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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: English
  • Essay length: 1026 words

How would you describe the character of Romeo and in what ways is his character responsible for the tragedy.

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Introduction

Romeo and Juliet Essay for standard grade folder Alex Chen How would you describe the character of Romeo and in what ways is his character responsible for the tragedy. Romeo is a young teenager, a member of the Montague household, who secretly got married with Juliet, a Capulet whose family were bitter enemies of the Montagues. Romeo had a very different personality then the rest of the people in the Montague's or the Capulet's household. Most people from that two household hate each other. But everyone, even the Lord Capulet, who's the head of his enemy's household, knew that Romeo was a gentlemen. Romeo has many different characteristics. If I have to use five adjective words to describe Romeo, it would be: Impetuous Peaceful Courteous Religious Romantic Romeo is impetuous because most of the time, before he does anything he doesn't think about what's going to happen to him after he does it.

Middle

Because it seems that Romeo is either not afraid to take risks or just doesn't think about any of his actions, in the balcony scene he risks getting caught by the Nurse, and then later in Juliet's bedroom when Lady Capulet was looking for her. Also because they were so deeply in love with each other, that they refused to be split up and therefore took risks to stay together which eventually led to their deaths. But if Romeo had a thought about it before he did it, he might have came up with a much better idea then ending with both of them dead. Romeo is also very courteous. And there are many examples of him being courteous. From the quotations below it tells how others think about Romeo: Capulet: content thee, gentle coz, let him alone; 'A bears him like a portly gentleman: And to say truth, Verona brags of him.

Conclusion

And all he did was that he saw the girl from far away. But that's enough to make him fall in love with her. He said that she didn't like him. Later on, when he saw Juliet. He fell in love with her on the first second he saw her. And that he already had the idea of getting marry with her on the same day he first saw her. That shows how romantic he is, and that he can fall in love so quickly, unlike the others, who just fight and fight all the time Since that Romeo had all these characteristic, he ended up secretly married with Juliet, and died in a very young age. If he didn't have some of those characteristic then he might have end up living happily with Juliet ever after; But maybe if he didn't have some of those characteristic then he might have not met Juliet at all. So I think over all Romeo has a very interesting characteristic.

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