Romeo Montague is the only son of Lord Montague and his wife. He serves as the male protagonist and has a consistent presence throughout the play “Romeo and Juliet”. Romeo is driven by his fatal flaw and can be identified by his impulsiveness and obsession with love. The two traits bond together to prevent him from changing as a character. These two qualities in Romeo’s character remain consistent throughout the course of the play and leads him to the play’s end, where his decision effect the entire story.
In Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and …show more content…
Driven by these traits, he acts upon his emotions not logic. At the start of the play he pursues Juliet even though she is the daughter of his family’s enemy; putting his feelings before sense. This impulsiveness is in the middle of the play once he kills Tybalt acting upon his emotions in a passion of hate. ‘Alive in triumph—and Mercutio slain!, Away to heaven, respective lenity, and fire-eyed fury be my conduct now. Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again, that late thou gavest me’ .Reason would have told Romeo that Tybalt would have been slayed in the justice of the law. This impulsiveness then puts him at the end of the play; he banished and Juliet faking death. Once Balthasar reveals Juliet’s death, Romeo immediately thinks upon his emotions once again and is determined to kill himself so that he and Juliet could be together. ‘Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight’ – (Romeo. . Throughout the course of the play his impulsiveness still remains the same and this in turn prevents him from developing as a character. His obsession with love also prevent him from changing. His love for Mercutio that made him fight Tybalt, his love for Juliet that made him want to kill himself. Together the two traits, impulsiveness and obsession with love, tie in together to prevent Romeo from changing as a character and maturing as a