What are some quotes portraying Romeo as impulsive and immature in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?  

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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,
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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,

Should, without eyes, see pathways to his will!
Where shall we dine?—O me! What fray was here?
Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.
Here’s much to do with hate but more with love.
Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate,
O anything of nothing first created!
O heavy lightness, serious vanity,
Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms!
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health,
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.
Dost thou not laugh?"
 
This is in act one scene one.
 
Of course, he is also impulsive when he asks Juliet to pledge her love to him as he has for her (act two scene two).
 
"Lady, by yonder blessèd moon I vow,
That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops—"
 
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"Th' exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine."
 
These are just a couple of examples. I hope this helps!
 
 
 
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