How Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet Differ in Character Traits

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In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, the two main protagonists are very similar in based of personality traits, but it is also shown that they are still very different individuals and whose characteristics have a bigger impact on the play. Romeo, the son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague, whose actions have escalated the family feud between his family and the Capulets. Romeo was love struck the moment she saw Juliet, that the same day “[they] met, [they] woo’d, and made exchange of vow” (Shakespeare, Act 2 Scene 3 62). In a sudden action of haste, he asked Friar Lawrence “that thou consent to marry us today” (Act 2 Scene 3, 64); all of this because of what he has been feeling ever since he met her. Not only he is impulsive, but he is also devoted. Knowing the fact that his deliberate choice to stay in love with the Enemy’s daughter has its consequences, he stays committed and devoted to her. When he got banished, he knew his life is going to go down the drain because he believes that “there is no world without Verona walls, But purgatory, torture, hell itself” (Act 3 Scene 3, 17-18) since in his perspective, “Heaven is here//Where Juliet lives” (Act 3 Scene 3, 29-30). He knew that if he stayed in Verona, he would get killed, but to him, life without Juliet is much worse than death. Therefore, Romeo Montague is indeed, Impulsive and Devoted. On the other hand, Juliet, the only child and heir of the Capulets, begins the play as a naïve child who thought so little about love and marriage. But she then made it a priority, when she met Romeo. She was happy enough to obey her parents about marrying Paris, in where they think he is the ideal man for her, but all of that changes when Romeo became a part of her life. Unfortunately, “[her] only love sprung from [her] only hate! Too early seen unknown and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to
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