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Romeo and Juliet Coursework

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Romeo and Juliet Coursework The play "Romeo and Juliet", which was written by William Shakespeare conveys many different ways in which the character of Romeo changes during the tragic play of Romeo and Juliet as well as the ways this contributes to the tragedy. It is very clear that the character of Romeo changes for many different reasons, the main reasons being the way he speaks, they way in which the characters speak to him, the way he speaks with other characters, what others do to him and how this contributes to the tragedy along with any other factors that should be considered. In my conclusion, I will be talking about all the different range of ways he has changed and whether other characters contribute to the tragedy of "Romeo and Juliet". In the opening scene, we are introduced to Romeo who expresses his feelings about Rosaline, who we understand does not return Romeo's lust. It is highly significant that she doesn't return his desire for her, because it shows Romeo bad-tempered that he isn't having sexual intercourse with her. The motive for this is because she has sworn a Vow of Chastity, meaning she can't have sex before marriage. ...read more.


Tybalt then kills Mercutio and Romeo kills Tybalt. The reason that Tybalt kills Mercutio instead of Romeo is because Romeo refuses to fight him,. This is because Romeo knows he is his brother-in-law. Tybalt does not know this because Romeo and Juliet got married in secret. Romeo didn't want to fight him, "I do protest I never injured thee." and, "Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage. To such a greeting..." Romeo killing Tybalt was a pivotal scene in the play and it leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. It is ironic that Romeo tries to prevent fighting and that is the reason which leads to his downfall. He then regrets killing Tybalt by saying, "O, I am fortune's fool!" Later Romeo is banished from Verona, "Let Romeo hence in haste, else, when he is found, that hour is his last." This shows that Romeo's actions change from when he is very romantic to Juliet, as to when he murders her cousin. This shows that Romeo's actions did play a major part to the death of himself and Juliet as he doesn't think before he acts. ...read more.


It was ironic that he wanted to stop a fight, and that led him to kill Tybalt, Juliet's cousin. Romeo missing the letter was partly his fault because if he had thought it over, then he should of known that the Friar would have known and sent a letter. He believed he was doing the right thing when he went to Verona, which was a reason that he and Juliet died. Another factor, through no fault of his own was the families that they were rivals and from the moment they met, it was destined that they would not be together. They were "Star-crossed lovers." The couple were desperate to get together. Romeo's impatience, which led him to go to Verona was another key factor. The history of the families, was however the main reason that they weren't together. It was destiny. When Romeo killed Tybalt, it showed that he didn't think about the future for him and his wife, Juliet. Romeo was the main reason for the tragedy. He had many aspects leading to his downfall and if he had been more patient and thought before he actually did something, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet would of probably never occurred. In my opinion Romeo and Juliet were never going to be together. They were "star-crossed lovers" and came from two rival families. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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