Romeo In Act 1 Essay

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What is Romeo’s emotional state through act one? Through act one Romeo’s emotional state was demonstrated as sad, depressed and sorrowful, along with love, and happiness. He was very depressed and sorrowful, due to Rosaline’s rejection. We also, see Romeo’s mood revealed as a state of agony, when he describes love as the opposite of what it should actually be. Love should be a joyful, and beautiful emotion, but Romeo sees it as a very painful and sad emotion. We can see this when he says to Benvolio :

O brawling love! O loving hate!
Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this (1.1.174-181)

When Romeo mentions, “O brawling love! O loving hate!”, it portrays that love is a hateful and rough emotion, when it should be a nice, peaceful, and sweet feeling. Also, when he says, “Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms”, that can refer to a woman's beauty and the chaotic and painful feeling that comes with loving a woman that does not love you back. In the last line, Romeo expresses that, because his love for Rosaline is not mutual, the love he is feeling is very painful, rough and confusing. Therefore, Romeo expresses his feelings of love as a feeling of torment, because of Rosaline’s rejection. In other words, Romeo is emotionally heartbroken,
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when Romeo sees Juliet for the first time he is struck by her beauty, and he immediately falls in love. Romeo then start flirting with Juliet, he touches Juliet's hand, and he starts talking about how pretty she is. Romeo also mentions, that he has to kiss her in order to forgive his sins. He also, referrers to Juliet’s hand as a “holy shrine”, only after just meeting her, seeming to not be “heartbroken” from Rosaline anymore.This shows how easy it was for Romeo to change his opinion. He went from sad to in love in a matter of minutes, and now he demonstrates an emotional state of joy, love, and
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