Essay On Bad Choices In Romeo And Juliet

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The words, love and choice are known for their positive, warm and pure meaning but Shakespeare proved it wrong. The story, Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare is both a loving and a heartbreaking drama. In this tragedy two star-crossed lovers named Romeo and Juliet try to be together despite their opposing family status which suggests otherwise. Examples of wrong choices made by this young and innocent couple will be discussed. You can interpret this tragedy in many ways, but undoubtedly Romeo and Juliet is suggesting that love blinds young people, and it leads them to making poor choices.

In the first place, the failure of these young lovers of making the wrong choices can be linked to secrecy as well as my own topics, which are love
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They trusted some of the characters but at some point they turned them down. Both Romeo and Juliet relied on people such as, Friar Laurence, the Nurse and Capulet. Friar Lawrence is the man who brought these young lovers together as men and wife and also provided poison to Juliet and took the responsibility of communicating to Romeo about the poison, as a result he failed and became one of the greatest contributors to Romeo and Juliet’s death. Friar Laurence says these words during Romeo and Juliet’s funeral “I/will be brief, for my short date of breath /Is not so long as is a tedious tale./Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet /And she, there dead, that Romeo 's faithful wife./I married them, and their stol 'n marriage day /Was Tybalt 's doomsday, whose untimely death/Banished the new-made bridegroom from the city, /For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined./You, to remove that siege of grief from her,/Betrothed and would have married her perforce/To County Paris. Then comes she to me /And, with wild looks, bid me devise some mean/To rid her from this second marriage /Or in my cell there would she kill herself. /Then gave I her (so tutored by my art) /A sleeping potion, which so took effect /As I intended, for it wrought on her /The form of death.” (5.3.238), this speech explains all the events that had a direct effect on Romeo and …show more content…
Suicide is certainly the worst mistake that anyone can make in their life, however this young couple decided to do it when being influenced by blinding love. In this section the lovers made three wrong choices, including: Juliet, taking the poison, Romeo deciding to commit suicide after seeing Juliet’s lifeless body and Juliet’s suicide after waking up and seeing Romeo’s dead body. All of these mistakes could have been prevented only if love has not blinded these two lovers. As argued in the last paragraph, Juliet made the mistake of taking the poison and trusting Friar Laurence. In like manner Romeo made the mistake of committing suicide after assuming that Juliet is dead, moments before he kills himself he says: “O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. — thus with a kiss I die.” (5.3.129). Identically to Romeo’s Reason to suicide, Juliet woke up and she also killed herself after seeing Romeo’s dead body. Juliet said: “Yea, noise, then I 'll be brief; O, happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rest, and let me die.” 5.3.181 this is Juliet’s speech before she used the dagger to end her life. As shown above, all these examples are only pointing to one topic and that’s making wrong choices when being effected by blinding love. If love has not forced these lovers to make mistakes then the results and the conclusion of this play would be different and they both would have been

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