How would I write my introductory sentence about how impulsiveness and rash actions lead to Romeo and Juliet's deaths? I need examples of the impulsivenesses of Romeo and Juliet and one other...

How would I write my introductory sentence about how impulsiveness and rash actions lead to Romeo and Juliet's deaths? I need examples of the impulsivenesses of Romeo and Juliet and one other character—I was thinking Friar Laurence. 

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Romeo is a very impulsive character. When we first meet Romeo, he expresses his sadness that his love doesn't love him back. He is talking of Rosaline. When he attends the Capulets' ball, however, he is immediately struck with love for Juliet:

Romeo. [To a Servingman] What lady is that, which doth
enrich the hand
Of yonder knight?

Servant. I know not, sir.

Romeo. O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear;
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows,
As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows.
The measure done, I'll watch her place of stand,
And, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.

He dares to approach her, and they share an intimate moment. Juliet is also struck by him and expresses her love:

Juliet. Go ask his name: if he be married.
My grave is like to be my wedding bed.

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