The Development of Romeos Character

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The Development of Romeos Character "Oh I am fortunes fool" Romeo and Juliet was written in the 1950's. At this time courtly love and the sonnet form of poem was very popular. Young men would hide their feelings and go away to hide and cry. Romeo's character in the beginning of the play is very much like this because he thinks he is in love with Rosaline who never even appears in the play. Romeo's farther, Lord Montague discusses his worries for his son with his nephew Benvolio. He describes how Romeo wants to be alone and is often crying "Many a morning hath he there been seen, With tears augmenting the fresh mornings dew, Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs," Benvolio says he has seen his cousin in the woods the woods early in the morning but as Benvolio walked towards him Romeo ran into the woods. "So early did I see your son; Towards him I made, but he was ware of me, And stole into the covert of the wood;" Benvolio catches up with Romeo and talks to him about why he feels so down he finds out that Romeo is in 'love' with Rosaline but she is not interested in him Benvolio trys to cheer Romeo up but fails. " ….. What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?" "Not having that, which, having makes them short." "In love?" "Out-" "Of love?" "Out of her favour where I am in love. Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof" Further on Romeo and Benvolio run into a servant of Capulet who cannot read and Romeo offers to read a guest list for him this is when they find out that Capulet is having a party Benvolio trys to get Romeo to come to the party to cheer him up ... ... middle of paper ... ...ze that he has no Control his life and he is following a path already set out for him. Conclusion The play is a tragedy, the prologue refers Death, and the death is just as important "A pair of star crossed lovers take their life; This shows that they kill them selves. The Development of Romeos Character is mainly shown by Shakespeare by Romeos language in the beginning the play He uses strange language like oxi morons "Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate O any thing of nothing first create! O heavy lightness, serious vanity, Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms" Later in the play when meeting Juliet he uses language of religious imagery and Spares a sonnet with Juliet this is a more mature Romeo Around the time of the wedding Romeo uses a lot of detail in his language.
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