This is proven in the beginning, in act 1, scene 1, line 162 when Romeo says “Not having that which makes having short”. Romeo says this referring to Rosaline, it shows how deeply in love he was with her. Also, in the next scene he quickly falls in love with Juliet. This is proven when Romeo says “For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” in Act 1, scene 5, line 52. Romeo says this when he first sees Juliet at the Capulet party.
Braquece Smith English 9-A Ms. Robin 26 April, 2011 Tragic Heroes with Tragic Flaws In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet are tragic heroes with tragic flaws. They both share the same tragic flaw, which is immaturity, illustrating when they “fall in love” before even getting to know each other. Also, their immaturity is shown when they fail to think their situation through before getting married without their parents’ consent. Romeo’s immaturity is what caused him to kill Tybalt; Juliet’s immaturity is what caused her father to push her wedding to Paris ahead. Romeo and Juliet failed to analyze their situations, because of their lack of mind and immaturity.
Meanwhile Capulet is keen for Paris to marry his daughter Juliet and plans a party to be held later that night. Romeo and friends decide to turn up uninvited, Romeo hoping to see Rosaline, whom he still pines for... Lady Capulet discusses the idea of marriage to Paris with Juliet. Juliet keeps her options open. The Nurse wishes Juliet every possible happiness... Meanwhile Mercutio attempts to cheer a lovesick Romeo up, telling him to be rough with love if need be.
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.” Meeting Juliet makes him instantaneously forget about Rosaline and never think about her again. The second reason, is that the fighting between the Montagues and Capulets becomes exaggerated when Tybalt discovers Romeo is at the Capulet’s ball. Tybalt is furious at Romeo’s gatecrashing and requests not only that Romeo and his friends be thrown out, but also that the Capulet’s take revenge for the fact that he had the nerve to come to the party. In this act, the audience has a bad feeling about the play, as in the scene before this one, Romeo says “Shall bitterly begin this fearful date With this night’s revels, and expire the term Of a despisèd life closed in my breast By some vile forfeit of untimely death.” Which means, “this party tonight will be the start of something bad, something that will end with my own death” Act 1 Scene 5 begins with some serving men, who are excited for the feast, because after they’re finished working they can enjoy the festivities with their lady friends. Capulet is in an extremely good mood at the beginning of the scene when he is reminiscing with his cousin about how long it had be since the two of them had been to a masque.
Some people might say that you should love with your heart and not with your eyes. In Shakespeare's case you love with your eyes as also shown in the famous play "Romeo and Juliet” where both lovers fall in love with each other’s beauty. In the famous play "Romeo and Juliet" Romeo was in love with this young lady named Rosaline, he noticed that their love was impossible and he felt into depression that lead him enter into the Capulet's house which is his families enemy. He found this girl name Juliet and with only seeing each other’s beauty they fell in love. Romeo later leaves the party after knowing that Juliet is a Capulet and returns to find Juliet's balcony were Romeo releases many figurative language and imagery in the famous balcony scene to compare Juliet to a sun, and uses personification to kill an envious moon.
It is obvious from all versions of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, written of performed, that the two characters of Romeo and Mercutio share a very close relationship, even though the two friends have highly contrasting personalities. Romeo is a romantic who loves to be in love, and is quite selfish and introverted. Mercutio on the other hand, believes in lust instead of love, and is at his best in the centre of attention. Act 2 Scene 4 is the morning after the Capulet ball where Romeo met Juliet, and is centred on the two friends’ duel of wit. At the start, Mercutio is outwardly wondering where Romeo is, showing that he likes to be in control of his friends.
That instant when I’d turn’d into a hart; And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds, E’er since pursue me.” (Act 1, Scene 1 – pg. 9) In this quote, it is evident that at the beginning of this play, Orsino is very much in love with Olivia. Since it is a Shakespeare play, this love does not last throughout the rest of the play. Although, for the meantime he wants to get his feelings out to Olivia so he does so through Viola/Cesario. Because of this, they spend time together and Viola quickly falls in love with Orsino.
The soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 5 lines 42-51 is given to us by Romeo. Prior to this soliloquy, Benvolio tells Romeo to go to the party and to realise that there are better women than Rosaline as Romeo thought he was in love with Rosaline. Romeo arrives at the party at the Capulet house to see Rosaline. However, Romeo sees Juliet instead. This is the very first time that Romeo sees Juliet and they both fall in love.
Romeo was still heartbroken by Rosaline and Juliet thought she would marry no one she liked in the least bit at all. In Act 1 Scene 4 Romeo says “I have a soul of lead, so stakes me to the ground I will never move.” He says this out of sadness of not being able to marry Rosaline. This was literally a few moments before Romeo sees Juliet for the first time. It supports that Romeo was vulnerable to love as he was stricken with sadness resulting in his attraction to Juliet merely to distract himself, not out of true love. As for Juliet, she was vulnerable as well as she wanted to choose any man other than Paris to marry.
In contrast, a difference is when Juliet doesn’t threaten to kill herself with her knife in Friar‘s cell. Juliet says in Act IV, scene i, “And with this knife I’ll help it presently. (shows him a knife)” (Shakespeare IV, i 212). This part is important to notice because Juliet threatening to commit suicide shows how devoted she is to Romeo. Shakespeare intended the readers of the play to see this passage and realize that Juliet is truly in love with Romeo.