Romeo and Juliet

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Madisyn King

Mrs. Rospigliosi

English 9 Honors, 1B

3 April 2014

Romeo and Juliet's Decisions

William Shakespeare is a well-known famous author who wrote one of the greatest love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet. The play is easily known for infatuation with the main characters. Infatuation has a lot to do with poor decision making in teens. Both main characters Romeo and Juliet make several poor decisions. In William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet make decisions out of impulsivity through their decisions of Romeo asking to marry Juliet, Romeos threat to kill himself, and Juliet action of killing herself.

Throughout the play, both Romeo and Juliet make quick, poor decisions, one being their marriage towards each other. After Romeo and Juliet met, they instantly decided they were in love with each other. Romeo goes to Juliet's balcony after only a few hours of meeting, and says to her after a few moments of talking to her "The exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine" (2.2.38-39).

Romeo asked for Juliet's hand in marriage. Romeos decision is threw impulsivity because it happened very quickly. Romeo has barley known Juliet; less than a day and he already believes he is in love with her. Another example is Juliet's acceptance to marry Romeo. Juliet falls in love with Romeo, almost as fast as she falls in love with her. Juliet is hesitant about the quick love thing, "I have no joy of this contract tonight. It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden" but she later says "Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow" (Shakespeare 2.2.157.) Juliet is very abrupt with her rapid decision change. Even though she thinks it is very quick to fall in love she still decides to marry Romeo. Juliet...