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Romeo throughout the play

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Sandip Bhalsod 10SXM ROMEO THROUGHT THE PLAY We see many sides to Romeo during the play. At the beginning Romeo acts very immature. He is self-centered and pathetic. He claims that he has fallen in love with a woman named Rosaline. His love can be compared to a schoolboy's crush. However, as soon as he meets Juliet, Romeo's view on love changes. After experiencing true love his personality changes and he develops into a strong and mature character. The first time we see Romeo in the play is Act 1 Scene 1. He is telling his friend Benvolio about his undying love for a woman called Rosaline. During this scene Romeo is in a state of confusion and delusion. It is as if he is in a world of his own. He is totally oblivious to the fact that there has been another family feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. When he talks about his love to Rosaline he speaks elaborately and poetically. He rambles on about his feelings for Rosaline. ...read more.


When Romeo finds out that Juliet is a Capulet. It seems as if he will return to his former depressed self. When he hears the news he cries: 'Is she a Capulet? / O dear account! My life is my foe's debt.' We know that the old Romeo that we saw at the beginning of play would have just given up and go have a sulk, but we see that Romeo has changed his ways. Because instead of facing defeat he fights for his love and takes action. Romeo risks his life whilst climbing into the orchard beneath Juliet's window. He knows that if he is caught he would face certain death, but his desire to see Juliet makes him oblivious to the consequences. Romeo's language while he is talking to Juliet is much easier to understand than before. He does not use poetic and artificial language, and we can see that his words come from the heart. At the end of the scene it has been arranged the two will wed. ...read more.


He is distraught at the fact that he may not be able to see Juliet ever again so he attempts to commit suicide. This shows how quickly Romeo's feelings change and how dangerous an effect that can have. Romeo and Juliet spend the night together. In the morning Romeo starts to see things with a bright perspective. He promises Juliet that they will see each other again. This is a good contrast from his misery in the previous scene. In the last scene we see how deep Romeo's feelings are for Juliet in the speech he gives. The words he uses are not artificial; instead they are full of love and meaning. Romeo commits suicide. For the first time in the play Romeo considers his actions, he knows that this is the only way he can be with Juliet. I think Romeo is a very interesting character. He has many sides to him. But it is clear that his love for Juliet brings out the best in him. He is a strong-willed character and he had to battle with fate. It is sad that the family feud in which he played no part in had to be the cause of his death. ...read more.

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