Romeo And Juliet Hero Essay

649 Words3 Pages

Two households, both alike in dignity, in a story with an unclear villain where a misled child is blamed. Is the villain the burdened and upset teenager, or is it the supposed hero that everyone adores? Every character within the play has some sort of flaw, but the so-called “hero”, Romeo, tops the charts. In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo is referred to as a villain by Tybalt, and he was correct. Some of the other characters can be seen as a villain as well, such as Friar Lawrence who attempted to solve the feud between the two households, and in a way he did. He enacted a plan to manipulate the emotions of teenagers, encouraging them to act on impulse and get married. “In one respect I'll thy assistant be, / For this alliance may so happy prove / To turn your households' rancor to pure love” (2.3.90-93) Friar Lawrence planned this out in a desperate plot to mend the rift between the families. Juliet’s parents, the Capulets, were awful parents throughout the play. Lord Capulet had an extremely short temper and threw tantrums when he didn’t have full control of a situation. “Talk not to …show more content…

Romeo was an impulsive, irrational, and destructive person with little regard for the people around him. Romeo refused to take Tybalt’s anger seriously, and Tybalt slew Mercutio. “they fight. TYBALT falls” (3.1.28-29) Romeo killed Tybalt in an act of blind rage, getting himself banished from Verona. Romeo’s banishment, which he caused by being irrational, resulted in his mother’s grief killing her. In act 5, Romeo killed Paris before heading into the tomb where Juliet was feigning dead. Romeo says “Here's to my love! (drinks the poison) 0 true apothecary, / Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die,” (5.3.119-120) before ending his life in front of the still living Juliet. She awoke to see what had become of her love and ended her life as

Open Document