William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

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In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare constructs a play about two star-crossed lovers and their untimely deaths. There is an abundance of reasons as to why the two lovers had to part, but the most prominent one was Romeo’s impetuousness. Romeo acts without thinking because his love for Juliet clouds his judgment. Although most of the play revolves around the concept of fate, it was Romeo and Juliet’s actions that contribute to their deaths. Many negative events lead up to the death of the two star-crossed lovers; Romeo’s banishment for killing his cousin–in-law and Juliet faking her death. Although numerous outside forces contribute to the demise of Romeo and Juliet, its main cause is Romeo’s impetuousness; for instance, his secret arrangements with Juliet, marriage to Juliet, and his decision to drink the vial of poison ultimately leads to both of their deaths.
By not considering the outcome of having a relationship with Juliet, the two lovers build a deep bond; as a result, Romeo’s love becomes too strong and clouds his judgment which leads to his and Juliet’s untimely death. Romeo and Juliet immediately sense attraction towards each other when meeting at the Capulet’s party. At the party, Romeo told Juliet “For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers kiss,” (Rom. 1.5. 101-102). When Romeo discovers that his newfound love interest is the daughter of his father’s enemy, he does not think of the consequences of…

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