Impulsive Behavior of Romeo and Juliet
Impulsive Behavior in Romeo and Juliet By: Shaunean Burnett Impulsive behavior is something people can do everyday which can affect them for the next few days or the rest of their life. Impulsive behavior can begin with a small action, and soon result in a huge catastrophe. Whenever acting without thinking about the consequences, you are acting impulsively. Many stories and plays have characters that act in this way and create the whole conflict of the story. A good example of this is the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare. No one in this play display’s this character trait more than Romeo Montague.
Throughout the play, Romeo makes very hasty decisions, some of which result in unnecessary consequences. On one occasion, Romeo sneaks into the Capulet Masquerade Ball where he meets Juliet and quickly forgets about his first true love, Rosaline. Romeo spontaneously decides he has fallen in love all over again, which reflects on Romeo’s impulsive character. “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! / For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night. ” (Shakespeare 52-53) Romeo’s unwise behavior also results in the death of Juliet’s cousin when his impulsive action to battle with Tybalt does not go