supposedly). He doesn’t even consider in the slightest the chances of a life without her. Upon her waking, Juliet executes suicide in the same abrupt manner. They only think in the pain of the here and now, not the possibilities that the future holds. Romeo…show more content…
Not considering the consequences of their actions, or the chain reaction that occurs, they think only of the feelings currently residing in the front of their minds. As a result, the joy of their love goes downhill from there. They consummate the marriage, and this moment of joy is fated to be their last living encounter together. The adieus exchanged are the final goodbyes unbeknownst to them, though Juliet foreshadows what is to come by saying, “O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails, or thou lookest pale.” (lines 54-57 scene V act III) However, up until this point, regardless of all the misunderstandings that have played out, a happy ever after is still a possibility. Rash decisions such as getting married behind your family’s backs is unwise, to say the least. These two foolish younguns follow through with their love-blind plans and create a chaos that only calms at their untimely
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