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Lessons From Romeo & Juliet

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Curt D

on 8 December 2015

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Transcript of Lessons From Romeo & Juliet

Lessons From Romeo & Juliet
Today we will be talking about 3 life lessons taught in the book Romeo & Juliet and how they connect to present times.
The first lesson we will be talking
about is Don't make rash decisions.
Rash decisions have very bad effects and they usually only lead to trouble. An example of rash decisions in the book is when Romeo wants to kill himself because he is banished from Verona for killing Tybalt. A quote to prove this is when Romeo said ''Hence-banished is banish’d from the world,And world’s exile is death: then banished,Is death mis-term’d: calling death banishment,Thou cutt’st my head off with a golden axe, And smilest upon the stroke that murders me'' This quote means Romeo would of made a quick rash decision by killing himself if Friar Lawrence didn't stop him and show him the good in what happened.

How does this relate to present time?
This relates to present time because people now are still pressured with problems that can result in a rash decision an example of this could be drinking and driving at the time it would sound like a good idea but after your rash decision it could affect the rest of your life.
The second lesson we will be talking about is miss communication.
Miss communication can lead to very bad problems. An example of this in the book is when Friar Lawrence is explaining the plan to put Juliet to sleep using the potion and how he will send a letter to Romeo explaining what will happen he does not account for what would happen if Romeo does not receive the letter and by doing this he somewhat kills 3 people in the process. A quote to prove this is when Friar Lawrence says ''Within three hours will fair Juliet wake, She will beshrew me much that Romeo hath had no notice of these accidents;But I will write again to Mantua ,And keep her at my cell till Romeo come; Poor living corse, closed in a dead man’s tomb!'' This quote is talking about Friar Lawrence's plan to get the two together again and how he will send a letter to Romeo to explain everything.
This is an example of miscommunication. The Mars Climate Orbiter launched in 1998 to study Martian climate and atmosphere composition. However, the NASA team on the ground lost the communication signal with the craft soon after it launched. The problem was that the computer software on the ground was using the standard system of pound-seconds, while the actual spacecraft was using the metric system of Newton-seconds. The spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere too low and disintegrated.
The third and final lesson we will be talking about is Thinking before you act.
Thinking before you act is what you should do instead of making quick decisions. An example of when this was when Mercutio was just killed then Romeo killed Tybalt which got him banished from Verona which caused more problems. Here is a quote to prove it "Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again, That late thou gavest me; for Mercutio's soul. Is but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine to keep him company: Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him" Romeo did not think of the consequences that would come after he killed him; if he would of not done that he would of not been banished.
How does this relate to present time?
Thinking before you act can relate to many different
situations that can happen today. An example is somebody tells you to do something that is not right it might sound like a good idea at the time you should think about what will come out of this action. Thinking before you act is what should always be done so you do not end up with consequences.

Thank You For Watching
By: Graham and Curtis




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