The Teen Brain And Romeo And Juliet, An Anylization Piece Hahnville High School Assignment

512 words - 3 pages

In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet there is a relationship between the characters
thoughts and actions. In scene one, it is shown that Romeo and Juliet's love for each other came
at first sight. This means that the process of thinking of their relationship was very few as their
relationship moved fairly quickly. The lack of thinking in their relationship propelled actions
such as “(taking JULIET’s hand) If I profane with my unworthiest hand, This holy shrine, the
gentle sin is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand, To smooth that rough touch with a
tender kiss”(1.5.104-107). Romeo seeing Juliet for the first time made Romeo fall in love
prompting him to try to pursue and kiss her right after meeting her for the first time. As they did
kiss that night, and realize they were in fact supposed to be enemies they continued to be
together. Their lack of thought ultimately led to their untimely demise.
Age is a factor in Romeo and Juliet's decision making. “The Teen Brain: Still Under
Construction” states “Along with the obvious effects of sleep deprivation, such as fatigue and
difficulty maintaining attention, inadequate sleep is a powerful contributor to irritability and
depression,” this claim is supported by Romeo and Juliet as Romeo stayed up all night long and
seemed agitated or depressed. Another claim from the article is that “changes in the brain take
place in the context of many other factors, among them, inborn traits, personal history, family,
friends, community, ...

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