This sample of an academic paper on Impetuousness reveals arguments and important aspects of this topic. Read this essay’s introduction, body paragraphs and the conclusion below.
Rationality, oppose to impetuosity, means that before one makes a decision, one would deliberate over the decision and forethought about the outcome to make sure he decision is reasonable and wise. Shakespearean play of Romeo & Juliet, conveys the message of how that tiny spark of impetuosity during one’s teenage years can lead to negative and devastating consequences, of which changed one’s life forever in a not favorable way.
Romeo, the protagonist of the play, is a perfect example of a teenager whose decisions and actions are based on impetuosity. Take Romeos love affair between Rosalie and Juliet for Instance.
In the beginning of the play, Romeo was lamenting to Benevolent how he loved Rosalie, how Roseanne Is the only live of his life, and how he could not live without her.
One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun Newer saw her match since first world begun” ( Act 1, Scene 2, 94-95) However, he abandoned the love for Rosalie instantly upon seeing Juliet for the first time. Now, Rosalie was a sworn maiden, so Romeos surrender of his love to her does not affect her. But Juliet is not, imagine how would Juliet react to the same situation had Romeo done the same thing to her?
Would not she be devastated and scarred? This shows that during one’s teenage years, one can be very “fickle” about love, which may result in someone getting hurt physically and mentally.
Another good demonstration of Romeos impetuousness is the marriage to Juliet. Romeo had only known Juliet for an extremely short amount of time. But Romeo still decides to marry Juliet within hours of seeing her for the first time. This Decision was completely unnecessary and Impetuous for first, he knows minimal Information about Juliet, and second, Juliet Is a Caplet. He sworn enemy of his family. This decision would Likely cause outrage and a feeling of shame and dishonor among the two families, therefore originating inevitable feud and fights between the two families which can cause furthermore trouble as the Prince of Verona is not very kind towards feud and fights. Also because Romeo know minimal information about Juliet, he is likely to find himself stranded in a unhappy marriage as bad marriage often happens if one does not know his or her partner well.
In addition to Romeos impetuousness, upon seeing Gullet’s fake-death, he decides to kill himself, despite the fact he noticed obvious signs of life in the face of Juliet. “O my love, my wife! Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath. Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty. Thou art not conquered. Beauty Is ensign yet Is crimson In thy lips and In thy cheeks. And death’s pale flag Is not advanced there. ” (Act 5, scene 3, 91-96)The tragic death of Romeo In the end was also expected Tort teens AT Nils age are Kelly to De Impetuous, also Decease en Knows nothing about Juliet.
The impetuousness is in the end what killed him. Likewise to Romeo, another character who exemplifies how impetuous decision can cause negative consequences would be Juliet. Which likewise to Romeo, also ended with a tragic death. Juliet had made many impetuous decisions throughout the play, some of which were very similar to Romeos decisions. Such as proposing the idea of marriage to Romeo, in spite of the fact the she knew Rome was a Montague, the sworn enemy of her family. “My only love sprung from my only hate. (Act 1, Scene 5, 136) This can lead to greater feud between the two families and bring trouble upon her family as explained in Paragraph one. Furthermore, Juliet let Romeo into her room the night before Romeos banishment, it is extremely impetuous, for anyone could have walked in on the couple any moment and they would find themselves in a very tangled situation where Romeo could find himself killed because back then it loud be considered a dishonor upon the female side family’s reputation. Finally, upon finding Romeo dead, Juliet also decides to end herself by stabbing herself in the chest.
She did not even contemplate any other choices or ideas. Mime, Noise? Then I will be brief. O happy dagger, this is thy sheath, there rust and let me die. ” (Act 5, Scene 3, 169-171) Does this scene not seem familiar? As Romeo reacted the same way when he saw her? This further approves that teenagers are impetuous by nature therefore can cause negative consequences such as death. Shown from previous example, Romeo and Juliet are very impetuous. However, the most impetuous character in the play can only be no other but Table.
Known for his tyrannous temper and impetuous attitude, Table’s impetuousness is beyond any characters in the play. Which also likewise to other impetuous characters, ended with a tragic death. For instance, at Lord Caplet’s party, he has to be restrained from attempting to duel with Romeo and killing him even though Lord Caplet, his uncle, told him not to. “This, by his voice, should be a Montague. Fetch me my Rapier, boy. What, dares the slave come hither, covered with an antic face, to fleer and scorn at our solemnity?
Now by the stock and honor of my kin, to strike him dead I hold it not a sin! ” (Act 1, Scene 5, 51-57) Moreover to his impetuosity at the party he also decides that he would accept the duel with Meretricious, despite acknowledging the fact that he would be severely punished by the Prince of Verna. What’s even more impetuous is that, after killing Meretricious; he also accepted the duel with Romeo, instead of running away, now he have 2 guild on him which would cost him his life even if he did sly Romeo. “Thou wretched boy, you hung out with him here, and you’re going to go to heaven with him. Act 3, scene 1, 126-127) This final act of impetuosity in the end cost him his life, for Romeo slays him. From the paradigms of bloodshed and death caused by the characters impetuous decision. Shakespeare was clear about how teenagers can end up in negative consequences if he or she were to act impetuously. Had Romeo, Juliet, or Table even Just contemplated those decisions for a second, they would have not end up dead. Just as the saying goes “Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought. ” – Discusses, Greek Historian, and Athenian General