Mercutio warns Romeo to be skeptical of love and not to rush ahead, but Romeo is all rush and no thought. At this time courtly love and the sonnet form of poem was very popular. Mercutio thinks Tybalt is a fool and ridicules him when he arrives to duel Romeo. Juliet is unsure if Romeo actually loves her:? He also falls into such sadness after thinking that Juliet was dead, that he kills himself. Often prudent, he commands respect and propriety, but he is liable to fly into a rage when either is lacking. Romeo is also filled with compassion because he knows that Paris has died without understanding the true love that he and Juliet shared. The play's emphasis on characters' eyes and the act of looking accords with Romeo's role as a blind lover who doesn't believe that there could be another lady more fair than his Rosaline.
Romeo is a very temperamental person; his character develops considerably throughout the play in various ways. The reader sees Romeo in love twice in the time span of only a few days; first with Rosaline, then immediately after with Juliet, upon his seeing her. Juliet Juliet Capulet is a thirteen-year-old girl who falls in love with Romeo Montague. Lesson Summary Most of the characters in Romeo and Juliet have a foil. Friar Laurence's letter to Romeo explaining that Juliet was not really dead never made it to Romeo. The extremely violent feud between these families has been ongoing for generations, extending out… 1438 Words 6 Pages Romeo and Juliet character analysis Juliet is the daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet.
His words seem mature which belies his actions, which is often irresponsible and immature. This however, is quite a childish in her ways of being obedient and she has an immature idea of love. Rosaline is aloof, quiet, and has sworn off marriage and pleasures of the flesh. She then realizes that she is in love with an enemy of her family. We never learn the cause of it, only that it continues to this day. Romeo fights and kills Paris at the Capulet tomb when Paris thinks that Romeo has come to desecrate the bodes of Tybalt and Juliet.
Romeo then compounds the problem by placing his own feelings of anger over any concerns for Juliet by killing Tybalt. Although both Salernitano and da Porto claimed that their stories had historical basis, there is little evidence that this is the case. There he meets Juliet falling instantly in love. A teenaged person, to be more specific. As the play progresses, Romeo's increasing maturity as a lover is marked by the change in his language.
Mercutio does not think that Romeo should get involved with Juliet, that it will only cause a monster headache and that it will never work out. Character Analysis 'Loyal,' 'devoted,' 'funny' and 'witty' are just a few of the words that describe Romeo's best friend, Mercutio, in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The Friar agrees to marry the couple in secret in the hope that marriage will restore peace between their families. Romeo, however, loses these personality traits towards the end of the play, and becomes more mature after falling deeply in love with Juliet… 1427 Words 6 Pages Shakespeare has no doubt created some of the most dynamic and interesting characters in written history, and in Romeo and Juliet there were several memorable ones. Romeo was a romantic, while Mercutio did not believe in the idea of true love.
His over-the-top infatuation with Rosaline at the beginning of the play, immediately followed by, um, completely forgetting about Rosaline, can make Romeo seem shallow and foolish. He is intelligent, quick-witted, fond of verbal jousting particularly about sex , loyal, and unafraid of danger. But, does Romeo's seemingly more authentic love for Juliet mean that Romeo evolves and matures as a character over the course of the play? At the beginning of the play he is madly in love with a woman named Rosaline, but the instant he lays eyes on Juliet, he falls in love with her and forgets Rosaline. Most people like Romeo, except the Capulets. Romeo: literature's greatest lover… or literature's greatest player? If that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, by one that I'll procure to come to thee, where and what time thou wilt perform the rite, and all my fortunes at thy foot I'll lay and follow thee my lord throughout the world. Romeo's immaturity is again manifest later when he learns of his banishment.
Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed. Every foil can serve as a sort of mirror image of another character, offering the reader a different perspective on a scene or further insight into a character's motivations. From which Shakespeare evidently drew the subject of his drama. The first flaw in his character is his idea of love. But Romeo doesn't listen and instead mocks his friend: 'A gentleman that loves to hear himself talk and will speak more in a minute than he will stand to in a month. Tybalt calls him a villian because he dis-likes Romeo and wants to kill him because he came un-invited to the Capulets party.
One of these characters is Friar Lawrence, a Franciscan monk who is an expert in plants and medicines. People say many good and bad things about Romeo. Mercutio was first introduced to us in Act I, Scene 4; when Romeo, Benvolio and the gang are on the way to the Capulets' feast. Tybalt is quick to anger and react to insult against his pride, while Benvolio lives up to his name and pacifies, soothes, and seeks a middle ground. It was his loyalty that killed him in the end. Maginn are available for download on Google books.
Paris is nobility and exemplifies the traits the Capulets find desirable in a husband for their daughter and an ally for their family. While Lady Capulet is often cold and uncaring when it comes to her daughter, Nurse is there to comfort Juliet. Friar Laurence A older man and a friend to Romeo. Young men would hide their feelings and go away to hide and cry. He officiates the wedding of Romeo and Juliet, hoping to gain political peace through the union. After Tybalt's death, however, Nurse becomes less sympathetic and later when Capulet orders Juliet to marry Paris, she defends Juliet at first but later pragmatically suggests that Paris would not be so bad after all.
Her parents, on the other hand, are keen to marry her to a rich and well-connected husband and have chosen Count Paris, who has expressed his interest in Juliet, as their daughter's future husband. From this scene the reader realises that Romeo is a dreamer who gets over-excited while Juliet is more practical and level-headed. The fated destinies of Romeo and Juliet are foreshadowed throughout the play. Even when his love has been rejected, Romeo still feels heavy with the burden of love. He follows up this act of murder, by the way, with a bout of hysterics on the floor of Friar Laurence's cell room. William Shakespeare wrote this play at the end of 16th century. When Romeo and his friends attend the Capulet feast Romeo notices a young beautiful girl named Juliet, in which he falls in love with and describes her as a jewel, and that her beauty is like a bright star.