Fatal Flaws In Romeo And Juliet

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“An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.” - Criss Jami. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is about a long-standing hatred between two families, Montagues and Capulets that erupts into new violence, and citizen’s stain their hands with the blood of their fellow citizens. Two unlucky children, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet of these enemy families fall in love and commit suicide. In the play, Romeo evidently shows off haste, courage and great passion for love. Throughout the play, he keeps changing his mind really quick, with ultimate confidence and courage, but sensitive about his love. Romeo is a very flawed character whose hasty, courageous and passionate behaviour led to his and his beloved …show more content…
Several times throughout the play, his habit of quick decision making overcomes logic and reasoning. First of all, when Romeo goes to the party at Capulet house, he instantly falls in love with Juliet Capulet, forgetting all about Rosaline for whom he was having a rough time getting her. Romeo says, “She hath, and in that sparing makes huge waste; […] Do I live dead, that to live to tell it now” (I. i. 212-218). In this quote he talks about Rosaline and how much he loves her. However, he just met Juliet at the party and instantly changes his mind and already calls her, his true love. Also, after he meets Juliet that evening, he goes to her room later that night and talks for a few hours. After knowing only each other for really just a day, they decided to marry each other. Juliet says, “Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed. […] Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, […] And follow thee my lord throughout the world” (II. ii. 142_148). In this quote Juliet asks Romeo to marry her the next day and confirm it after asking Friar Lawrence. Another place where he shows his impulsiveness is when Juliet followed the idea of Friar Lawrence to take a drug to pretend her death. Balthasar, Romeo’s servant, unaware of the truth told him about Juliet’s Death. He drinks the poison too quickly after he sees Juliet’s corpse. He should have waited for …show more content…
Even at the beginning of the play, he is deeply depressed and is having emotional problems that mainly deals with love. Romeo has fallen in love in love with Rosaline, but is having a hard time to get her, which has made him secluded in his own room, and write poetry to express what he feels. Romeo says, “Alas that love, whose view is muffled still, […] This love feel I, that feel no love in this. / Dost thou not laugh?” (I. i. 165-177). This quote shows how passionate Romeo is about love and how he perceives it. He expresses his emotions and describes what love is in his sight. Romeo keeps falling in love that causes him to remain depressed. Similarly, he shows his passion, obsession and emotions with Juliet, when he meets her forgetting all about Rosaline. His sad and depressed mood changes back to happy and falling in another love. His passion takes him all the way to Juliet’s house around midnight to talk to her. He says, “[…] For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (I. v. 43-52). Romeo says this after seeing Juliet for the first time and forgets that a girl named Rosaline ever existed. Chiefly, the most passionate deed by Romeo is when he kills Tybalt for Mercutio’s blood and gets banished from Verona. The scene takes place right before he leaves to Mantua. As per the orders, he would be sentenced to death if he is seen in the boundaries of Verona. The extreme passionate and

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