Romeo An Juliet
One way Romeo and Juliet help teach to the audience about life is by exploring the idea of futility. Romeo and Juliet’s love gains its strength from the play’s perpetual reminders that tenderness, affection and heavenliness are transient. Romeo and thirteen year-old Juliet fall in love with each other in a moments glance, and marry within 24 hours, only to die in each others arms 5 days later. Their love for each other is so compelling, passionate and overwhelming, that it could not have lasted any longer. An example of this is when the Friar say’s “These violent delights have violent ends” he is worried about the long-term repercussions of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage. He warns Romeo that his and Juliet’s intense desire could end suddenly and violently. Romeo and Juliet teach us that consciousness of your own fleeting existence intensifies your passion, and Romeo and Juliet make their love immortal by dying together.
Another way Romeo and Juliet teach us about life is by teaching us not to make decisions too quickly, or it will result in bad consequences. Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is full of rash and impulsive decisions. An example of a haste decision is when Romeo proposed to Juliet after only knowing her for one night. We learn that major decisions, such as marriage should not be taken lightly. Romeo exemplifies that his rashness, along with other characters in the play cause the play to end tragically. Shakespeare clearly shows through Romeo and Juliet, that