What are some quotes portraying Romeo as impulsive and immature in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?
As he waits to marry Juliet, Romeo is jumping out of his skin with impatience for her to arrive, despite having met her fewer than 24 hours before. Friar Laurence chides him and tells him he will burn his love out far too quickly if he doesn't learn to calm down:
These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
Friar Laurence advises Romeo to control his impulses or his love will end badly—an accurate foreshadowing of what is to come.
When the banished Romeo learns the false...
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I have always thought that the string of oxymorons Romeo uses to describe how lovesick he is, is a bit dramatic and shows that he is impulsive about his love for Rosaline.
"Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still,