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What is your opinion of Romeo?

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Imran Rajah 10I Essay Question: What is your opinion of Romeo? I believe that Romeo is a very passionate person; he is a strong lover; charming and considerate, and later on, a fighter and a killer. He is controlled by his feelings, his emotions and instincts, and he does whatever they tell him to do, be it good, or bad. Most of the time during this play he relies on his feelings and instincts, without taking time to stop and think, which makes him lose his head a lot (he is impetuous), and when he does so, he does very stupid things, which he almost always regrets. At the beginning of the play, Romeo gives us the impression that he is a very passionate person, he has fallen head over heels for this girl, Rosaline, but unfortunately, his affections are not returned. This causes him to think suicidal thoughts, but then, later on in the play, he meets Juliet, at the Capulets' party, and he falls instantly in love with her, forgetting completely about Rosaline, and all thoughts he had of her. ...read more.


and then they both got married, within a couple of days of them meeting at the Capulet's party. Also, when Mercutio and Tybalt duel, romeo steps in the way to stop the fight, but Mercutio is stabbed underneath his arm, when Mercutio dies, Romeo, without thought, goes to avenge him, and ends up fighting with, and killing, Tybalt. When Romeo finally comes to his senses and realizes what he has done, it is too late, the deed is done, and he is banished to Mantua by the Prince Escalus when the bodies are found. Even on the brink of death Romeo is hasty, if he had waited but a few more minutes, Juliet would have awakened, and all would have ended well. Romeo may be hasty, and very passionate, but he could not have won the affections and love of Juliet's heart without charm, and love, as you see during the play everything he says to Juliet is thoughtful, charming, flattering and considerate. Even when he is talking about her it is still as charming and flattering. ...read more.


It starts off as Mercutio and Tybalt are having a fight, and Romeo wants to keep the piece and he tries to stop it and fails, until he puts himself between Mercutio and Tybalt, and when he does so Mercutio is wounded, under Romeo's arm by Tybalt, when Tybalt leaves, before Mercutio dies, he says the words 'A plague on both your houses.' When Mercutio dies, Romeo is blinded by grief, rage, anger and a flood of other emotions, so much that he does not stop to think of what he is doing until the fight with Tybalt is over, and Tybalt lies dead, then he flees the scene, and the evidence is bought before prince Escalus, and he decides that Romeo is to be banished to Mantua. In conclusion I think that overall Romeo is a very passionate person who is very in touch with his emotions, sometimes he does very stupid things, but that is because of his passion, his hastiness, he is also violent because of his impetuousness. Word count: 1059. ...read more.

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