Impetuousness In Romeo And Juliet

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In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare constructs a play about two star-crossed lovers and their untimely deaths. There is an abundance of reasons as to why the two lovers had to part, but the most prominent one was Romeo’s impetuousness. Romeo acts without thinking because his love for Juliet clouds his judgment. Although most of the play revolves around the concept of fate, it was Romeo and Juliet’s actions that contribute to their deaths. Many negative events lead up to the death of the two star-crossed lovers; Romeo’s banishment for killing his cousin–in-law and Juliet faking her death. Although numerous outside forces contribute to the demise of Romeo and Juliet, its main cause is Romeo’s impetuousness; for instance, his …show more content…
By not considering the outcome of having a relationship with Juliet, the two lovers build a deep bond; as a result, Romeo’s love becomes too strong and clouds his judgment which leads to his and Juliet’s untimely death. Romeo and Juliet immediately sense attraction towards each other when meeting at the Capulet’s party. At the party, Romeo told Juliet “For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers kiss,” (Rom. 1.5. 101-102). When Romeo discovers that his newfound love interest is the daughter of his father’s enemy, he does not think of the consequences of pursuing the relationship. Romeo unwittingly appears outside of Juliet’s balcony at night after a party the Capulet’s posted; he does consider the dangers of being on Capulet territory. Juliet is outside on the balcony voicing her love for Romeo to the stars when much to her surprise, she hears Romeo’s hasty …show more content…
One afternoon, while in Friar Laurence’s cell, Romeo confesses his love for Juliet and requests that the Friar perform a marriage ceremony between the two lovers that very day while she is already betrothed to another man. It is unexpected that the Friar responds “For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your household’s rancor to pure love,” (Rom. 2.3. 91-92). While the Montagues and Capulets are against their houses associating the Friar believes that the two lover’s relationships will end all of the fighting. Later on in the day, the Nurse sets off to find Romeo on the behalf of Juliet and when she finds Romeo he delivers the news that he requests Juliet’s hand in marriage. An excited Nurse returns to the house of Capulet and proceeds to delay giving the happy news of marriage to tease Juliet, but does not tell Lord and Lady Capulet about the ceremony, “Come, what says Romeo?” says Juliet. The Nurse responds “Then hie you hence to Friar Laurence’ cell; There stays a husband to make you a wife,” (Rom. 2.5. 65-69). Juliet sneaks out to meet Romeo at Friar Laurence’s cell and a beautiful marriage is officiated by the Friar, but nobody knows of its existence aside from the Nurse, Friar, Romeo, and Juliet. At the beginning of the ceremony the Friar says “For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone till the holy church incorporate two in one,” (Rom.

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