All About Romeo In "Romeo And Juliet" By William Shakespeare Personality, Behaviour, Story Line

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Romeo, one of the main characters of the tragedy “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, is the son of less than twenty-year-old of The Montagues. He is portrayed as a clever and sensible young man whose life is bound to be lived in the middle of a grudge between The Capulets and his family.However, it is clearly outlined that his full attention is granted to love, the feeling which grows gradually deep inside his heart and to which he finally forfeits his life.“In sadness, cousin, I do love a woman” .Concerning his personal appearance, there are no details given besides the piece of information in Friar’s monologue from: “Thy noble shape is but a form of wax,”At the beginning of the play, Romeo is trapped in an unshared love with the woman of his dreams, Rosalind. He is presented as a depressed lost soul wandering without a plan for a brighter future“ Tut, I have lost myself; I am not here;This is not Romeo, he’s some other where” .Rosalind is his obsession, although the lines in which she is described reveal a strong picture of superficiality, thus, in the company of Benvolio, Romeo only refers to her physical beauty and attraction.“'Tis the way/To call hers exquisite, in question more”Instead of elucidating his love, he banes the sorrow that it brings due to the fact that it is unrequited and perceives himself as prejudiced to his situation.“This love that thou hast shownDoth add more grief to too much of mine own.Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.What is it else? A madness most discreet,A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”Throughout the play, the relationship between Romeo and Rosalind is passive as he never speaks to her nor tries to make a conquest and struggles between veneration and despair. Despite Beonvolio’s perseverance, the teenager is inflexible and refuses to take into consideration the existence of other women. Like David Bevington said,“he is thus like the stereo-typical young male of much Reinassance love poetry: self-pitying and self absorbed, sleepless with anxiety, ready at all hours to wallow in grief as he converses with his long-suffering friends” .He describes his love in a sequence of contradictions: “cold fire”, “heavy lightness”, “sick health”, “bright smoke”. However, the association “brawling love” with “loving hate” is the most surprising of all; it demonstrates Romeo’s perplexed emotional state. His love for Rosalind remains indisputable until the moment he sees Juliet at the Capulets’ party when she then becomes the core of his world.“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”Contrary to the tameness shown before, he is now impulsive and passionate, beginning hastily a quest in which his...

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