Romeo and Juliet Essay | Romeo and Juliet: Reason Versus Emotions

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Romeo and Juliet: Reason Versus Emotions

Summary: Essay outlines the symbols of emotion and reason in the play "Romeo and Juliet."
Romeo and Juliet is a play in which emotions indefinitely rules over reason. The genre of this play is romance so there is an expectation of passion and strong feeling. Characters are continually making rash, spur of the moment decisions based solely on their raging emotions. Shakespeare has created many scenes where reason is thrown away as to portray the necessary emotions of a romance.

We see an example of emotion overruling reason in the very first scene when the servants of the rival households, Capulet and Montague, meet on the streets and start a brawl. Quote #1 ( I.i.32-33). They don't take time to think of the possible consequences resulting from their actions. Their only thoughts are of the rivalry between houses and how they must prove themselves the better of the two. This type of situation, where time is not taken to...

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