Individuals take part in the practice of decision making numerous times every day. Most of those decisions are inadequate and are discarded almost immediately after its mention. Nevertheless, there are exceptions. In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo finds that while fighting for Juliet, when his actions are not precisely analyzed, they possess the ability to produce a downward spiral effect, extracting more than just himself into the conflict. Moments following the initial encounter of Romeo and Juliet, the Montagues are preparing to exit the party.
Romeo sneaks apart to see Juliet once more, acknowledging that he could be jeopardizing his safety if he were to be exposed. Romeo hides in a shrub below Juliet’s balcony and waits to reveal himself. While hiding, he overhears Juliet in distress due to the fact she apprehended Romeo is a Montague.
Romeo then advances out of the bushes and represents himself to Juliet. Juliet warns him they should not be together because of the dispute with the Capulets and Montagues, but is quickly dismissed by Romeo declaring his devotion to her. ” If they do see thee, they will murder thee.
. . . And, but thou love me, let them mind me here. My life were better ended by their hate, Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love” (2.2. 74-83).
Romeo unquestionably is one with a love-driven brain. He completely disregards Juliet’s concerns, and does not pause to consider what would result if the two families were to discover the Romeo and Juliet together? Romeo has established, in his mindset, being put to death out of hate for being a Montague is superior to being denied love from Juliet. Due to Romeo functioning upon his instantaneous reactions, it does not provide an opportunity for Romeo or Juliet to examine any of the concerns that come with having a forbidden relationship. With the lack of concern that Romeo has had, he now has included Juliet and altered her mindset additionally. An identical scenario is when Romeo is forced to leave Verona after he was responsible for Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt’s death.
Romeo resumed his life in Mantua where he would stay in touch with Juliet and information about the Capulets through his servant Balthasar. Specifically one day Romeo was awaiting news from Balthasar when he arrived, he had announced that Juliet was dead. When in fact the person assigned to give Romeo the message that Juliet was alive and that she just drank a potion to fake her death, was held behind by the plague. Devastated by the report, Romeo instinctively hurried back to Verona to see Juliet, with plans to end his own life with Juliet. “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee to-night. Let’s see for means.
O mischief, thou art swift To enter in the thoughts of desperate men! I do remember an apothecary,” (5.1. 36-39). Repeated from the previous excerpt, it demonstrates how Romeo typically puts his heart before his mind and acts without considering any planned actions. Romeo apprehends he is not obliged to be in Verona because of him being banished. However, Romeo is very headstrong about visiting Juliet that he intends to kill himself to be with Juliet.
Not only would it force the prince to become even more upset that it took a death to put the dispute at ease, but it would force the Capulets to question why a Montague boy is coming to visit their deceased daughter.