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A Dose Of Immaturity In Romeo And Juliet

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In William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet are tragic heroes with tragic flaws. They both share the same tragic flaw, which is immaturity. This is illustrated when they "fall in love" before even getting to know each other. Also, their immaturity is shown when they fail to think their situation through before getting married without their parents' consent. Romeo's immaturity is what caused him to kill Tybalt; Juliet's immaturity is what caused her father to push her wedding to Paris ahead. If Romeo and Juliet had maturely thought about Romeo's banishment before going to extreme measures to see each other again, they most likely would not have had such a tragic ...view middle of the document...

Romeo and Juliet show their immaturity when they decide to get married the day after they meet. They do not think their situation through before their wedding. If they were mature, they would have thought of the fact that their parents were going to eventually find out about their wedding. Therefore, they should have found another way to see each other and after getting to know each other well, discuss marriage with their parents.Romeo's immaturity is what caused him to kill Tybalt and be banished from Verona. When Tybalt killed Mercutio, Romeo decided to avenge his friend and kill Tybalt. This was an immature decision because, if he had taken time to think about what else he could do, he would have known that the prince would punish Tybalt, and he would have decided not to kill him. Also, Romeo should have thought of the fact that he would be severely punished for killing Tybalt, after what the prince had said about what would happen if he discovered that there was still fighting between the Montagues and Capulets, and he probably wouldn't be able to see Juliet again.After Romeo is banished from Verona, Juliet assumes that she'll never see him again....

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