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Maturity Essay

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Maturity "For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo" " Romeo and Juliet," is a play written by William Shakespeare, and is known for the extensive use of intricate Elizabethan language, and imagery. The story is about a pair of "star-crossed lovers" who fall in love but unfortunately the everlasting feud between their families cost them their lives. One of the main characters, Romeo, a young adventurous is portrayed as a dynamic character that changes significantly through the course of the play from an immature boy to a mature man.In the beginning of the play Romeo is illustrated as a young, fragile, lovesick boy, who does not know true love. During the start of ...view middle of the document...

Romeo still goes to the party but for another reason; to meet Rosaline. The moment Romeo takes a glance at Juliet, he says, "O she doth teach the torches to burn bright," (Pg. 46 Line 43). The meeting of Romeo and Juliet is a very important aspect of the play, and Shakespeare shows that by making their first conversation an Elizabethan sonnet. In a moment, he changes his love from Rosaline, whom he has been lovesick over, to Juliet who he has not even spoken to. The love for Juliet is more of a true love, as Shakespeare illustrates through the use of light imagery pervading Romeo's initial response to Juliet.As Romeo approaches maturity, his passionate side still remains a dominant force. After the party Romeo and Juliet meet once again under her balcony, where they speak to each other. Although Romeo has started to mature his passion is still in control for while he is in the garden of Juliet, and even though he knows that he will be killed if he is found, he merely says, "I have night's cloak to hide me from their eyes, " (Pg. 64 Line 117). This quote conveys that he is too much in love to care about his own well being which is a sign of immaturity. Because Romeo is so deeply in love with Juliet before leaving the balcony he jumps to a conclusion and says, " Th' exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine," (Pg. 67 Line 169) asking Juliet for her hand in marriage. Romeo later confronts Friar Lawrence about this happening, and when the Friar asked Romeo whether he is still in love with Rosaline, he says, "I have forgot that name, and that name's woe," thus illustrating his immaturity. Preceding this Romeo encounters some of the Capulet boys. Tybalt a Capulet boy starts to insult Romeo and his friends, but Romeo's reaction was to simply say, " but love thee better than thou can'st devise." Romeo is telling Tybalt that he loves him for reasons beyond Tybalt, which depicts his maturity building, for instead of fighting back; Romeo gives in due to his love for Juliet. Shakespeare shows that Romeo continues to mature when Tybalt, starts a fight with Romeo's best friend Mercutio, and Romeo comes in between this fight to try stop it but while Romeo is telling them to stop, Tybalt thrusts his knife into Mercutio. This depicts Romeo's maturity and immaturity, because for Romeo to stop this fight was a mature action, but to act without thinking the action through is an immature doing, and it is what gets Mercutio killed. Before his death Mercutio says, "...

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