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In Romeo and Juliet how is Juliet impulsive?

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I think it is fairly safe to say that many of the actions done by several characters in this play are impulsive. Juliet is equally guilty of doing and saying things that are quite impulsive. The first thing that comes to my mind is how quickly she goes from meeting Romeo to kissing Romeo. Romeo and Juliet say a combined 14 lines of dialogue to each other before their first kiss. I count that as impulsive behavior. She doesn't even know his name at this point. I also believe her marriage to Romeo is a good example of impulsive behavior. She kisses him after 14 lines of dialogue, and she marries him less than 24 hours after having met him. Capulet's party was Sunday night, and they are married on Monday afternoon.

If you are needing a specific line of dialogue that shows Juliet as acting or thinking impulsively, then I like one of Juliet's statements from Act 1, Scene 5. The line comes after Romeo and Juliet kiss, and Juliet asks the nurse to find out who he is. While the nurse is gone, Juliet...

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