Haste In Romeo And Juliet Analysis

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In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, haste is perceived as a normal everyday aspect of the way the Montagues and Capulets live. Haste in marriage is traditional as Lady Capulet makes obvious when she says that “Are made already mothers. By my count, I was your mother much upon these years that you are now a maid. Thus then in brief: the valiant Paris seeks you for his love.” (Act 1, Scene 3, Lines 74-77). What the people of this time are failing to realize is that when an individual acts impulsively and hastily without much thought, then foolish and destructive choices will be made, which will ultimately result in the downfall of the individual and the people around them. The hurry in the play can even be recognised without even reading it, simply …show more content…
The basic plotline is all based off of haste. This theme is first established on a more hilarious note when Gregory and Sampson are cracking jokes and making fun of the Capulets, but eventually decide to take part in an impulsive brawl with the Capulet servants and wreak havoc on the peaceful city of Verona. It is later shown when Paris tries to convince Capulet to let him marry his daughter immediately, and when Lady Capulet is trying to get Juliet to think about marrying Paris. Finally, the theme of haste is most clearly indicated when Romeo and Juliet instantly fall in love, and plan to be married within hours of …show more content…
The development of both positive and negative ideas, including but not limited to ridiculousness, dangerousness, ignorance, foolishness, revenge and quick thinking, are all used to emphasise the hypothetical line between everyday rushing and devastating impulsivity. While Shakespeare is more discrete when it comes to the positivity of hastiness, it seems that he allows it to be in his work for the purpose of informing people that not all haste causes tragedy, but much of it does. The fundamental opinion that he allows to show through, however, is the negative side of haste, and the damage it can cause. He makes it obvious that the harm of haste is not limited to those who are frail minded, but rather those who have powerful minds and are strong thinkers can also be affected in negative ways when they make destructive and hurried

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