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Analyse the character Romeo. How does his character develop through the play?

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Chris Newman 11JDI Analyse the character Romeo. How does his character develop through the play? In this essay I will be writing on the character Romeo. I will show how he has developed through the play. I will focus on the events Romeo has engaged in during the play and past experiences we know about, his love for Rosaline, his personality, his feelings and his relationship with Juliet. I will have to look at the conflict between the Montague and the Capulet families, as this was one of the key reasons why the play is a tragedy. Before we hear from Romeo we have a description of his behavior from his parents. Montague says, "Away from light steals home my heavy son and private in his chamber pens himself". When we are first introduced to Romeo he is talking poetically. ...read more.

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It is either teenage fickleness or true love at first sight? The irritating whining that Romeo says must've driven Benvolio and the other members of the household mad. "not mad but bound more than a madman is; shut up in prison, kept without my food whipped and tormented and ......" Romeo seems to know he is on a self-destruction course. Romeo's words seem to predict the events to come. Although it seems to be fate and destiny, Romeo's words are always romantic and dreamy. " my mind misgives some consequences yet hanging in the stars". When Romeo sets eyes on Juliet his first words show no allegiance to Rosaline. "Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear, Did my heart love till now?" Even though Juliet is a Capulet, we know Romeo's character well enough now to know this will not put him off. ...read more.

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"Then I defy you, stars". He decides to buy poison to kill himself and lie with Juliet. He kills Paris on the way as he is focused on being with Juliet and nothing now can get in his way. As he opens the tomb and looks at Juliet he gives a long parting speech. He is still very poetic and wordy. The Prologue at the start calls Romeo and Juliet "star-crossed lovers". It is clear Romeo knew his fate the moment he fell in love with Juliet. Until then he was aimlessly dreaming lost trying to find the right moment and the right women. There is a definite feeling in Romeo that fate is leading him and he is not in control of his actions and his fate. After exploring Romeo's character it is easy to see that he has developed from a day dreamer to a strong minded individual although some of his decisions are immature. For instance, killing Tybalt and Paris, he couldn't control his temper and this lead to his downfall and banishment. ...read more.

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