Emotional Decisions In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

Emotional decisions leads to negative outcomes Have you made any decisions that did not turn out the way you want it to? It is probably because you made the decision based on your emotions. Well, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger , Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams has characters in their texts who make bad decisions because their emotions blocks their reasonable decisions. Therefore, emotional decisions leads to negative outcomes throughout The Catcher, Romeo and Juliet, and The Menagerie. To begin, J.D Salinger has shown us many examples of emotional decisions that lead characters, in The Catcher, to negative outcomes. The main character, Holden Caulfield, has many negative outcomes …show more content…
To start with the obvious, Romeo’s undying love for Juliet, Romeo decides drinks poison to kill himself because he thought that Juliet died, which also caused Juliet to kill herself. From act 5, Romeo says, “Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (5.3.120). Romeo loves Juliet so much that he died seeing her body in the tomb. If Romeo decided to make a reasonable decision by not killing himself. By making a reasonable decision, the play could have ended with the “pair of star-cross’d lovers” living happily ever after. This shows that Romeo’s emotions lead to his death and the death of Juliet when she wakes up seeing Romeo. Next, Romeo’s anger made him slain Tybalt because Tybalt slain Mercutio, who was a friend of Romeo’s. Romeo was banished from the city because of his crime which separated him from Juliet. In the play, Romeo says, “Tybalt, take the villain back again/Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him” (3.1.124-128). Romeo was filled with rage when he found out that Tybalt slain Mercutio so he took revenge by killing Tybalt instead of legal actions. He got banished from the city as a result of his decision he made based off of his rage. Lastly, when Juliet was desperate to not be married to Paris, so Friar Lawrence made a plan to help her and she went along with it …show more content…
First, Laura drops out of business college because she’s too nervous to handle the business crouse. As a result of her dropping out, Tom needs to find a gentleman caller to support Laura but it turns out that the gentleman caller was not the right person which causes family relationship to turn bad. It says, “Her hands shook so she couldn’t hit the right keys! The first time we gave a speed-test she broke down completely – was sick at the stomach and almost had to be carried into the washroom! After that she never showed up anymore” (32). Laura was nervous and when she dropped out, Amanda to thought that Laura has to be supported by a gentleman caller. Which then causes Amanda to go through the trouble of getting a gentleman caller and end in a disaster. Lastly, when Amanda finds out that Tom brought home an engaged gentleman caller, so she yelled at Tom and told him to leave. It says, “Go, then! Go to the moon-you selfish dreamer!” (114). Amanda was mad when she kicked tome out. Amanda did not think twice about kicking Tom out for bringing home an engaged gentleman caller. When Tom left, Amanda probably can not support the Laura by herself. On top of that, Tom has nowhere to go so he wanders aimlessly through the streets. The emotional decisions this family made were bad decisions that split the whole family

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