Humorous Decisions In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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The way the teenage brain works and the story of Romeo and Juliet have a lot more in common than what some people think. Romeo and Juliet is a play written by Shakespeare , the setting is in Verona about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. This feud causes tragic results to the main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. These events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and die tragically in despair. Since Romeo and Juliet are still in their teenage years, their brains are not fully matured and developed which can explain why they both make impetuous decisions. During the second scene of Act II, Romeo and Juliet impulsively decided to get …show more content…
Juliet says “ Farewell!.God knows when we shall meet again...what if this mixture does not work at all? Romeo, Romeo, Romeo, i drink to thee!”(Shakespeare 456-457) The nurse gives the news to Juliet that she will be getting married in a few days to County Paris, but juliet can not stand the thought of being with someone she does not love and she goes over to Friar who gives her a potion to take the night before the wedding to make her look as if she is dead so she does not have to marry Paris. During the scene Juliet is showing immaturity from scene II of Act 4 from when she drinks the potion. At first Juliet thinks of the consequences like, the mixture might not work, meaning that she will be stuck marrying Paris and won't be able to be with Romeo or the mixture might kill her, knowing these consequences Juliet drinks the potion anyways from the thought of never seeing Romeo again. “ The Prefrontal cortex of the brain continues to change about every single day till mid 20’s, the importance of the prefrontal cortex helps you think about the consequences of your actions before you do them”(Galvin) Prefrontal cortex helps you regulate your behavior and emotions, if it is not fully available during young adolescence then teens happen to make more impulsive decisions within past regard for future consequences. With this knowledge of the teen brain it …show more content…
Some of teenager's actions depend on the brain, such as if teens were to reason over emotion than thought, including making decisions. Decision making is influenced by emotions, because the teenagers' brains rely on the emotional set of the brain than more of the rational prefrontal cortex. Knowing that teenagers brains are not not being fully matured or developed gives an explanation on why Romeo and Juliet act the way they

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