Essay on William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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In Willian Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet the characters display love and affection for each other. These affections play a role in decision making. The decisions have an impact on the tragic outcome of the play. The characters display romantic love as well as platonic love in the play. Romantic love is defined as love characterized by romance and involving sexual attractions. Platonic Love is defined as an emotional and spiritual relationship between a couple that does not involve sexual desire. Romantic love and platonic love influence the characters’ decision making, which impacts the tragedies of Romeo and Juliet.
In Romeo and Juliet, romantic love impacts the tragic outcome of the play. Caught up in romantic love, characters make impulsive decisions which lead to or influence tragedies. Balthasar informs Romeo of his love Juliet’s death. Romeo has not received the letter from Friar Lawrence that explains Juliet and his plan. Romeo believes that with Juliet dead he cannot live and decides to kill himself. Act V. Scene iii. Lines 116-120, Romeo says, “Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavory guide! Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on The dashing rocks thy seasick weary bark! Here’s to my love [Drinking.] O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” Romeo makes the impulsive and rash decision to kill himself as a result of romantic love. He is unaware of the fact that Juliet is not dead and that she is only in a death like trans. He makes the…

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