How romeo is responsible for his and juliet's own deaths.

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Romeo and Juliet

The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, tells the story of two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, who meet and fall in love, and through a series of bad decisions and chance occurrences, end up dead in the course of a week. But who, if any one person, was responsible for all this? One could point fingers at many, but the most would point to Romeo. Well, why Romeo? By reading his actions and thoughts in the story a wealth of good arguments can be debated. Romeo is impulsive, a bad decision maker, and has a very unstable mind and personality. All of these qualities aid in dooming his short relationship with Juliet to the tomb.

First, Romeo's impulsiveness causes him to seek out Juliet at the feast he has attended, although not invited. He seeks her out and without thought kisses her, something he should not have done.

His impulsiveness causes him to go out to her family's orchard and spy on her, not an intelligent thing to do since any of her kin that would have seen him would have killed him on the spot. That same impulsiveness causes the both of them to agree to marry the very next day, which would have seemed ridiculous to anybody else. At other times in the story he tries to kill himself several solely on impulse, then later succeeds at this, but not before killing Tybalt out of quick anger and revenge.

Second, Romeo's continuos string of bad decisions also contributes to his demise. His first notable bad decision was going to the Capulet's feast, which he did even after a dream premonition of disaster. Then after the feast, he decides to hide from his friends and go to Juliet's...