There are many dangers of young, rushed love such as not fully knowing your partner, or feelings of regret after you do finally get to know your partner and realism what you have committed to. In the play “Romeo and Julie written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet meet and think that they are instantly in love leading them to their deaths because of their lack of knowledge of one another. Although Romeo and Juliet seem to be all grown up and ready to live alone together, they are not.
They are two immature teenagers who are without common sense and by falling in love, have created very dangerous situation for themselves and their families. First of all, Romeo and Juliet were both too immature to realism that with deep love, comes a high risk of heartache. Caplet describes his daughter Juliet to Paris by saying “My child is yet a stranger in the world,’ She hath not seen the change Of fourteen years,” Let two more summers wither in their pride,’ Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.
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In this quote, Caplet, Gullet’s father, is expressing his thoughts about his daughter marrying Paris. He points out the fact attitudes has not even reached her urethane year of life yet. She has not had enough experience. He thinks that two summers need to pass before Juliet is ready to handle the responsibility of living life through sickness and health with a man. Romeo and Juliet were in a “young love” state of mind. They wished to be with each other constantly and were willing to stray from their families to do so.
Juliet especially was very defiant towards her father which is a typical, immature attitude among most teenagers. Romeo and Juliet displayed their immaturity by figuratively and eternally running away from their problems together instead of facing them like adults. They were also very over-dramatic about each other’s deaths due to their intense love for one another which caused them to commit suicide instead of thinking logically about the precautions of that. Although no one really knows which one comes first, it is known that immaturity and common sense are closely related.
Common sense is the ability to use good sense and sound judgment in practical matters. Romeo and Juliet struggle with this throughout the play. Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set On the fair daughter of rich Caplet: As mine is on hers, so hers is set on mine; And all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage. When and where and how We met, we wood and made exchange of vow, I’ll tell thee as we pass; but this I pray, That thou consent to marry us today. (2. 3. 53-60) Romeo is saying this in response to Friar Laurence who is questioning Romeos impulsive decision to marry Juliet.
This response by Romeo proves that he is not thinking practically about the consequences of constantly being n secrecy with Juliet and the family feuds that this marriage could cause if anyone were to find out. He is caught up in the moment of being so deeply in love. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet often follow their passions without thinking about precautions. The length and speed of their relationship also displays their lack of common sense. One day they meet, the next day they get married, and a few days later, they both commit suicide to put an end to the mourning of having to live without each other.
Romeo displays his lack of common sense many different times throughout the play, en of those times being his determination to get revenge on Table for killing Mercuric not thinking about Tables relation to Juliet and how his death might affect her. Juliet also displays her lack of common sense throughout the play by going to Friar Laurence with her problems when she could tell her family the truth of her situation in a non-stubborn, respectful way. Without maturity and common sense, a normal, long-lasting relationship is hard to develop.
Romeo and Juliet shared an excessive love which moved too fast. The flaws in their personalities changed it into a dangerous love. It is, it is! He hence, be gone, away! It’s the lark that sings so out of tune, Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps. Some say the lark makes sweet division; This doth not so, for she dividend us. Some say the lark and loathed toad change eyes; O now would they had changes voices too, Since arm from arm that voice doth us affray, Hunting thee hence with hunts up to the day. O now be gone; more light and light it grows. 3. 5. 26-35) Juliet is saying this to Romeo because she is afraid that Romeo will be in danger if he stays with her for too much longer. Juliet says that it is the lark that is singing meaning that it is daytime and it is time for Romeo to be on his way to commence Friars plan. Romeo and Juliet are dangerously keeping their love private by running away together. They are in danger because not only do their families not get along but they have married without the consent of their families which is unheard of in the 1 sass.
In the prologue, Shakespeare describes Romeo and Juliet as “star-crossed lovers” which means that their meeting, loving and deaths were destiny dictated by the stars and inevitable. Nothing could have prevented it. Shakespeare shows the reader/audience that love is a most powerful, complex and dangerous emotion; especially when the two partners involved are missing required character traits for a real, strong and deep connection with one another. Romeo and Juliet were two typical teenagers, desperate for intense passion. This leads them to impulsively make decisions that put themselves into danger.
Rushing into a relationship can be dangerous and most often happens because the people involved got involved for the wrong reason such s looks or to fulfill sexual desires. Relationships and marriages should not be influenced by peer pressure or to fill a void in life such as they were in Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are both immature because they coward from their problems; they lack common sense because there are many hard decisions made without deep thought, and their relationship is dangerous because it is kept private without the consent of their families.
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