Romeo's True Colors

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In the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the character of Romeo has a large role in the turn of events. Romeo is an emotional young man who often lets lust, hormones, and quick feelings control his life. Romeo makes horrible decisions that cost him his life. All of which was because he could not control his feelings over a young and naive girl. In scene one of act one, Romeo rants about how depressed he is over his love for a woman. “In sadness, cousin, I do love a woman” Romeo confesses to Benvolio (I.i.218). The woman that Romeo is in love with does not return the feelings for him. “She will not stay the siege of loving terms, nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes, nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold” Romeo sadly describes to his cousin (I.i.226-228). This love that is not returned sends Romeo into a state of depression. Romeo prefers to sit alone in the dark all day, when he could be socializing. “I- measuring his affections by my own, which then most sought where most might not be found” Benvolio describes to Lady Montague about Romeo running into the forest as he approached (I.i.134-136). Thus, proving that Romeo cannot confront the pain of rejection. In scene five of act one, Romeo sees Juliet for the first time. It is at a Capulet masquerade, which suggests that Juliet’s face was covered. “Did my heart love till now? Forswear is, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” Romeo declares when he first sees the young maiden (I.v.58-58). Rosaline, Romeo’s love, was also an attendee at this party. Romeo decides that his love for her is no more, and that he is madly in love with Juliet in an instant. Granted, he has never spoken to Juliet, and most likely cannot see her face. He is caught up in lust for the girl, and thinks he is in love because of his sexual desires. In scene one of act two, Romeo…...

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