Romeo Character Essay

One character i will be discussing from the play Romeo and Juliet is, Romeo. I will tell you what i found enjoyable about the character and also how he helped me to understand a key idea in the play, how revenge always ends badly.

Romeo is a young character who lives in the city Verona. He is one of the main characters in the play with very distinct characteristics. He is an emotional, juvinile, brave character that makes very impolsive, rash decisions. In this essay i will be mainly focusing on his impolsiveness.

The first example of Romeos quick decision making i will be discussing is when Romeo and Juliet first met. It was obvious that Romeo fell in love at first sight with him saying "did i love till now?" and "Beauty too rich for use" i feel that these quotes really convay the fact that he just fell in love, therefore it proves the fact that Romeo makes his impolsive decisions.

The second example i will be using is Romeo and Juliets relationship as a whole. Many things about there relationship was rushed into. Within the period of five days, many things happen. For example within this period Romeo and Juliet meet, fall in love, have intercourse, get married and kill themselves for each other. This to me is another prime example of Romeos un-thought actions.

The third and final example i will be using is Romeos killing of Tybalt. In the scene that Romeo kills Tybalt, he is being sensible to begin with, with Romeo trying to break up a fight between Tybalt and Mercutio. But this ends badly with Tybalt killing Mercutio. This act triggers Romeo as we can tell by when he says "Fire-eyed fury be my conduct now" and acts with yet another on-the-spot decision with Romeo killing Tybalt.

I enjoyed reading about romeo because of his inpolsive decisions. If Romeos character was not like this, the play would be more dull without the thrill of not knowing what Romeo will do next.

The main idea in the play that Romeo helped me understand is that revenge always ends badly. This play is largly affected by the negitive consiquences of revenge. I will give two examples of this.

The first example i will be discussing is Romeos killing of Tybalt. After Romeo kills Tybalt, everything falls to pieces for Romeo and Juliet. The first main negitive consiquenece is Romeo being banished from Verona. Juliet trys to make a plan to fake a death so she can be with Romeo, but Romeo doesn't know about this and finds out that Juliet is 'suposibly' dead. This makes Romeo rush back to Verona to die next to the women he loves, but they both end dieing. The terrible consiquence of Romeos act of revenge ends up with the tragic death of two innocent teenages that could have been avoid. Romeo helps me understand idea because he could have avoided the situation if he had not acted with impolse.

The second example of the idea i will be using is the vandetta between the Capulets and the Montagues because Romeo and Juliet could have been together like any other normal couple if the fued had been sorted out. This grudge between the family had been going on for many years as we can tell by the line in the prologue "From acient grudge". The hate between the familys ultamitly resulted in the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo helped me understand the idea in this example (nothing good comes from revenge) through his rebeling against his family that he would not have to do if his family had just gotten over their grudge to Juliets family.

In this essay, I have explained why i enjoyed the character of Romeo and how he helped me understand the main idea i the play (nothing good comes from revenge) through his actions.