Romeo and Juliet: an Immature End

Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare is a tragedy that is ultimately the result of the immature love between Romeo and Juliet.   The two lovers are both immature in life and love, making decisions that heavily influence the consequences of the couple’s actions and those around them.   Rushing their secretive relationship to a dangerous level and being unable to distinguish true love from infatuation are factors that also aid in the eventual demise of the youthful lovers. These three factors combined are a flawless recipe for the fatal and pathetic end of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, their tragic end is caused from the immaturity of Romeo and Juliet in general ways.   The destruction of Romeo and Juliet is brought about by the two lovers being immature in both life and love, driven by lust and excitement as well as inexperience, causing them to fail at distinguishing true love from infatuation.   These three factors of immaturity show a fatal path for Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet.

Immaturity in Life and Love

Romeo and Juliet both lack maturity in life and love within the play, in due course, affecting their eventual death.   , and this is a factor leading to their tragic end.   Juliet is particularly immature because of her young age and inexperience; as quoted by the Nurse early on within the piece, she is only described as thirteen years old. “On Lammas-eve at night shall she be fourteen…” (I, iii, 22) In instances of love, Juliet is underdeveloped and inexperienced until the night that she meets Romeo. For example, when her mother asks her what her thoughts are on marriage, Juliet replies, “It is an honour that I dream not of…” (I, iii, 67) Romeo’s age is not specified within the play; however his youth is shown through his impulsive and fickle personality. When he weeps to Benvolio over Rosaline (I, i, 165-173), he talks of how he is still in love with her, nevertheless, when he attends the Capulet...