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Overall some of the characters in the play are of cowardice and bravery some are of pure bravery and some are of pure cowardice. Romeo is of both cowardice and bravery the same as Benvolio

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'Romeo and Juliet', the play was written by the famous English writer William Shakespeare and was first performed in 1595 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the play was set in Verona, Italy. It's the world's most famous drama of tragic young love. The story is based on two main characters 'Romeo and Juliet' Romeo is the son of Montague and Juliet is the daughter of Capulet. Who are in deep sweet love and the only thing that is stopping them is that they're of two different families who loathe each other. The story begins with the Montague's servants (Romeo's family) brawling against the Capulet's servants (Juliet's family), Benvolio tries to break up the fight but the Prince arrives and warns everyone that anyone brawling in the streets of Verona will be punished with death. Also Romeo is in love with Rosaline and goes to a party to see Rosaline but then sets eyes on Juliet and they fall in love. The words 'cowardice and bravery' will be used often in my essay so I have defined their meanings for you, cowardice means a lack of courage, as Bravery stands for the quality of being brave and acting with courage. Romeo is the main character of the story, he is in love with Rosaline but when sets eyes on Juliet he cannot look away. He is also the cousin of Benvolio who I will be reviewing later on in this essay. ...read more.

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Tybalt also has a very short temper which is a bad thing. The most coward thing about Tybalt is when he was brawling with Mercutio; Romeo held back Mercutio and during this Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo's arm. After this Tybalt runs away from it all. This happens in Act 3 Scene I: "Tybalt under Romeo's arm wounds Mercutio and hurries away". Another thing is that Tybalt calls Romeo a villain in Act 3 Scene I when everyone knows Tybalt is the villain: "Romeo, the love I bare thee can afford No better term than this: thou art a villain". This is my evidence to prove Tybalt is a pure coward. The next person that I am reviewing is Mercutio who is a Montague; Mercutio is a purely brave person. First of all he shows this in Act 3 Scene I. Benvolio states to Tybalt: "By my head, here comes the Capulets". Mercutio replies "By my hell, I care not". This shows Mercutio is brave because he will not runaway just because the Capulet's approach him. Also when Tybalt is showing off to his friends telling Romeo to fight him, Romeo refuses so Mercutio steps up to fight Tybalt this happens in Act 3 Scene I. Also in Act 3 Scene I when Tybalt stabbed Mercutio none of the Montagues knew that Mercutio was hurt and thought he was only joking. ...read more.

Conclusion

Overall some of the characters in the play are of cowardice and bravery some are of pure bravery and some are of pure cowardice. Romeo is of both cowardice and bravery the same as Benvolio. Tybalt is a pure coward and Mercutio is a brave man. So my essay is balanced. The play Romeo and Juliet was written in the Tudor time by the reign of Queen Elizabeth the 1st. Elizabeth's life was troubled from the moment she was born. Elizabeth's father had changed the course of his country's history in order to marry Anne Boleyn, hoping that she would give him the strong and healthy son that Catherine of Aragon never did. But, on September 7th, 1533 in Greenwich Palace, she gave birth to Elizabeth instead. Elizabeth I was the only surviving child of King Henry VIII by his second wife, Ann Boleyn. Queen Elizabeth reined England and Ireland from September 7th, 1533 until 17th of November 1558, Queen Elizabeth the 1st's death. Queen Elizabeth died at a very young age at only 25 years. Elizabeth I was the fifth and final monarch of the Tudor dynasty, having succeeded her half-sister, Mary I. She reigned during a period of turmoil in English history. Elizabeth's reign is referred to as the Elizabeth era or the Golden Age and was marked by increases in English power and influence worldwide. Elizabeth I was sometimes referred as the Gloriana, Good Queen Bess or the virgin Queen as she had never married. ?? ?? ?? ?? Moaz Marzoug 10C English coursework 01.01.06 Moaz Marzoug 10C English coursework 01.01.06 ...read more.

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