How Did Romeo And Juliet Make Impulsive Decisions

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Romeo and Juliet is the tragic story of two star-crossed lovers, caught in the feud of their families. With their desire to express and pursue their love for each other, Romeo and Juliet both make decisions that have significant influence on the events throughout the play. They make impulsive decisions, meaning quick, non-processed choices based solely off emotions. The impulsive decisions the two lovers make ultimately contribute to their downfall, and to the downfall of other members of both families.
Through his words and actions, Romeo makes impulsive decisions which allow for him to affect himself and everyone else involved in this play. When Romeo sees Juliet for the first time, he says “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (1.5.50-51). He falls in love with Juliet at first sight, and upon that, forgets about Rosaline who he seemed to be much in love with not too long ago. This is a very quick decision based solely off emotion, as he has not even spoken a word to Juliet up to this point. Also, Romeo says “My life were better ended by their hate, than death proroguèd, wanting of thy love” (2.2.77-78). Romeo is proclaiming to Juliet he does not care what her family does to him when they find out about he and Juliet. He values the love of a girl he has not known for a full day thus far over his life. He says this using his emotions, and not going through the thought process of how bad
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They consistently made decisions without thinking of the consequences, and they were both so blinded by their love, it allowed them to make all of these impulsive decisions. They chose to act impulsively, and that had a tragic, lasting affect on themselves and the members of their respective families. Romeo and Juliet’s impulsive decisions which recurred throughout the play ultimately lead to their