Character Changes In Romeo And Juliet

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Have you ever been influenced to do something or think something that effects your personality? In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo is a very dramatic and depressed character while Juliet is obedient and rational. As these two characters begin to meet and understand each other, one character has a greater influence upon the other. Romeo and Juliet both have very opposing characteristics that make them very interesting characters. Romeo has had more of an influence on Juliet because she changes her ideas and actions based on Romeo’s actions and ideas. Romeo, one of the main characters of Romeo and Juliet, is depressed, dramatic and clever. Romeo is in a state of depression. His parents are concerned about him and…show more content…
Juliet has become more impulsive in making decisions. While talking to Romeo about marriage, Juliet says, “If that thy bent of love be honourable, thy purpose marriage, send me word to-morrow, by one that I’ll procure to come to thee, where and what time thou wilt perform the rite; and all my fortunes at thy foot I’ll lay and follow thee my lord throughout the world.” (II. ii. 149-154) Romeo and Juliet converse about their love for each other. Juliet then hears the nurse coming so she makes an agreement to marry Romeo secretly. This quick agreement shows how Juliet changed from being rational to impulsive. Romeo influenced Juliet to be impulsive because he kept asking about love and marriage. Romeo influenced Juliet to be more open minded about love. While Romeo and Juliet are confessing their love for each other, Juliet states, “In truth, fair Montague, I am too fond, and therefore thou mayst think my haviour light; but trust me, gentleman, I’ll prove more true than those that have more cunning to be strange. I should have been more strange, I must confess, But that thou overheard’st, ere I was ware, my true love’s passion. Therefore pardon me, and not impute this yielding to light love, which the dark night hath so discovered.” (II. ii. 102-110) Juliet confesses to Romeo that she loves him and that her love is serious even though she loved Romeo so easily. This quote shows that Juliet has become open minded of falling in love. Before meeting Romeo, Juliet did not think about love and marriage as much as she does now. Romeo has influenced her to be open minded about love of marriage. As Romeo and Juliet are about to part ways for the night, Juliet says, “I will not fail. ‘Tis twenty years till then.” (II. ii. 182) Romeo and Juliet are discussing when they will meet again. Romeo says they will meet at nine o’clock the next day. Juliet responds in a
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