Romeo And Juliet Critical Analysis

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When people are in a tough situation they tend to want to control everything often acting on impulses without thinking through what consequences the outcome may bring. “How could someone act before thinking?” you might be wondering, but that is exactly what Romeo and Juliet did frequently throughout this play. Many of the characters in this play flew through life acting on impulses, looking at one pixel of a life’s picture and thinking that is all there is to life, not realising there is a huge picture in front of them. Despite not taking in the full picture of a problem Romeo and Juliet often acted on impulse, usually causing the problem to get worse. When Romeo met Juliet, he fell in love and impulsively set his purpose in life to marrying…show more content…
When Juliet finds out about her arranged marriage, she says she would rather marry Romeo whom she “hates”. Juliet then goes to the friar and begs him to weep with her unless he has a solution to the predicament of arranged marriage to Paris. The Friar then offers he might have a plan to help Juliet escape from this unwanted marriage. Juliet immediately begs for him to share, ready to face the worst. She declares, “And I will do is without fear or doubt, / To live an unstained wife to my sweet love” (4.1.88-89). All Juliet wants is to be able to stay true to Romeo, rather than marry Paris or find a way around this predicament. The Friar then gives Juliet a sleeping potion which she takes in haste. “Give me, give me! O, tell not me of fear!” (4.1.122) Juliet is foolishly unafraid of the consequences as long as she stays true to Romeo by not marrying Paris. Though Juliet contemplates the possibilities of outcomes her decision could cause, she drinks the potion to her beloved Romeo and falls asleep, to only cause Romeo to kill himself when he finds her “dead” in her tomb, awakening a new problem, her life’s

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