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Romeo And Juliet Fate Or Impulsive Actions?

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It is believed that the almighty God controls everyone's destiny, but it is also true that individuals are capable of shaping up their own fate with their behaviour and actions. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, they young lovers were victims of their own impulsive actions. The lead characters were impatient and did not think before jumping to conclusions. Their carelessness is seen when Romeo and Juliet get married even though their families are at feud. The young blood of the men from both sides and their attitudes lead to street violence, and Romeo forgets to get all the information about Juliet's death and her attraction was too strong for him to delay his suicide. Their impulsive ...view middle of the document...

With the two families at conflict, a lot of street violence is present, mainly caused by the young blood from both sides. They young men are full of attitude and at their young age, they lack control over their actions. With the tremendous power and command at their hands, they are at the peak of their hatred for each other. Their blood reaches a boiling point every time they come face to face. Nevertheless, for some reason or the other, they are parted, thus increasing their hatred and their need to finish the unfinished business. With the tension at its peak, the young men squared up again, and this time, both sides are prepared to settle the conflict finally. Tybalt, the Capulet, triggers their fight. Mercutio, representing the Montagues and Tybalt go at each other until Tybalt moves on to grab a hold of Romeo, his main target. Romeo does not retaliate to Tybalt's aggression, which only proves him. In the process, Tybalt attacks Mercutio and splits him open. This proves fatal and Tybalt immediately takes off. Romeo, now having lost his best friend at the hands of his reckless enemy, is outraged. He chases Tybalt and kills him as soon as he gets a hold of him. Within a matter of minutes, two young lives are ended due to careless and impulsive actions. As a punishment, Romeo is exiled from the city and he is separated from his new wife.Now that Romeo is banished from the city of Verona, it is impossible for the newly married couple to meet each other. Their attraction to each other and the lack of patience was killing both of them from inside. Since Juliet's marriage is hidden from her family, her father decides to get Juliet married. Juliet is horrified with this decision and repels in vain. However, her love for Romeo was enough to push her to new limits. Along with Friar Laurence, she makes a plan to kill herself, only for...

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