Romeo and Juliet Reflection

Topics: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio Pages: 2 (483 words) Published: April 25, 2012
Reflection on Romeo and Juliet
In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the main character, Romeo Montague changes quite drastically throughout the play. He is a very sensitive man who is really just trying to be with his love, Juliet. But the family feud between the Montagues and Capulets and other constraints are making it very hard for the two star crossed lovers just to even met each other. Romeo mainly changes on his outlook of life and how he felt while in love throughout the play. In the beginning Romeo was very depressed and felt love was bitter, he also thought that life wasn’t worth living without Rosaline. But they all change once Juliet comes into his life.

In the beginning of the play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is awfully depressed. He was in love with Rosaline but she didn’t love him back. While he was in love with Rosaline, he felt that life wasn’t worth living without her. He felt very depressed about living without her and hid in his room all the time, which we can see when Benvolio talks to Romeo and Montague after the first fight. Romeo also though that love was bittersweet, meaning that love was wonderful, because he loved someone, yet horrible because he couldn’t get Rosaline while in love with her. He had revealed this to Benvolio to comfort himself.

Around the end, or even after he first lays eyes on Juliet, all of the things that I mentioned above changed. His outlook on life and how he felt while in love changed very drastically. After he fell in love with Juliet (which was when he first laid eyes on her), he became very positive about life, wanting to every moment he could which he said when he was talking to her on the balcony, not wanting to leave. In love, when he revealed his feelings to the nurse and Friar Laurence, he thought love was wonderful. He told Friar Laurence that there was no love like his for Juliet. His mood changed from being depressed and vulnerable, to confident and exceedingly happy. This could have been...
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