Romeo And Juliet: They Did It To Themselves

The fall of Romeo and Juliet is a culmination of many factors. A
controlling father, an ongoing feud and a gullible friar all contribute to this
catastrophe, but, for the most part, it was Romeo and Juliet themselves that
lent a hand to their own doom. The two lovers were fated to meet and die, but
this never could've happened without their help. Had they been patient and
rational, perhaps the situation would've worked itself out, but what can one
expect from a couple of thirteen year olds who insist that they are in love?
The first instance of Romeo's immaturity occurs when he first encounters
the lovely Juliet. He know that the party is hosted by the Capulets, and yet he
still ...

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have just met hours earlier? They are children who have crushes and
plenty of melodrama to enhance it.
Romeo demonstrates his immaturity again when he slays the Capulet, Tybalt.
Being an idealist, he does not think about the consequences of his actions. He
knows that Tybalt is Juliet's cousin, and that injuring him would wreck any
chance of them getting together legitimately, yet he does it anyway. Instead of
pausing a moment and thinking about the situation in an adult manner, Romeo
allows "fire[ey'd] fury be [his] conductů" and instantly kills Tybalt.
Although a bit more realistic than Romeo, Juliet has instances of emotional
drama and impatience that symbolize a thirteen year old girl with a terrible
infatuation. True, her father is insisting that she marry Paris, but Juliet
never lets her feeling for Romeo be known to her parents. Instead of telling the
truth about her marriage to Romeo, she leads her parents to believe that it is
Tybalt she is mourning for. When Lady ...

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