Essay On Impulsiveness In Romeo & Juliet



“Wisely and slow: they stumble that run fast”(Pg 91, Line 97) those
words spoken by Friar Laurence. Words we must listen too. Impulsiveness
leads to downfall, and therefore people must strike a balance between being
impulsive, and being pragmatic. Time and time again Shakespeare showed us
how impulsiveness leads to tragedy.
First off, Capulet was a prudent, well-balanced person most of the
time. When Paris told Capulet that he wanted to marry Juliet, Capulet said
“Let two more summers wither in their pride/Ere we may think her ripe to be
a bride”(Pg 27, Lines 10-11) because he wanted to look out for Juliet and
wanted to make sure she was ready. Though he did tell him to “woo ...

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confrontation
by thinking first and not doing the impulsive suggested by Tybalt. Through
thinking these actions through, problems were prevented.
However, Capulet was at times, a very rash person, and that lead to
much of the misfortune in this play. Hours after Romeo killed Tybalt,
Capulet acted on haste in Act III, Scene 4 and told Paris “I will make a
desperate tender/Of my child's love: I think she will be rul'd/In all
respects by me; nay more, I doubt it not....And bid her, mark you on me, on
Wednesday next-” and then continued to sound delirious saying “Wednesday is
too soon;/ O' Thursday let it be:...She shall be married to this noble earl”
and at this point Capulet has become selfish and impulsive. His daughter
does not love Paris, but Capulet is not thinking because Tybalt had just
died. When Juliet refused to marry Paris, Capulet exploded, and didn't
think at all by telling Juliet, “get thee to church' Thursday/ Or never
after look me in the face:/Speak not, reply ...

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