Teenage Behavior In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a rather deep tragedy written by Shakespeare regarding a 16 year old boy who is heartbroken by his first crush making him feel like life isn’t worth living anymore. In order to try and help Romeo feel better about this girl he can’t have, his friends help him sneak into the big party the Capulets are throwing in an attempt to see Rosaline again. Instead Romeo ends up meeting the underage virgin Juliet and from then on they are madly in love… or are they? The anatomy of the teenage brain and teenage behavior says otherwise. What that means has to do with the teenage brain, specifically the pre frontal cortex. The brain over creates new neurons all connecting like tree branches. This overgrowth happens in two points in a

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