Willam Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Essay

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Willam Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare, it is among his many other tragedies such as, "Macbeth" and "Hamlet.". "Romeo and Juliet" is one of the most tragic Shakespeare's plays. In the prologue, Romeo and Juliet are referred to as star-crossed lovers who are destined for death.

In Shakespeare's other tragedies, such as "Macbeth and "Hamlet", although these characters are destined to die, the kind of tragedy is different, Romeo and Juliet is a domestic tragedy, although the other characters influence the outcome of the final tragedy, only a small group of people are affected. However, in "Macbeth" and "Hamlet", the tragedy is political; the
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In this scene, we learn how Romeo is as a person, and because of how he acts we don't really like him much due to his whining and self-pitying attitude. Despite his childish attitude, he has other qualities that make him a tragic hero. He is from a rich family who are well respected by others in society.

Romeo like most other characters, has a flaw, and because he is a tragic hero, this flaw will inevitably bring him to his death, but Romeo has more than one flaw, he is immature, naive and too hasty, he also has a bit of a bad temper. He rushed into marriage with Juliet without thinking about the consequences. This inexorably led to his and Juliet's death along with friends and family.

Romeo is well thought of and loved by all who know him, even his enemy Capulet speaks highly of him to Tybalt.

"Verona brags of him as a virtuous and well-governed youth."

Through the other characters' relationships with Romeo, we begin to think of him more as the hero of the story.

Benvolio persuades Romeo to gatecrash the Capulet party which is where he meets Juliet. At this point, Romeo has entirely forgotten about Rosaline, and even though he found out that Juliet is a Capulet he still loves her which reveals that this time he truly is in love. Juliet also feels the same way about Romeo even though she is only fourteen

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