Romeo Montague is the son of Lord and Lady Montague. His heart is broken at the start because his love for Rosaline is being rejected. Romeo mentions: "Out of her favour where I am in love."
Meaning that he really loves Rosaline and he greives because of that but Rosaline dosen't return his love. Romeo is in deep sadness and is always depressed, staying in his room in the day time, "Shuts up his windows, locks far daylight out, And makes himself and artificial night." Even his best friend Benvolio tries to comfort him but all Romeo does is hide from his friend in the darkness of his room. You can almost beleive that Romeo's sadness is fake because it seems like he is over-reacting to this. It dosen't seem that he loves Rosaline that much because if he did he would fight to receive her love but all he does is greives about his misfortunes. It is as if fate decided to bring Juliet into Romeo's life and when he sees her at the masked ball he can't help but stare at her beauty, "O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!"
He momentaly falls in love with Juliet and forgets completely about Rosaline, "I have forgot that name and that name's woe"
His sadness is surpassed by love and happiness as he falls for Juliet. His grief dies down because Juliet loves him back. He starts to communicate with people more and stops feeling pity for himself. The love that he expiriences is pure and real and nothing stops him from going to see his beloved even tought their households have an ancient grudge against each other. We can see that Juliet brings colour into Romeo's life. She makes him mature and gets him to understand the meaning of love and shows him that there is no sadness and no grief in true love. She opens his eyes from him and brings back the old, restless and fun Romeo he used to be before he fell for Rosaline. The audience sees Romeo's maturity when he tries to break up the fight between Mercutio and Tybalt. He dosent't want to fight Tybalt because...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document