Romeo & Juliet


I chose "choices" in Romeo & Juliet because I believe that every character has made very important decisions throughout the book that have effected the plot of the play.

Act I

In Act 1 Scene 5, when Romeo came to the Capulet party, Tybalt wanted Romeo to leave the party but Lord Capulet made the choice to let Romeo stay because he wanted to enjoy his party without any conflicts. Lord Capulets choice led to Romeo meeting Juliet and falling in love with her. On the other hand, his choice also led Tybalt to become angry and out of anger and a sense of disrespect, Tybalt sent a threatening email to Romeo thus leading to Tybalt and Mercutio's death.

Act II

In Act 2 Scene 2, Romeo and Juliet make the decision to get married despite them being from rival families. This was an important scene from the story because it leads to the result of the ending, and it also foreshadows the ending because Juliet says "If they do see thee, they will murder thee".

In Act 2 Scene 3, Friar Lawrence also makes the drastic decision to marry Romeo and Juliet to try and settle the long lasting feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. His decision, could turn out many different ways for the families; the Montagues and the Capulets could set aside their differences and become friends, it won't effect them at all and they will still be enemies, they will forget about their rivalry but wont become friends, or it could make their relationship even worse than before.


In this act, in scene 1, there is a fight scene between Mercutio and Tybalt. The fight took place because after Romeo showed up to the Capulet party, Tybalt was angry and wrote him a letter telling Romeo that he wanted to fight him. After Benvolio and Mercutio run into Tybalt on the streets of Verona, Tybalt demands to see Romeo. However nobody tells him and soon after, Romeo shoes up. Since he had just been married to Juliet, him and Tybalt were now considered family so Romeo did not want to fight him but Tybalt still wanted revenge. Mercutio became aggravated with both Romeo and Tybalt so he fought Tybalt and wound up dying. Romeo then became angry and went after Tybalt, and killed him to avenge Mercutio. Many decisions were made in this scene.  Mercutio decides to fight Tybalt, Tybalt confronts and kills Mercutio, Romeo kills Tybalt, and Romeo is banished.

Act IV

In Act 4 Scenes 1 and 2, the Friar comes up with an idea to get Juliet out of marrying Count Paris. They decide to give Juliet a poison that will give the impression that she is dead for a long period of time but she won't be actually dead. Once everybody finds out they will have a funeral for he. The Friar will then send a letter to Romeo and he will come back to Verona and take Juliet away back to Mantua.

                   "Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places."

This image represents "choices" because it shows a man standing in the middle of two paths. One path is light, and the other is dark. This relates to Romeo and Juliet because many people may argue whether or not the choices the characters made were good or bad. However, I also picked out a quote that says that the wrong choices can sometimes turn out good and I believe that even though Romeo and Juliet both die in the end, there were some good outcomes of the characters, not-so-good choices.