Can someone give me 6 points that prove that it was Romeo and Juliet's characterisitics that led them to their ending, and not fate? can you also include quotes from the play, "Romeo and Juliet"?

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Six points that prove it was the young lover's characteristics and not their fate that led them to their doom?

Romeo first:

  1. He is implusive--he acts without thinking, he loves without knowing, he leaps into things without taking the time to really understand the situation (for instance, when he is told that Juliet is dead, he asks if Balthasar is sure, and asks if there is a letter from the Friar, but goes ahead and buys the poison anyway without talking to the friar)
  2. He is too ruled by passion (first he'll die without Rosaline, then he'll die without Juliet...he kills Tybalt out of passion.
  3. Romeo doesn't think about the consequences of his actions, and so gets into situations that tempt fate: he goes to a party at the Capulet's house without REALLY thinking that through (he does say he has a sense of foreboding, but he doesn't pay that any mind). Then, he's loitering about the grounds outside of Juliet's bedroom, not thinking about what would happen if he were caught, and, finally, he marries...

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