Friar Lawrence even acknowledges this when he states, “Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts but in their eyes” (II iii 67-68). Romeo’s affection is easily swayed from Rosaline to Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are not supposed to be together. Upon seeing Romeo, Juliet sends The Nurse to find out who he is. Nurse returns saying, “His name is Romeo, and a Montague, / The only son of your great enemy” (I v 36-37).
(Act 2, Scene 2, Line 128). Mercutio never stops teasing Romeo about his unrequited love for Rosaline, even after Romeo has lost all interest in her. Shakespeare uses a variety of love In Romeo and Juliet to show the difference between them, sexual love, romantic love, true love, mother-daughter love, unrequited love and love at first sight. Romeo and Juliet being romantic love, true love, sexual love and love at first site, the mother-daughter love between the Nurse and Juliet, and the unrequited love between Romeo and Rosaline. There is also sexual love, romantic love, true love, spiritual love, unrequited love and love at first sight.
Throughout this scene Romeo talks of her beauty “she is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair, to merit bliss by making me despair” (Pg25). Romeo is saying that she is too wise and beautiful that she could not find happiness in making him despair. This quote shows that passion and supposed love he feels for Rosaline is so great that it makes him despair when she does not love him like he loves her. Romeo’s immaturity is showed when he attends the Capulet ball and gets sight of Juliet. He meets Juliet and proclaims his love for her and describes her beauty in the same passion as he did Rosaline.
They flirt with each other and Juliet's immediate attraction to Romeo is clearly shown. It is a light hearted conversation, with both Romeo and Juliet obviously ve... ... middle of paper ... ... the only way they can be together is if he kills himself. He does not die out of anger, or rage at the unfairness of the situation, but because he loves Juliet and is not willing to live his life without her. In conclusion, Romeo is a very emotional and rash character, but he does show maturity in his love for Juliet. His conduct is annoying early in the play, when he is infatuated with Rosaline and again later, when he is banished.
Her love for Romeo overrules her destined hate for the Montague name, so much so ... ... middle of paper ... ...istic, they are so blinded by their attraction that they are unable to see their real emotions. Romeo and Juliet are very alike in character, both of them having a natural desire for defiance and individuality and proving themselves. One of the reasons why Romeo and Juliet were made for each other is because they both are quick to fall in love, without giving it a second thought, even when the odds and their families against them. “Then I defy you, stars” (5.1.24). When Romeo discovers Juliet is dead, he curses the stars for making this their fate.
(Shakespeare 1.4.1016).’" However Juliet hesitates towards Romeo’s gestures because she doesn’t know who Romeo is. Then, Romeo continues with his romantic statements and the two kiss. Although Romeo is romantic, he is also very impulsive. After meeting Juliet Romeo was in love after just breaking up with Rosaline. When Romeo talks to Friar Laurence he explains “‘Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set On the fair daughter of rich Capulet’ As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine, And all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage.
The implication of Romeo’s exaggerated artificial, contrived and elaborate language is that his feelings for Rosaline do not run deep. Romeo is in love with the idea of being in love. Soon after meeting Juliet Romeo forgets all about Rosaline and realises that Juliet is his one true love. Immediately Romeo is caught in love’s spell, he now only has eyes for Juliet. Romeo’s love for Juliet is a sensual and ‘cloudy’ one.
Mercutio in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Mercutio is an almost unique character in Romeo and Juliet, being full of imagination and wit that is shown greatly in the Queen Mab's speech. His name reflects his nature Mercutio coming from the word Mercurial meaning quick and unpredictable. He is a close relative of the Prince but not a member of either of the rival families. In Act One, Scene Four when Mercutio first enters the play, his upbeat personality contrasts sharply with the melancholy Romeo - 'Nay gentle Romeo, we must have you dance'. Mercutio shows concern for Romeo and is anxious for Romeo to be merry.
Romeo has fallen deep in love with Rosaline, but he is, “out of her favor where [he] is in love”(Shakespeare.I.i.173). Unrequited love is love that is not returned or reciprocated. Romeo is madly in love with Rosaline who does not love him back. This unrequited love has given dread to Romeo, he feels like he cannot love anyone else again. As a hopeless romantic, Romeo loves the idea of love, but the love he is experiencing is pain through his heart.
It is love which causes Romeo to change his beliefs and his actions. In Romeo and Juliet, love is at first portrayed as a violent ecstatic overpowering force which supersedes all other values, loyalties and emotions. Romeo's language when pining for Rosaline is certainly fu... ... middle of paper ... ...erfect and flawless. Romeo asks for Tybalt's forgiveness, so that his sins will not go with him to the next life, he shows maturity, he asks lost of questions with no answers, because he can not believe she is not alive. He is jealous of death, who has a bigger hold over Juliet than him.