Destructive Behavior In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Throughout Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the author suggests that when people are mourning a loved one, they can express their love for them in ruinous ways. The belief of people acting in regretful methods because of intense love, is another concept that is reflected in the story of the two love birds. Romeo and Juliet conveys an idea of destructive behavior that is caused by impassioned love, when Romeo exhibits disastrous actions when he kills Tybalt, Paris, and even himself.
Through deleterious ways, people can express their love for a certain individual while experiencing distress. Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, has always had a problem with Romeo, Juliets’ crush. One day, Romeo crosses paths with Tybalt and his posse, unexpectedly.
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Juliet and Paris are former lovers, and Paris has never lost the feelings he’s possessed for Juliet although, she has lost all feelings she had for Paris when she met Romeo. When Paris finds out Juliet is ‘dead’, he immediately rushes to the Capulet’s tomb where Juliet lies. Paris is telling Juliet how he will sprinkle flowers upon her death bed each night because of the love he still has has for her, when Romeo arrives. Paris immediately fleas when he hears Balthazar and Romeo approaching the tomb. So he can forcefully open Juliet’s tomb, Romeo says, “Give me that mattock and the wrenching iron.” (5.3.22) Romeo intends to open Juliet’s tomb and have one last look at her before he drinks the potion because he loved her so much and can’t fathom the idea of her being dead. As soon as Romeo get the tomb open, Paris comes out of hiding and confronts Romeo when Balthazar leaves so the numbers game won’t be against him. Paris starts to insult Romeo when he says, “This is that banished haughty Montague.” (5.3.49) Because Paris is so hurt that Romeo killed Tybalt, his cousin, he says discourteous things towards him. He also figures that Romeo is there to dishonor the body of Juliet, his former lover. Romeo warns Tybalt by saying, “Fly hence and leave me.” (5.3.60) Romeo isn’t trying to have a conflict with Paris, but he doesn’t take the hint so he continues to provoke Romeo. When the two start fighting, the Page …show more content…
Romeo and Juliet are extremely depressed because Romeo has been banished from the city of Verona because he killed Tybalt. Frair Laurence constructs a plan so Romeo and Juliet can live together in Mantua happily. Juliet is supposed to fake her death so she will be buried in the Capulet tomb. Then, Romeo can come get her and they can live in Mantua trouble-free. Everyone thinks that Juliet is dead and because the plan doesn’t work out, Romeo doesn’t receive a note from the Frair explaining the plan. When Romeo finds out Juliet is dead he immediately goes to Apothecary. Romeo knows the apothecary has a potion that is illegal in Mantua but if he offers enough money, the apothecary will sell him the substance. Romeo is aware that this deadly, bottled potion will kill him in seconds when the apothecary tells him, “Put this in any liquid thing you will/ And drink it off and if you had the strength/ Of twenty men it would dispatch you straight.” (5.1.77-79) Once Romeo has the potion in his hands, he heads over to the Capulet tomb where he intends to live his last moments because he is willing to do anything in order to be with Juliet forever. When he arrives, Paris starts to argue with him. Romeo is so overtaken with grief because his wife is dead, that he kills

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