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How far does Romeo's impetuosity create the tragedy in Romeo and Juliet

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How far does Romeo's impetuosity create the tragedy in Romeo and Juliet? The plot of the play 'Romeo and Juliet' is described in the prologue. From this we learn many things such as where it is set the main story line and surprisingly the ending. "Doth with their death bury their parents` strife" From this one particular quotation we know that more than one person dies and it is going to be an emotional and depressing play. The emotional plot leads to their death/suicide at the end of the play. There are many factors that caused their deaths. The factors that caused their deaths are:_ * Family feud between the Montague`s and the Capulet`s * Tybalt's death * Romeo's exile * Friar Lawrence's plan * Paris * Juliet's fake death * Romeo's death Out of these factors finally affecting the 'star-crossed lovers' death a hand full were because of Romeo's impetuosity. ...read more.

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He says this in a fascinated and loving way. This sudden love for Juliet again shows his sudden urge to jump into another rushed decision. Later on in the play another character notices Romeo's impetuosity. Juliet says 'if they do see thee they will murder thee.' Juliet is telling Romeo that he shouldn't have gone to the mansion to speak with her. Romeo made the decision to see Juliet because of how much he loves her but didn't stop to think about the consequences. Throughout Romeo's conversation with Juliet, Juliet continually replies to Romeo's talk of love with words of worry for his safety. In this play Shakespeare changes the normal view of a woman in the era of Romeo and Juliet by making Romeo very weak minded, obsessive and impetuous in contrast to Juliet who is strong minded and more cleaver. Act three scene one is the turning point of the play where Mercutio is 'slain' and Tybalt is killed when Romeo wants revenge this then leaves the Prince of Verona no choice but to exile Romeo. ...read more.

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Towards the end of the play Romeo is still really impetuous. After Romeo finds out about Juliet's death he straight away decides that he will 'lie with thee tonight', this shows that he is even impetuous when making decisions about his own life. He also thinks about killing himself earlier on in the play when 'He offers to stab himself, and Nurse snatches the dagger away'. When Romeo gets confronted by Paris at Juliet's grave he explains that Paris should 'tempt not a desp'rate man' and 'fly hence and leave me'. As soon as Paris argues Romeo says 'wilt thou provoke me? Then have at thee boy' killing Paris without any hesitation or regret. Final Romeo shows his impetuosity at its greatest when 'with a kiss I die'. Without Romeo realising that Juliet is not dead he commits suicide. Romeo's impetuosity is a major catalyst in creating the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. This is because of the amount of decision he made which then resulted in bad outcomes. ?? ?? ?? ?? Callum Callum Marriott ...read more.

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