Romeo And Juliet Selfish Quotes

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People often depend on others for a sense of security and acceptance. When we do, we sometimes become so dependent that we lose sight of where we, ourselves, begin. In William Shakespeare`s, “Romeo and Juliet”, Romeo demonstrates just this. His passionate nature causes him to often fall under great infatuation, to a point in which he falls into great misery when discovered that he cannot have what he wants. Romeo then isolates himself as a coping mechanism, and begins to lack concern for himself and his actions, causing him to become utterly impulsive. Lastly, Romeo`s reckless acts cause his own desperation and tragedy. Ultimately, Romeo`s want for love can often lead him into becoming reckless, which causes his own downfall. Romeo`s passionate …show more content…
He isolates himself when with Friar Laurence, and acts in a wildly unstable manner. See: Act 3, Scene 3; 17-23. Romeo believes himself to be heavily in love with Juliet. This new found love causes Romeo to act on impulse and once again, his way of coping is to shut himself off. Romeo`s impulsive actions cause him to make dangerous decisions, such is the decision to kill oneself. Romeo ultimately demonstrates this pattern when in Mantua. He becomes isolated and unaware of his own surroundings before deciding to end his own life. See: Act 5, Scene 1; 1-16, 24-26. Romeo jumps to the conclusion to kill himself (in his blinded state of love, he believes he just wants to be with Juliet). Romeo is so impulsive and stuck on his decision, that he even fails to acknowledge his findings of that Juliet does not look dead. This leads him to make the decision to kill himself, causing the story to take a tragic route. Ultimately, Romeo`s reckless decisions create grief not only for himself, but his loved ones as …show more content…
So much, so that he has everyone around worried for him. See: Act 1, Scene 1; 128-139. Although Romeo seems to be coping well, His constant self-loathing cause`s people to question his well-being. He acts in such a dramatic manner most of the time, that those close to him are almost expecting him to act out in a dramatic manner as well. When Romeo has just married Juliet, he is entirely distracted. This causes him to make a grave decision, resulting in ones death by his own hand. See: Act 3, Scene 1; 61-64. 112-114. Romeo believes his actions to be influenced by Juliet (up until the point where he kills Tybalt) and they are. Until Romeo realizes this, he is quite at peace. When Romeo decides that his actions are influenced by his infatuation with Juliet, his decision is to prove to himself that he is not effeminate. So he does the most masculine thing he can think of; he fights. Romeo is entirely “in love” with Juliet. So much that he becomes too distracted to take in Juliet`s live-like features and ends up slaying himself. See: Act 5, Scene 3; 94-96. Romeo is so distracted with “being” with Juliet, that he completely bypasses his own observation of Juliet`s physical features which indicate her liveliness. Juliet would not have had these traits had she not been

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