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Romeo and Juliet change throughout the play, although some characteristics remain the same. At the beginning of the play Romeo is an impulsive boy, full of bookish and artificial expressions of emotion. He seems to be wallowing in self pity over Rosaline.

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Romeo & Juliet Romeo and Juliet change throughout the play, although some characteristics remain the same. At the beginning of the play Romeo is an impulsive boy, full of bookish and artificial expressions of emotion. He seems to be wallowing in self pity over Rosaline. Although both are very young, it is Juliet that shows maturity and independence. She is intelligent and perceptive. Both Romeo and Juliet become full blown romantics and put aside all they have been taught for the love of each other. This includes their parents and their life. In this essay I will attempt to compare act 2 scene 2 with the rest of the play. In act 2 scene 2, Romeo hides from his friends so that they leave the feast without him. Juliet appears at a window above her garden and declares her love for him. He reveals his presence to her and they exchange vows of love. ...read more.

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Because even though she knows of the deadly feud between both sets of parents she does not blame him, just his name, she says that 'if a rose were called but another name it would still smell as sweet' therefore turning away the only thing that would turn her away from Romeo. Her descriptions of her ears drinking her words show that all her senses were heightened by her love for him she introduced images of mouths, ears, eyes etc... it is also Juliet that returns with practical plans for seeing each other again and arranging to be married. As Romeo believes that Juliet had been, but a dream. Together they make their vows and their love is so strong that although Juliet is afraid of being quickly won, she is willing to give her self up to him. She says she will hold back if he does not like it in a woman, She will 'frown and be perverse' and refuse his affections if he dislikes her yielding to quick. ...read more.

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Compare this with his love for Juliet; his language towards her is more passionate and sincere. After meeting Juliet he grows more mature and even tries to make up with Tybalt, (Juliet's cousin) however this goes terrible wrong and leads to his exile following Tybalt's death. Despite his new found maturity and tolerance of the capulet's, Romeo remains impulsive, he has one idea in his head which is to marry Juliet, within that he reacts to circumstances. He responds to plans though up by others (Friar Lawrence, the nurse or Juliet) and his mood swings from despair to joy, even within one scene. For example, act 3, scene 3. Juliet who is seen as being so sweet and innocent can also be manipulative and cunning. All through the play we see her as the sweet Juliet that Romeo believes her to be. In the balcony seen she talks of her love for Romeo, not caring about the feud between the parents, this shows her as naive, because as we see later on in the play ...read more.

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