romeo and juliet Essay

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Romeo and Juliet Ken Levine once said, “We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.” The choices people make define their personality. In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by Shakespeare, many choices affect the end of Romeo and Juliet’s life. As death is inevitable to all people, so is the death of Romeo and Juliet; however, the other character’s decisions factored into their misery leading to their demise, especially Romeo’s. The tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet’s death occurs because of Romeo’s misguided actions and irrational, and impatient personality. At the beginning of the play, Romeo starts his problems by making the misguided choice of allowing himself to fall in love with the family’s rivals. Even though he knew of the feud between the Montague and Capulet families, he decides to go to the masquerade hosted by the Capulet family. When he sees Juliet, he instantly gets infatuated with her and cannot resist going to her. The two adolescents talk and as Juliet leaves, Romeo finds out “her mother is the lady of the house” (Shakespeare I, v, 112). He realizes that this problem negatively affects his family, yet he stands under Juliet’s balcony later that night. “And the place death, considering who thou art, / If any kinsman find thee here” (II, ii, 64-65). Juliet warns Romeo but his love for her does not let her relatives affect him. Romeo fails to behoove any warnings said against his love for Juliet throughout the play, but his stubborn personality and strong love for Juliet causes him to reject help and advice.
Romeo’s irrational ways of thinking stirs many conflicts in the play. To begin with, he marries a girl he meets within a day; a girl he knows his parents do not approve of. He persuades Frair Lawrence to “consent to marry [the two]” and after they wed, Romeo quarrels with Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, and kills him (II, iii, 64). Romeo tries to suppress himself from murdering him, but makes a decision steaming from passion rather than logic. Although he kills Tybalt because he killed Mercutio first, it did not give Romeo the right to kill his wife’s relative. Later that day, The Prince banishes Romeo from Verona as a consequence of his irrational decision. Romeo’s impatience also causes many problems that lead to the death of him and his beloved wife. As the play comes towards an end, the intensity of the problems reaches its climax. When the Frair tells Juliet that he will inform Romeo of the plan that they made, it assures the audience that everything will be all right, but later the audience learns that Romeo did not receive the Friar’s message because Frair John got held back because the town health officials thought he received the plague.…