The outcome of the play was changed because of there irrational thinking. This essay will argue how the immaturity and naivety of the main characters lead to their downfall in the play of Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the play we see a lack of maturity in Romeo as he makes quick decisions without thinking them through and the reader realizes how fast Romeo can be in and out of love. In the beginning of the play Romeo is shown, as he’s heartbroken over Rosaline a couple hours after the reader sees him love-struck over Juliet and talks the same way about Juliet as he did about Rosaline hours ago. The reader will learn he falls in love easily.
Romeo in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo Montague is a character who evolves considerably through the Shakespearian play “Romeo & Juliet”, from his unrequited love with Rosaline to his banishment, including his strong love for Juliet and his reaction about Mercutio’s death. When we first meet Romeo in the scene one of Act I, he expresses his sadness because he is in love, but Rosaline, the girl he likes, doesn’t return his love: “out of her favour where I am in love”. The oxymorons he uses, “Why then, o brawling love, o loving hate, […] cold fire, sick health”, show us that he is very confused by emotions, both love and hate; love because of Rosaline, and hate because of the fued between his family, the Montagues, and the Capulets. When he talks about Rosaline, we can see he is very romantic: “love is a smoke made with the fume of sights […] and a preserving sweet” and he is also unwilling to look at other girls “’tis the way […] thou canst not teach me to forget”, even though Benvolio is telling him that there are a lot of other beautiful girls “by giving liberty unto thine eyes. Examine other beauties”.
His conduct is annoying early in the play, when he is infatuated with Rosaline and again later, when he is banished. However, in his two-way love for Juliet, he is mature and sincere and thinks of Juliet before himself. Romeo becomes a strong-minded young man, battling against the odds, whose love for Juliet is not dulled by his desperate situation. At the end of the play, I sympathise with his with his despair and feel that it is a tragedy when he dies because of a feud in which he played no part.
Benvolio also makes his way to speak to him but even though he saw him he turned and walked off. "Towards him I made but he was ware of me and stole off into the convent of the wood." When Romeo appears he looks sad and miserable, he says to benvolio "Sad hours seem long." Romeos hours seem long because he is in love and the lady he loves doesn't love him back this makes him feel miserable as time is dragging on. Romeo also says that "Out of her favour where I am in love" This shows that Romeo is love sick for this girl but she doesn't want to give him anything in return, due to this he cannot forget his love ... ... middle of paper ... ...on his enemy.
Normally, Romeo does not attack Tybalt, but in this situation, Mercutio’s death angers him and is ravenous for revenge. Romeo regrets killing Tybalt and even discerns his flaw when he says, “Oh, I am fortune’s fool!” (III, i, 130). Romeo realizes that he should not have... ... middle of paper ... ...re causes the audience to feel pity and fear for Romeo and Juliet throughout the play. Undoubtedly, Romeo and Juliet is a bona fide Aristotelian tragedy because it contains hamartia, catharsis, and a tragic catastrophe. Works Cited Ingram, Martin.
Normally, Romeo would not have gone after Tybalt but he is angered by Mercutio’s death and seeks revenge. Romeo regrets killing Tybalt and even he recognizes his flaw when he says, “Oh, I am fortune’s fool!” (III, I, 132). Romeo realizes that he should not have gone and attacked Tybalt and that there are serious consequences. Last but not least, Romeo... ... middle of paper ... ... feel pity and fear for Romeo and Juliet throughout the play. Undoubtedly, Romeo and Juliet is a bona fide Aristotelian tragedy because it contains hamartia, catharsis, and a tragic catastrophe.
99). In regards to this Romeo claims he has awful luck and fate is against him because it was fate that lead Romeo to this misfortunate situation. Through this quote it is seen that Romeo feels remorseful which then verifies that he understands he did a regretful act. Therefore, this proves Romeo is a tragic hero because he had realized his fatal act (anagorisis). Due to the fact that Tybalt reminds the audience about Romeo’s mistakes and foolish actions, Tybalt inevitably acts as a foil character that accentuates Romeo’s anagorisis.
When Romeo enters in Act 1: Scene 1 he discusses his sadness with Benvolio, 'Out of her favour where I am in love' Romeo believes strongly he is in love with Rosaline but she rejects him and does not return that feeling, here in the play he explains this to Benvolio. Romeo use's oxymorons whilst talking to Benvolio to attempt to explain the pain and distress in a dramatic way to shock him. Because of the rejection from Rosaline he is so confused and is trying to put it the best way for Benvolio to understand.
The Character Of Romeo Montague in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo is one of the main characters in Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” and is portrayed as a tragic figure, who is guided by his destiny. Shakespeare initially introduces Romeo to be a romantic sentimentalist, who is over-obsessed with his own emotions. Romeo, however, loses these personality traits towards the end of the play, and becomes more mature after falling deeply in love with Juliet. His love for her is strong and over-whelming, and Shakespeare vividly represents this by dramatic visual moments throughout the play, culminating in the tragic climax of Romeo’s suicide, to join with his Juliet in death. Shakespeare introduces the audience to Romeo, a son of Lord Montague, whos House is involved in an ancient feud with the House of Capulet.
/ Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized. / Hen... ... middle of paper ... ...s tragically. In essence, Romeo greatest flaw in the book was his impulsiveness and his habit to be very pushy. The tragedy from the book was then, the final result of consequential impulsive actions made by a specific character: Romeo. The possibility of tragedy was established with Romeo attending the Capulet’s masque, pushing Juliet to agree to marry him and at last be married.