Romeo And Juliet Character Flaws

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The story of ‘Romeo and Juliet' is indeed a tragedy assured from the elements such as Character Flaws, Fate and Great Sorrow. The important element that makes a Shakespearean play is Character Flaw's since it directly affects the character's actions and abilities. The role of Fate is a crucial part of this tragedy play since it links with everyone within the story. Great Sorrow in this play are portrayed in a variety of ways, but specifically death. In fact, throughout the play, these three elements if you think about it are in every single Shakespearean tragedy.
Throughout the plays of Shakespeare, there are always character flaws within the main protagonist specifically in this play Romeo. In the beginning of the play we are introduced to Romeo as a love-struck boy but this is one of his flaws "Alas that love, whose view is muffled still, Should, without eyes, see pathways to his will (1.1.165-166)" this shows that Romeo is in love with ‘Rosaline' but as it is Romeo is in love with attraction, not real love because they are two separate forms. Furthermore proving this is the party of the Capulet's "Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night(1.5.51-52)” From this quote, this is showing that Romeo is Superficial because with this we can see how he is questioning love with Rosaline
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Throughout the play, Romeo's character flaw affects his actions and abilities by making rash decisions and being naïve. As during the Elizabethan Era, there was a huge amount of belief in Astrology/Fate and this is what links in the play with the death of Romeo and Juliet. Finally, Great Sorrow is the last element that makes a tragedy story, with the death of most of the leads which in turn sets a chain reaction throughout the story ultimately leading to the death of Romeo and
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