How can I come up with a thesis and three arguments about the immaturity of the characters in Romeo and Juliet?
"Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow."
Romeo fails to heed the friar's words and at almost every juncture of the play acts rashly without fully considering his path. Even at the beginning of the play we meet a Romeo who is badly wounded by Cupid's arrow and throughout his opening lines in Act I he moans and groans about how he is in love with a woman who will not reciprocate his love. He shuts himself up in the dark of his room and takes long walks unaccompanied to wade in his sorrow.
Once he sees Juliet at the Capulet party he immediately forgets Rosaline and falls head over heels for the young girl he admires from across the room. Juliet, although very much attracted to Romeo, professes that maybe she has been too familiar and asks Romeo to wait. In the famous balcony scene, Act II, Scene 2, Juliet says,
Well, do not swear. Although I joy in thee,
I have no joy of this contract tonight.
It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden,
Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be
Ere one can say “It lightens.” Sweet, good night.
This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.
Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee
Doth much excuse the appertaining rage
To such a greeting. Villain am I none.
Therefore farewell. I see thou knowest me not.
’Tis torture and not mercy. Heaven is here
Where Juliet lives, and every cat and dog
And little mouse, every unworthy thing,
Live here in heaven and may look on her,
But Romeo may not.
Romeo! Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover!
Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh.
Speak but one rhyme and I am satisfied.
I pray thee, good Mercutio, let’s retire.
The day is hot, the Capels abroad,
And if we meet we shall not ’scape a brawl,
For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.
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