Impulsive Personality In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Personalities can be deceiving, even to the point which can lead to death. This can be seen in William Shakespeare's tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Due to Romeo’s impulsive nature, his overdramatic personality, and his emotionally driven nature, he is clearly the one to blame for his and Juliet’s inevitable deaths.
Romeo’s impulsive nature is one of the many factors that lead to his and Juliet's impending fate. This persona of Romeo’s can clearly be seen when he and Juliet marry to quickly. These star-crossed lovers haven’t even known each other for one day when they exchanged vows. When Romeo tells Friar Laurence about his love for Juliet after recently being heartbroken the Friar answers, “ Holy saint Francis! What a change is here!/ Is Rosaline,
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One can see Romeo being overdramatic when he hears that he is being banished for his act against the law which was slaying Tybalt. When Friar Laurence tells Romeo that he is being in banished, Romeo answers him saying, “Tis torture, and not mercy. Heaven is here/ Where Juliet lives, and every cat and dog/ And even little mouse, every unworthy thing,/ Live here in heaven and may look on her,/ But Romeo may not” (3.3.30-34). Romeo explains that being banished instead of being killed is torture and not mercy which clearly shows his overdramatic personality. In addition, another instance in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet that shows Romeo’s overdramatic personality is when he hears about Juliet's death. This can be spotted through his first thought after hearing this, which is suicide. He decides that if Juliet is dead and they can not live together that he must also die. Romeo does not think to first go and see Friar about this matter which leads to the inevitable death of these star crossed lovers. Romeo’s overdramatic decisions clearly influenced and led to the dire fate of his and Juliet’s …show more content…
One can see this when Romeo’s emotions take over his actions through the course of this tale. To begin with, one can see this trait in Romeo when he attempts to stop Tybalt and Mercutio from fighting. However, due to his actions Tybalt thrusts Mercutio with his sword when Mercutio is left defenseless. When Mercutio is hit, he asks Romeo, “Why the devil came you between us?” (3.1.97-98). Romeo then answers Mercutio telling him, “ I thought all for the best” (3.1.99). Romeo does not want to see either of these men get hurt do to his affection towards both of them proving that he is blinded by his emotionally driven nature. Furthermore, Romeo also allows his emotions to lead his actions when he commits suicide. Through his love for Juliet, he says to her that he will stay with her and that he will never see that light of day again, saying that he indulges the poison and falls. Romeo ended his life due to his habit of allowing his emotions to take over his actions. If Romeo was able to think more clearly, this tragedy could have ended in another way, but due to his emotionally driven nature, his and Juliet’s fate was already set in stone. Romeo is certainly the one to blame for his and Juliet’s death due to his emotionally driven

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