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Was Romeo a Traditional Romantic Hero? Romeo and Juliet is a play in which Shakespeare shows us a variety of views of love.

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GCSE Romeo and Juliet

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Was Romeo a Traditional Romantic Hero?

Romeo and Juliet is a play in which Shakespeare shows us a variety of views of love. The play could not be possible without the two lovers (Romeo M. and Juliet C.) and the ancient grudge of the two households, the Montague's and the Capulets.

The play is set in four days though Shakespeare frames each scene as though it is a life time of love.

My idea of a romantic hero is when a boy really tries to win over a girl and in the end rides off with her into the sun set, saving her from any danger she is in. I am not quite sure if Romeo does this.

We start the play with Romeo desperately in love with Rosaline (another member of the Capulet family). It seems that Romeo falls in love very easily! However Shakespeare does not go into very much detail of Rosaline`s view of Romeo's love for her. Instead we only hear Romeo's opinion of her.

Act 1Scene 2, Romeo "Out of her favour, where I am in love"

Romeo seems initially quite romantic towards Rosaline. He does all the

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