Josh Huver Huver 1 MarrinanEnglish 916 December 2003Why Bother?Romeo and Julietis proof that no matter what you try to do right, nothing good will ever come out of it. This story of Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare, has the characteristics or a great play. Of the many choices of topic in this play, the one that appealed the most to me was the collapse of good intentions. This play does a very good job of showing how although intentions, no matter how good they may be, can often cause more hurt than overall benefit to the characters involved. The first example of the aforementioned ‘good intentions gone bad,’ happens in the very beginning of the play, as Romeo is fretting over the loss of Rosaline. Romeo and Benvolio get knowledge of a party being held at the Capulet’s home. Romeo is very reluctant to go, but Benvolio insists that Romeo attend, as ‘sups the fair Rosaline whom thou so loves, With all the admired beauties of Verona. Go thither with unattained eye’ (I, ii, 89-90). Benvolio is basically saying to Romeo, “Come to the party, Rosaline is
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