Romeo is a static character who can’t keep himself from falling in love. Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, it’s a play based upon a 16 year old boy who can’t keep himself from falling in love with a 13 year old girl. Romeo is not one to fight but on to love, he’ll go as far as to death for her. Romeo lives in the middle of a violent feud between his family and the Capulets. Romeo is a lover, not a fighter, his only interest is love. Romeo is smart, impulsive and immature. Since Romeo loves Juliet, he affects the characters negatively causing them to fight.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is very different from his other works of tragedies. The reason being is because in this play there is not a distinct hero. Generally, the hero is expected to be the romantic, the lover boy, Romeo. Though, Romeo, having the background he that he has, doesn’t exactly qualify for the position of the hero. Sudden emotive outburst, lustful determination, misfortunate bloodshed, and idiotic behavior are not the ways of a hero, making Romeo a weak candidate. Juliet, on the hand, demonstrates more innocence than Romeo. She appears to have more understanding of moral ethics and carries an unblemished personality.
Romeo, the antagonist of the famous Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, is a cluster of virtue and imperfection like any other characters in a tragic play. Romeo is a blend of foolishness, devotion, and surplus emotion. In Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio says, “Romeo! Humor! Madman! Passion! Lover!” (II.i.9). This seems to accurately depict Romeo’s character quite well. Romeo’s desirable characteristics portray him to be passionate but his undesirable characteristics seem to portray the exact opposite.
One of these was him going to the dance. If he had never gone to that dane then he would have never met Juliet meaning the tragedy would have never happened. Juliet's father also had a character flaw that tied into this. He let Romeo stay after Tybalt told him that there was Romeo there who is a Montague. If he had listened to Tybalt then Romeo would have not met Juliet. Another one of Romeo's character flaws was a lot later in the story. He was told that Juliet had died and he rushed to her tomb. When he got there he said to himself that she did not look dead because she was not really pale and still had a reddish tint to her cheeks. If he would have been more observant he could have known that she did not actually die and that would have prevented the death of him and Juliet. Juliet also had some character flaws. One of them was her wanting to marry Romeo. She knew that she was not suppose to marry anyone from the Montague family because of the big feud. She ended up getting married to him despite the feud among the families. This marriage was where the Friar messed up. He should not have agreed to secretly get Romeo and Juliet married, he could have just told them no. Instead he got them married
Romeo Montague is desperately heart sick over Rosaline when he suddenly sees Juliet and falls madly in love. This is an example of his tragic flaw. A tragic flaw is what causes a downfall or bad thing to happen. This is usually also considered a character trait. In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, Romeo is impulsive. This could simply be fixed by him thinking before he speaks or does. Although it is not something he does purposefully, it is what causes most of the tragedies in the play. This causes him to make poor decisions for himself and those around him like kiss Juliet, kill Tybalt, and then kill himself.
Another personality trait that Romeo demonstrates in the play is being impulsive. One of the parts where this personality trait is shown is in the Capulet’s orchard when Romeo and Juliet set the wedding date. Acting too quickly, they plan it for the next day. Juliet says, “...Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow,/ By one that I’ll procure to come to thee,/ Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite...'; (Act Two, scene two, lines 144-146). Another is when Romeo leaves Mantua because he hears of Juliet’s death. If he waited for just five minutes, he would have seen the letter that was sent to him explaining the Friar’s plans. As you can see, Romeo is quite impulsive throughout the play.
"The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection," states the British author, George Orwell. Every individual grows to understand that perfection is unachievable, therefore, human beings embody dramatic flaws. Many people tend to be unkempt or have poor manners, while others have behavioral difficulties such as quick temperament, dishonesty, or intentional rudeness. These perplexities can bring about hardships throughout an individual's life. William Shakespeare demonstrates some of these hardships in his puissant drama about The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, that portrays a protagonist, Romeo, who acquires the unfortunate flaw of rashness which later develops into the major downfall of his death.
Murder, suicide, and love in the play of Romeo and Juliet is all fueled by one person Romeo Montague, Verona’s tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character whose actions eventually lead to destruction of themselves or those around them. In the play Romeo exhibits many traits of a tragic hero considering that he has several tragic flaws that lead to his downfall, he goes through a reversal of fortune, and his actions cause the audience to feel pity for him.
Can love change your morals, beliefs and who you are as a person, or does love rather define you? Romeo Montague is the love-struck only son and heir of the Montagues, a rich and established family in Verona, Italy. He is believed to be approximately seventeen, and falls deeply in love with Juliet Capulet, the fair and obedient daughter of the Montagues sworn enemies. Romeo is ruled by his love and even takes his life to be with his beloved. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is passionate, rash and naive.
So many books end with happy endings, ending with the boy and girl together. There are major characters that affect the ending of those books. Some characters help the two lovebirds, others don't. In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet and Mercutio demonstrates traits that result in the play’s tragic outcome.