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Romeo is first introduced to us as a sad, melancholic, apathetic youth. His reason for sadness is universal; Rosaline his love, to whom he had sent many precious gifts, will not return his affections. In

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Introduction

Romeo and Juliet is a play written by William Shakespeare. During Shakespeare's time, most people died at a younger age and therefore grew up much more quickly than people of today. They got married younger than people of nowadays, which explains why Paris, Romeo and Juliet are so young in the play. For that reason Shakespeare wrote this play about young love. In this play the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, are just two typical teenagers. They are na�ve and not mature enough to be involved in marriages. Romeo is trying to find real love from a girl he likes, but she rejects him. So he tries to find someone else because that is just the way a teenage boys act. Then all of a sudden he sees Juliet and totally forgets about his first love for Rosaline, which is just how boys act with love. However Romeo is respected by everybody even his enemies, unlike teenagers from nowadays. As you can see Romeo is after all a teenage boy. William Shakespeare was born on April 23rd ,1564, in Stratford, England. He was the third child out of eight children. On November 28th ,1582, he married Anne Hathaway. ...read more.

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He's request from Juliet is to declare faithful love for him. In the play he tells her not to leave him so unsatisfied and she asks him how she could possibly satisfy him. He says to Juliet, "Th'exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine", he wants Juliet to be utterly devoted to him. She accepts and they leave each other. With this the audience would not sympathise with him because he is showing them that he is using Juliet to cheer him up for his rejected love from Rosaline. Romeo's love is a pure, true love. He loves Juliet emotionally, spiritually, and sexually. He is committed to Juliet and wants to marry her. He confirms that when he tells Friar Laurence, "Then plainly know my heart's dear love is set on the fair daughter of rich Capulet, this reveals Romeo to be utterly devoted to Juliet. Therefore he visits Friar Laurence to request from him to marry them in secret. He is being sincere and trustworthy towards Juliet. Although he was a bit too fast with everything because the day before he requested from Friar Laurence to marry them, was the first day he met Juliet. ...read more.

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After this Juliet wakes up from her sleep and sees Romeo lying lifeless next to her. In spite of living without Romeo, she also decides to die rather than live without her true love. She tries to kiss the poison from his lips, but failing that she unsheathes his dagger and plunges it into her breast. The two faithful lovers died together and brought peace among their feuding families. The audience would feel miserable for what has happened to Romeo and Juliet. Romeo shows us a variety of different emotions. Romeo is first shown to us as a sad, melancholic, apathetic youth. He was sad because his first love, Rosaline, had rejected him. It is his friends Mercutio and Benvolio who suggest to gatecrash or arrive uninvited at the Capulet party. There he meets Juliet, falling instantly in love. He is no longer melancholic, but dynamic and courageous, risking his life to be near Juliet and breaking a banishment order which threatens death for him. He was also regarded a thoughtful man, even by the Capulet, unwilling to fight. However he is also impulsive and reckless and there by kills Tybalt and Paris but in both cases he is defending his life or taking revenge. In the end, he commits suicide, because he wants to be with Juliet. The audience would regard Romeo as a romantic and a person that cannot live without love. ...read more.

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