Wise Decisions In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Essay Have you ever been desperate for answers, looking in all the wrong places and always coming up empty; refusing other’s advice and regretting what you’ve done? It’s always difficult to make wise decisions when you are blinded by what you wish could resolve the issue instead of focusing on a more realistic and practical way to dealing with the situation. These things are both the cause and effect of life’s little surprises. Shakespeare knew this all too well and used the story of Romeo and Juliet to show us how when people are impatient with each other, their circumstances and/or themselves unfortunate events, ridiculous misunderstandings and horrible tragedies occur. Obviously impatience leaves absolutely no space or time for listening to and considering anyone else’s opinions. For example,…show more content…
Friar Laurence replies to Romeo: Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. (2.3.65-68) When Friar Laurence does agree to marry them to end their families’ strife he is creating false hopes for Romeo that everything could work out fine in the end. This also causes Romeo to be too eager and impatient despite Friar Laurence’s warning against it, and this haste only ends in destruction and tragedy. Another example of this occurs earlier on when

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