Romeo And Juliet Teenagers

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Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet takes place in Verona, Italy and tells the four day love story of a miserable pair of star-crossed lovers. This play relates to many teenagers’ choices in modern day and shows us how this could have a large impact on the lives of teenagers. The behavior and choices of these two young teenagers, Romeo and Juliet, are based on how they were raised, this is known as nurture. Romeo’s parents are uninvolved parents. In “Parenting Styles and Adolescents” it says “Uninvolved Parents are not warm and do not place any demands on their teen” (Kopko). This is seen in Romeo and Juliet when Montague is talking to Benvolio, and he notices Romeo’s actions, “Many a morning hath he there been seen, /With tears augmenting the fresh morning dew, /Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs” (I.I.124-126). Although Romeo’s parents know their son is suffering, they choose not to help him. Not spending time telling him how he could solve his sadness led him to …show more content…
In Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio and Benvolio are persuading Romeo into the party by pressuring him, “This wind you talk of blows us from ourselves./Supper is done, and we shall come too late” (II.IV.104-105). Romeo finally agrees to go in. This shows how he is heavily influenced by his peers since he follows them and gives in to peer pressure. Mercutio also tells him to keep an open mind about other girls, “You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings/ and soar with them above a common bound” (I.IV.17-18). In other words, Mercutio is saying that instead of obsessing over Rosaline he should go look at prettier girls. Mercutio is leading Romeo into a trap that will lead to his death, but Romeo still goes in order to please his friends. As Valerie Ulene said, “They [teenagers] turn to friends for guidance and direction”(Ulene). This is what Romeo does since his parents do not support him while he is going through his

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