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...