Theme Of Flaws In Romeo And Juliet

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We are all imperfect, and these imperfections are what define us as humans, but some flaws can be lethal and escort one to their death. A Shakespearean drama is never complete without protagonists and major characters being fatally flawed in some way or another. The story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is not exempt from this trend. Both Romeo and Juliet were tragically killed by the flaws that made them fall madly in love. Romeo’s spontaneous decisions based purely on his hormonal impulses paired with Juliet 's blind love and effortlessly won faith is what leads to the “Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”.
Romeo was a very ambiguous person who let his immaturity get the best of him and relied on his false pubescent instincts to dictate
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For example, a mere few hours after they first meet each other Juliet doesn’t want Romeo to “swear at all; or if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self, which is god of my idolatry and i 'll believe thee”(line122-5, Act 2 scene 3). Juliet falls in love with Romeo the instant they meet and she requires no promise or word at all from him saying that their love is true. Furthermore she idolizes him and looks to him like a god and forgets how she is to be looking at Paris that way and she is also one to believe him on anything he says. She is not only willing to believe anything he says, but she will drink a vial of potion that might ”not work at all?... what if it be a poison which the Friar Subtly hath ministered to have me dead… seeking out Romeo That did spit his body… Romeo, I come! This do I drink to thee”(lines 20 -58, Act 4 Scene 3). Juliet is running the risk of being poisoned and killed by drinking this vile that the friar gave her just to see Romeo. Her faith to Romeo is what makes her go through these plans that might get her killed and in the shockingly low amount of time that she has spent with him, she trusts that Romeo will come to get her. Not only is her faith in Romeo one to make her kill herself, but also one to make her mother like figures as “ancient damnation! O most wicked fiend! Is it more sin to wish me thus forsworn… so many thousand times? Go, counselor! Thou …show more content…
Although we all carry imperfections Romeo and Juliet serve as an exaggeration of what it would be like if we relied on these flaws to carry us through life as compared to the advantages we have. Flaws are what allow love to occur but also to end. So “therefore love moderately; long love doth so; too swift arrives as tardy as too

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