Romeo and Juliet Died of Human Action and Not Fate

Topics: Romeo and Juliet, Love, Characters in Romeo and Juliet Pages: 2 (867 words) Published: January 2, 2011
One way in which poor decisions affect the outcome of Romeo and Juliet is Romeos inability to choose the right choice. Romeos really in love with the idea of love not in love itself. This is apparent when he first meets Juliet; he just had his heart broken by another girl. To satisfy “love” he will not do anything in the logical simple way, why didn't he go to ask Capulet to court his daughter? Did he have to sneak under her balcony the first night? Would the families have kept them apart if he had approached them? Romeo needs to fulfill the fairytale he has formed around the word love. Romeo believes that what should happen will happen, he loves Juliet they should get married. That decision alone had a large part in their ends as it forces Juliet to do something to avoid her marriage to Paris. Why was it necessary to marry so soon? It simply wasn't, it was a naïve view of how things work. Romeo killed Tybalt, true it was self defense but due to the choices of others previous to their encounter it was the last straw for the Prince who immediately banish Romeo even if he knew Romeo was a good person. In a perfect world that would not have happened, since it is not the world as Romeo sees it he is now banished. His banishment leads to another innumerable amount of mistakes, such as buying an illegal potion from the apothecary who he coincidental seemed to notice would sell it to him due to his lack of money. It was a very poor choice to go immediately to her tomb to kill himself, it had only been a few days they had known each other and he put no thought into killing himself to be with her? His worst decision was not considering the consequences of his actions before he was facing them. Juliet is also responsible for the outcome of the situation. She was not as directly responsible but she added mistakes of her own to the problem. The same flaw in them both about love being all powerful and instant manifests itself in her the first night they meet and even more so...
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