Romeo, Character Connections
People should think before acting rashly.
Act 1, Scene 5
Romeo see Juliet and speaks to her of his love, "Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged" (1016, 118). Romeo does not then when he kisses Juliet. He does not know who she is or the consequences for kissing her. The fact that Juliet is a Capulet and Romeo is a Montegue means that they are sworn enemies and should not have any relations much less a relationship. It doesn't matter that Juliet is pretty, Romeo should have found out who she was before he kissed her.
Act 2, Scene 3
Romeo asked Friar Lawrence to officiate his marriage, "That thou consent to marry us today... What change is here"(1031,67-71). Romeo wants to marry Juliet immediately but Friar Lawrence is worried about his rapid affections. Romeo forgets about Roseline even though he spent long hours obsessing over her. He decides to marry Juliet barely a day after meeting her. If he had not been so quick to make this decision he might of lived longer than he did. Even if Friar Lawrence had declined to marry them, Romeo might of gone to find another priest to marry them quickly.
Act 3, Scene 1
Romeo speaks to Benvolio of Mercutio's death. "Alive in triumph, and Mercutio slain"(1048,129). Romeo kills Tybalt in his anger over Mercutio's death. Tybalt did not mean to kill Mercutio, Romeo had gotten in the way of his vision and made it to where Mercutio got stabbed. In all fairness Tybalt's and Mercutio's deaths were Romeo fault along with many other deaths in the story.
Act 5, Scene 3
"O you, the doors of breath, seal"(1094,117). Romeo dies because he thought Juliet, a girl he had met four days before was death too, without thinking of his family. Because of his stupid decision to kill Tybalt he was banned from Verona, therefore killing his mother with grief. His father was the only one left and his son killed himself because he couldn't be with his enemy's daughter. The true tragedy is not that Romeo and Juliet killed themselves, it is that they kill themselves for people they barely knew.