Shakespeare divides the younger and older generation in many ways

Shakespeare divides the younger and older generation in many ways; this includes the caution, or lack of, that the younger generation have in comparison to the older generation. During the balcony scene Romeo expresses ”with love’s light wings did I o’erperch these walls” the youthful, innocent usage of this metaphor emphasises that he did not care whether there would be consequences; he just had to take another look at the girl he had kissed at the ball. Whereas an example of the older generation’s tentative approach is when Friar Lawrence is talking to Romeo in Act2 Scene3 saying ” Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.” This is used as warning to Romeo that he needs to slow down and not rush into things he is unprepared for, however Romeo takes no heed and continues on his quest to marry Juliet.