Romeo and Juliet is a story where two people fall in love when they are not supposed to, forbidden love. In this love story they make crazy irrational decisions. Almost like they just do it for the moment. These two characters are very bold and do wild things. Maybe, it is their parents and how they were raised.
Behaviorism is essentially where other things in your life effect decisions you make and how you act.” Behaviorism is a worldview that assumes a learner is essentially passive, responding to environmental stimuli.” There are two types of behaviorism, nature and nurture. In Romeo and Juliet, they make wild choices such as getting married as soon as they meet each other, or how they tried to fake Juliet’s death . They make these crazy decisions because of the way they were raised, nurture.
Romeo and Juliet first meet at a party, they had love at first sight, and kissed. Why would they kiss if they just met? Romeo’s friends’ intentions of going to this party was so that Romeo could cure himself of love. “If love be rough with you, be rough with love.” Romeo’s friends effect the way he acts, it was almost like he felt forced to do it because that is what they came to the party for.Later, Romeo and Juliet decide to get married. Although they are from two separate houses, that are very much against each other. They are married by Friar Lawrence, and during their ceremony he says things acknowledging the fact that something bad will come out of this marriage, almost foreshadowing what is going to happen in the end. For instance, “These violent delights have violent endings.” Or maybe Friar was a very untrustworthy person and wanted bad consequences from this choice they made.
With all things considered, as a resolution Romeo and Juliet decide to fake their deaths to get away from their families and their conflict. Before Juliet takes the vial she says things that make it seem as if she was trying to actually die not just fake it. When she takes the vial its almost welcoming death. “What if this mixture doesn’t work at all? Shall I be married tomorrow morning? No, no. This shall forbid it. Lie thou there.” Then the stages say she puts the knife down. If she didn’t die from the vial she’ll she would use the knife. “What if Friar mixed the position.” Even though she was welcoming her death she was still concerned if the vial contained something harmful.
Conversely, Romeo and Juliet can also be related with nature. Could be the time there are born in is the reason all their decisions are irrational. Nature i where by genetic inheritance and other biological factors. So their parents influence everything they do. Almost like they were born into this character.
In conclusion, all the irrational decisions was from nurture. Romeo and Juliet were influenced by their environment. If Romeo friends never put those intentions in his mind he probably wouldn’t haven’t did what he did. Also, if Juliet’s mom didn’t put the ide in her mind of getting married she probably would not have wanted to get married to Romeo as quickly as they did.