Romeo And Juliet Poor Decision Analysis

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The Misfortune of Poor Decisions Throughout life every person will encounter and experience the intimidating and unmotivating concept of making a poor decision. A profound piece of literature that addresses the topic of poor decision is the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare. The story is a tragedy and follows the twists and turns of Romeo and Juliet’s forbidden love that eventually leads to their deaths. Both participants in the relationship partake in risky actions that could cost them their lives due to them being children of the opposite household, Romeo from the Montague household and Juliet from the Capulet household. Scholars on the issue believe that their deaths were the causes of fate, but I believe their deaths stemmed …show more content…
In act 3 scene 1, Mercutio of the Montague household decides to foolishly pick a fight with a member of the Capulet household, Tybalt. Eventually Mercutio is killed, dying under the arm of his companion Romeo and prompting Tybalt to run away in fear of being of killed himself due to the decree made by the Prince. In a fit of rage and vengeance, Romeo willfully chooses to avenge his friend’s death and to uphold his household name. In the passage Romeo announces, “Away to heaven, respective lenity, And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now. Now, Tybalt, take the “villain” back again” (III.i.85-87). Romeo clearly states that he is now allowing his rage to take over and heavily influence his actions due to his free will. He swears to exact his revenge on Tybalt without thinking of the consequences that would precede the killing. Romeo then pursues Tybalt and then duel leading to Tybalt’s death and Romeo being banished to Mantua. But Romeo goes against the law and chooses to consummate his love with Juliet by trekking to the Capulet household all due to his choice of allowing his lust for love to overpower him. However, the most absurd actions of Romeo and Juliet lie in act 4 and 5 when the situation of the story is reaching a boiling

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