Mohammad Jafferi
Mr. vaan der Mas
Wednesday November 10 2010
Don’t Just Do It
“Check yourself before you wreck yourself.” once wisely said by Zach Galifianakis from Due Date. In other words, do not act without thinking for it could lead to horrific effects. This is demonstrated in one of William Shakespeare’s most famous works, Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo killed Tybalt and Paris, when Juliet got married to Romeo, when Mercutio fought Tybalt over a foolish argument, and when Juliet and Romeo commit suicide after learning of each-others deaths,   are all points of why the theme of Romeo and Juliet should be the following: Do not act without thinking for it could lead to horrific effects.  
In Act 3 scene ¬¬1 Romeo became enraged when Tybalt accidentally killed Mercutio. Romeo ran after Tybalt seeking revenge, and in the heat of the battle and anger Romeo killed Tybalt. “Alive, in triumph! and Mercutio slain! Away to heaven, respective lenity, And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now!” This quote demonstrated Romeo’s fury before he acted without thinking and finally killing Tybalt. He examined the situation after the fight had ended and realized his mistake. “O, I am fortune's fool” proclaimed Romeo. He got charged with Tybalt’s murder and as a result The Prince banished Romeo from Verona and warned everyone that if he returned he would die. “…let Romeo hence in haste. Else, when he's found, that hour is his last. Bear hence this body and attend our will: Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill”, though Romeo did not learn from this act. In act 5 scene 1, only about 2 days after Tybalt’s murder, Romeo killed Paris, again because he was enraged. “Wilt thou provoke me? Then have at thee, boy” said Romeo. “O, I am slain!” said Paris. Romeo rashly acted without thinking when he killed Tybalt and Paris. This is lead to Romeo getting banished; not to mention the death of two youths .  
Juliet on the other hand deliberately disobeys her father, when he told...