Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, was a love story that ended in tragedy. Many characters in the story acted before thinking, in doing this, they all led up to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Three of the main characters that acted before learning all the information were Romeo, Juliet, and Capulet. Romeo and Juliet were secret lovers from two feuding families; Romeo a Montague, Juliet a Capulet. They fell in love at first sight and were married within days. Their love had to be kept a secret and the only people that knew about them being married were the nurse and Friar Laurence. Friar only marries them because he thinks it will help the families get along better, and possible end their feud. It didn't help at all, it just caused Tybalt to get in a fight with Romeo, which caused Mercutio to stand up for Romeo, that led to Tybalt killing Mercutio, and it all ended when Romeo killed Tybalt while in a rage. Romeo, Juliet, and Capulet all acted out of ignorance, resulting in the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo was a character that acted before knowing all the information, and it cost him his life. After Romeo killed Tybalt, Prince banished him from the streets of Verona. From there he moved to Mantua and awaited news from the Friar. When he did not hear anything from Friar he decided to go back into Verona and see his Juliet. On his way there he stops to see an apothecary to get a poison that would kill him. "Hast thou no letters to me from the friar? / No matter. Get thee gone/ And hire those horses. I"ll be with thee straight. / Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight." (5,1,31-32 and 34). If he would have thought about what he was doing, or even gone to the Friar to see what happened, he wouldn't have gone to the apothecary to get the poison. When he arrived he saw Juliet lying "dead." He loved her so much that if she were dead he would want to be dead also, so he took the poison and killed himself right there.