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Comparing Romeo And Paris Essay

  • Submitted by: kimheikens
  • on March 22, 2012
  • Category: Shakespeare
  • Length: 543 words

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Comparing Romeo and Paris.
2. Romeo and Paris are two important characters in the play Romeo and Juliet. Some characteristics of the two are the same, but there are also huge differences between the two. First some information about the two characters. Romeo Montague is a young, gorgeous boy, and about 16 years old. Just some days before he meets Juliet he is totally in love with Rosaline. That Romeo believes in love at first sight is clearly true. Count Paris is just a little older than Romeo, also very handsome and most important he is a kinsman of Prince Escalus, which means he has a higher status than Romeo.
3. The characteristics of Romeo are very clear seen in the play, but because Paris doesn’t appear so often in the play, we can’t conclude much characteristics of him. But still we can match some characteristics and things of the two characters. The biggest similarity is of course that they both fell in love with Juliet, and that they want to marry her very quickly. Romeo and Paris are also both self-centered and selfish: Romeo is selfish when he doesn’t think about what Juliet will be put through if she goes about marrying him with the Friar. He doesn’t realize that her father and mother could give her severe punishment for that action. Paris is being selfish when Tybalt is just killed, and Paris asks Lord Capulet again to marry his daughter. Both, Romeo and Paris don’t use violence very quick. Romeo uses violence when Tybalt killed Mercucio, Romeo’s best friend. He kills Tybalt, but afterwards he feels sorry for it. Paris uses violence in the tomb, there he fights with Romeo, and he first warns Romeo with: ‘Obey, and go with me; for thou must die.’ But when Romeo doesn’t go Paris does fight, and Romeo kills Paris.
4. Romeo and Paris have not only things in common, there are also differences between the two. Romeo changes his mind fast, that’s easily seen when Romeo is one day totally in love with Rosaline but...

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