Young Characters in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
Why are the young characters of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet interesting? Every young character has a different set of characteristics which makes him/her interesting. Shakespeare portrays many important qualities of his young characters.
Shakespeare portrays the young characters as rash and impulsive. Tybalt starts a fight with benvolio in Act One, Scene One (Shakespeare 15). This shows Tybalt is impatient. Since Tybalt is impatient he acts rash and impulsive. Also, Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio crash the Capulets party in Act One, Scene Five (Shakespeare 51). They are rash for this action because they did not think before they acted. If they had been thinking they would not have crashed the party because they could have been killed. Even though tybalt was the biggest hot head he was not the only young character that was rash and impulsive.
Another important quality Shakespeare portrays is the young characters' love of merriment. Romeo and Mercutio have a contest of wits in Act Two, Scene Four (Shakespeare 93). Their contest of wits shows their love of merriment because it shows they love to joke around and have fun. Their puns prove they love to have fun because it shows they love to laugh. Also, Mercutio and Benvolio make fun of the Nurse in Act Two, Scene Four (Shakespeare 97). They make fun of her because they love to have fun. Their jokes show their love of merriment because it shows their humorous side. The young characters loved to have fun which makes them more interesting.
The next important quality Shakespeare portrays is loyalty between the young characters. Mercutio stands up for Romeo by fighting Tybalt in Act Three, Scene One...
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