A Comparison Of Romeo's Round Character In Romeo And Juliet

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“Nobody can change a person but someone can be the reason for someone to change” (Anonymous) Romeo Montague is one of the main protagonists in William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet. However, once he met Juliet Capulet, she was the one he needed in order to change. Romeo is a complex round-character that proceeds to undergo many situations that change his overall character. In the beginning, he is love-depressed who later falls deeply in love with Juliet resulting him to reach an unreasonable and immature state. Romeo Montague is a very love-depressed character, especially towards the beginning of the story involving Rosaline. When Romeo continues to express his depression about Rosaline - the women he was very much in love with -…show more content…
Towards the end Romeo starts to be unreasonable and immature when he is banished from Verona. In Act III Romeo does the unbelievable and kills Tybalt. Although. Romeo has already done the punishment of killing Tybalt after killing Mercutio, the Prince only declares banishment from the village. When Romeo hears word of this from Friar Lawrence, he is in such belief and exclaims, “Ha, banishment? Be merciful, say “death”; For exile hath more terror in his looks, Much more than death. Do not say “banishment.” (3.3.12-14) In his own mind being banished means he will not be able to see Juliet. Romeo is unreasonable and immature believing that being killed is better than being banished from Verona. From Friar Lawrence's perspective Romeo is overreacting about the whole situation he is in. When Romeo speaks about killing himself, Friar Laurence questions him by asking, “By doing damned hate upon thyself?” (3.3.118) Friar Lawrence explains to Romeo that he is not acting like a man and it would be as if he is sending himself to hell by committing suicide. Yet again Romeo is being very foolish, unreasonable and
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