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Good intentions pave the road to hell This quote means that even people who mean well can end up doing just the opposite For instance trust is a virtue that can cause trouble If a man trusts everyone he knows then someone could take advantage of that trust thus turning the virtue into a vice This quote applies to many of the characters in William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet Several examples of characters whose good intentions mistakenly turn corrupt are Romeo Lord Capulet and Juliet Romeos virtue gone bad is his passion for things After Mercutio is killed by Tybalt his fury takes over Away to heaven respective lenity And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now III I 119-120 He draws his sword and kills Tybalt and this crime leads to his banishment Another instance when Romeo allows his passion to take over is when he hears the news that Juliet is dead Balthazar tells him and Romeo immediately says Well Juliet I will lie with thee tonight V I 34 meaning that he is going to kill himself He then goes straight to the apothecary and retrieves the poison If Romeo could have remained calm in this situation he might not have died and maybe could have been with Juliet In the end his passion originally beautiful in his love for Juliet turns bad when it leads to his demise Lord Capulets virtue is his concern for his daughters well being In the beginning of the play when Paris asks for Juliets hand in marriage Capulet says She hate no seen the change of fourteen years Let two more summers wither in their prideEre we may think her ripe to a bride I i 9-11 If he had said that Juliet had to get married to Paris right then she might not have met Romeo and would not have eventually died but because Lord Capulet wants to wait she meets up with
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