In Romeo and Juliet, there are many complex characters that make this play more dramatic and interesting. Romeo is clearly one example of a complex character, where his romanticism blurs his sense of reality. An example of where this is seen during the play is when he falls for Juliet even though he declares that there is no one better than the woman he previously loved, Rosaline. Another example is when Romeo realizes that because of how he has lost his sense of reality, he has let his friend Mercutio die to one of their enemies: Tybalt. These two instances show how complex a character Romeo is and this shows how people in the real world can be similar to him by being complex and difficult to understand.
From the several guilty characters in Shakespeare’s tragic work, Romeo, the Friar, and Fate are most culpable. The likelihood of a successful marriage was certainly ambiguous considering Romeo’s impetuous behavior. It is evident that Romeo’s engulfment in love overtakes his ability to act in accord to logic. Let alone his passion for Juliet, this young man involves himself in a fight resulting with blood on his guilty hands. After invoking a battle with his enemy, “Tybalt, here slain, whom
thou,i,or both must go with him”. This shows Romeo was being very impulsive because he wouldn’t explain why he was there. Also when romeo was talking to Paris he was being very hostile towards him. Overall everybody can agree that romeo was being impulsive and impetuous. One of Romeo’s most interesting traits is being romantic, this can be seen when Romeo says”...
Romeo is to blame for Mercutio’s death in Act III of Romeo and Juliet. First of all, Romeo did not fight back when Tybalt insulted him. Tybalt calls Romeo a villain and other various names, but Romeo responds by saying (paraphrase), “I love you more than you believe for we are family, even if you are oblivious to this fact. I love the name Capulet as much as I love my own name”(3.1.72-75). When Romeo says this, Tybalt becomes confused and enraged.
Hamlet’s impulsiveness also characterizes him as feminine, as the tendency to act out of emotion rather than rational thought is traditionally considered feminine. Although Hamlet thinks often, he does not often apply this thought to his actions and instead, when he does act, he does so impulsively. Hamlet’s impulsiveness “which induces him to jump into Ophelia’s open grave with Laertes, which leads him to slay Polonius the instant that he see the hangings stir, and which enables him at last to take his full revenge upon the spur of the moment and without premeditation” exemplifies his femininity in that he does all of these things without thinking before and instead acts completely on his emotions (Vining 54). In jumping into Ophelia’s grave, Hamlet acts
Romeo is the descendant of Montague and Lady Montague. Romeo lives in the central of a dispute between his family and the Capulets. Throughout Act 1, Romeo declares that he is unhappy numerous times. “Oh my, time goes by slowly when you’re sad” and “I have too much sadness already…” due to Romeo loving Rosaline and not having that love in return. Romeo is certain that he can never find another person prettier than Rosaline, “If my eyes ever lie to me like that, let my tears turn into flames and burn them for being such obvious liars.”
Does the story of “Romeo and Juliet” show love is stronger, or hate is stronger? Which side do you choose? In Romeo and Juliet there 's a lot of love and hate. Romeo and Juliet fall in love with each other and eventually get married. The only flaw with this relationship is the fact that their families have a lot of enmity towards each other.
Later in the act, Romeo’s friends Mercutio and Benvolio, were looking for Romeo after he suddenly left the ball the night before. Benvolio tells Mercutio that Tybalt had sent a letter challenging Romeo to a duel, and that Romeo accepted. Mercutio believes that Romeo is in no shape to fight, and states “Alas, poor Romeo, he is already dead! Stabbed with a white wench’s black eye; shot through the ear with a love song; the very pin of his heart cleft with the blind bow-boy’s butt-shaft” ( II. iv.
Ophelia suspecting the cause of Hamlet’s madness to be his love for her is a clear example of dramatic irony as it shows her not grasping what is the real reason for him acting in that way. The conversation between Ophelia with Laertes and later on Polonius in Act 2 scene 1, leaves the audience with tension as Polonius says “This is the very ecstasy of love, / Whose violent property fordoes itself / And leads the will to desperate undertakings / As oft as any passion under heaven / That does afflict our natures.” (2.1. 102-106) The audience knows that the real reason of his madness is to distract attention from his investigation of the murder by leaving everyone concerned about his mental state.
All throughout the play Romeo claims he was in love with someone first Rosaline and then all of a sudden Juliet, if Romeo was to truly love either of these ladies he would not have been able to switch between them so quickly, who’s to say Juliet wasn’t just a rebound? Friar Lawrence said “ Young men feel with their eyes, not their hearts” and while this may not be true in all cases, it is very true in this case. As soon as Romeo layed eyes on Juliet he fell in “love” with her which is completely unrealistic. Romeo didn’t know a single thing about her, even as little as her own name. The same goes for Juliet, the two knew nothing about the other but yet felt as if they were in love and should get married.
This displays how blindly Romeo fell in love with Juliet—even knowing she was a Capulet. He only liked her for her appearance rather than truly getting to know her. “And for that offense immediately we exile him hence” (3.1.179-180). The Prince’s banishment on Romeo was because he acted emotionally and killed Tybalt. Romeo’s actions led him to the separation of him and Juliet.
If we were to remove Friar Lawrence there would be a happy ending, because Romeo would have got cheated on and then he’d move on to a different girl. The tragedies that happened in Romeo and Juliet are truly dark and depressing. Friar Lawrence is to blame for these events. He tried to change the feelings of people even though he was no professional who knew how the brain worked.
In the play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo 's decisions throughout the play make him responsible for his and Juliet 's deaths. Firstly,
Romeo 's impulsive behavior and perilous love for Juliet proved to be fatal for both of them. If he had been loyal to the Montague family, and resisted his risky love for Juliet, he would have saved both of their lives. In addition, his extreme, unbridled passion for Juliet put both of them in danger. Even though Romeo was primarily responsible for their deaths and others, Friar also contributed to the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet. By allowing Romeo’s persuasive words and undying passion for Juliet to persuade him to go along with the wedding, he put them both in a risky situation which led to their demise.
His ill-wished actions caused a severe outcome. Both male characters added spice to the piece as well as added the ignorance needed to create a memorable masterpiece. As you read “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” you actually see that there are similarities with the two characters chosen for this project. Both Romeo and Tybalt handle their emotions immaturely and don’t know when enough of something is enough which is probably why in both cases each character ended in an early