William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

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“An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.” - Criss Jami. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is about a long-standing hatred between two families, Montagues and Capulets that erupts into new violence, and citizen’s stain their hands with the blood of their fellow citizens. Two unlucky children, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet of these enemy families fall in love and commit suicide. In the play, Romeo evidently shows off haste, courage and great passion for love. Throughout the play, he keeps changing his mind really quick, with ultimate confidence and courage, but sensitive about his love. Romeo is a very flawed character whose hasty, courageous and passionate behaviour led to his and his beloved Juliet’s demise.
Romeo portrays one of his three major fatal flaws to be his hasty behaviour that does not only affect him but also his peers. Several times throughout the play, his habit of quick decision making overcomes logic and reasoning. First of all, when Romeo goes to the party at Capulet house, he instantly falls in love with Juliet Capulet, forgetting all about Rosaline for whom he was having a rough time getting her. Romeo says, “She hath, and in that sparing makes huge waste; […] Do I live dead, that to live to tell it now” (I. i. 212-218). In this quote he talks about Rosaline and how much he loves her. However, he just met Juliet at the party and instantly changes his mind and already calls her, his true love. Also,…

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