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Vanity In Romeo And Juliet

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Is this story mere bad luck or can the characteristics of a young man influence this tale of misfortune? In the play, Romeo and Juliet, authored by William Shakespeare, Romeo is analyzed through his elaborate qualities and traits. While his attributes make the Montague heir, his actions direct and critically influence the story. What are Romeo’s character traits, and how do they impact the story? Although Romeo’s exhibits an abundance of characteristics, being beauty oriented, impulsive, and romantic are the traits that direct the story to its demise. Unfortunate events lead our protagonist to tragedy, or perhaps his reckless behavior is key to the disastrous end. Romeo’s attraction to the opposite sex is driven by physical appearance. Although Romeo doesn’t notice himself, other realize his vanity. As Romeo commits to marry Juliet, the Friar says, “Young men’s love then lies/ not truly in their hearts but in their eyes” (2.3.67-8). Romeo’s choice to marry is not out of love from their hearts but rather from the eyes. Obviously Romeo is shallow and loves based on appearance. He falls head over heels for Juliet instantly without acknowledging her personality. His obsession with beauty will cause him to make irrational decisions, which, in turn, complicate the lives of our young lovers. While Romeo is vain, he however is also impulsive. His…show more content…
The beauty oriented side of Romeo, represents how Romeo is shallow and shall marry based off of appearance. As Romeo represents how he is quite often impulsive in the story, one of the main impulsive decisions, is by marrying Juliet after first glance. Romeo is romantic. He shows being romantic, by saying that he can not live without Juliet. However, Romeo’s traits lead to the complication of our young lovers, Romeo and Juliet. In conclusion, if it wasn’t for Romeo, this story might of had an happy
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