In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo's character is explored throughout the novel. In the beginning of the novel, Romeo’s character is depicted as depressed and withdrawn. As the novel progresses, Romeo’s Character slowly changes into happy and in love. Ultimately, as the novel nears its end, Romeo has a new hatred for his life because he can’t have the things he wants most and becomes severely unhappy and pessimistic. In the the beginning of the novel, Romeo is seen as sad and lonely.
In the play Romeo and Juliet one of the main characters, Romeo, is a rather impulsive fellow who acts on what he sees and feels. He falls in love in the blink of an eye and just as fast he can get over it. He is always impulsive but when he finds himself in love his impulsiveness doubles. Romeo’s impulsive decisions causes his love, Juliet, to ultimately get killed. Romeo makes a lot of stupid decisions that gets Juliet killed but I only need two to get my point across.
The death of Romeo and Juliet is surrounded with a lot of controversy on who is to blame. Some speculate that Friar Lawrence or Lord Capulet is to blame. However, could it be the most unusual suspect in the entire story? Romeo’s best friend Mercutio. In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the children of two rival houses fall in love but were destined to die tragically from the beginning they met.
Mercutio constantly punts, jokes and teases the other characters, making him somewhat of a funny guy. Above that, Mercutio is reckless and dirty. These traits combined make Mercutio the play’s showstopper, literally stopping the play when he does something again. The actual head character, Romeo, almost stands in the shadow of Mercutio, regarding his immense popularity. This obviously is a disaster for a play.
Tragic Hero A tragic hero is a main character that suffers a downfall through their good fortune because of their tragic flaw. A tragic flaw is a characteristic of the character that leads to their downfall. In Romeo and Juliet Romeo is known to be a Tragic Hero. Although Romeo doesn’t know, his tragic flaw is that he is impulsive. Some examples of him being impulsive throughout the play include Romeo immediately falling in love with Juliet, him willing to die for her, and him killing himself.
Their foil is the more Romeo is sad, the more Mercutio is joyful and tries to make Romeo happier. In the beginning of the story, Mercutio tries hard to cheer Romeo up from being so heartbroken. Mercutio is invited to go to the Capulet’s party and Romeo sees that Rosaline is invited
William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” discusses how people have both a monstrous and honorable side. Shakespeare demonstrates this by using syntax and figurative language in the soliloquy, “Romeo and Juliet”. In the soliloquy, a monk by the name Friar Laurence, talks about how everybody has a guilty and innocent side. In the story, the Montague and Capulet family are fierce rivals. The rivalry shows the dark side while the love of Romeo and Juliet shows light side of both families.
William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, provides great foils for the main character, Romeo. Shakespeare includes many foils throughout his stories to make his character’s emotions, attitude, and characteristics more apparent. Romeo’s character traits, lovestruck, cowardness, and emotional are highlighted through his foils, best friend Mercutio, and enemy, Tybalt. Romeo’s foils help to make his character’s personality stronger and clear. One character trait that’s highlighted through Tybalt is Romeo’s complete awe and love for Juliet.
With Mercutio being such a skeptic, he mocks love and makes fun of his best friend Romeo when he finds out he has fallen in love with a Capulet; Mercutio states “Romeo, Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover! Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh, speak but one rhyme and I am satisfied.” When Romeo is distressed by his love for Rosaline, he states
Throughout this story Romeo has expressed himself in many different ways. He is very emotional and it doesn’t take much in order for him to change moods. The unknown characteristic that I will be analyzing of Romeo is his emotions and how he changes moods, and how they affect him in his life. The emotions he goes from very as well, sometimes he goes happy to sad and others it's sad to sadder, you just never know. I think it clouds his judgement and and causes him to miss key details that are very important.