One way in which poor decisions affect the outcome of Romeo and Juliet is Romeos inability to choose the right choice. Romeos really in love with the idea of love not in love itself. This is apparent when he first meets Juliet; he just had his heart broken by another girl. To satisfy “love” he will not do anything in the logical simple way, why didn't he go to ask Capulet to court his daughter? Did he have to sneak under her balcony the first night? Would the families have kept them apart if he had approached them? Romeo needs to fulfill the fairytale he has formed around the word love. Romeo believes that what should happen will happen, he loves Juliet they should get married. That decision alone had a large part in their ends as it
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Capulet and Montague are probably the two clearest thinkers in the area but Capulet makes a serious mistake when he tells his daughter she is to marry Paris without asking her. This leads to her taking friar Lawrence's potion. Friar Lawrence is also responsible and shares his part in the poor decision making. He marries Romeo and Juliet, Gives Juliet the potion to pretend she is dead; he does not personally make sure Romeo receives his letter regarding the potion and Juliet. These among other small choices affect the amount of fate that actually influences these two star-crossed lovers.
The affect fate gets to play in this tale of two star-crossed lovers is very little, with all the poor choices made by Romeo, Juliet, Friar Lawrence and many others “seals their fates”. Without all these mistakes and poor decisions would it have turned out as such a tragedy? No. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet are purely based on poor decisions and not on