Romeo And Juliet Tragic Hero Essay

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How far would you go to be with the love of your life? Would you kill someone or runaway from your loved ones? Romeo and Juliet didn’t have much of a decision, everything happened so quick. Romeo and Juliet are tragic heroes, which leads to the death of a few and the settle of their families war. They hold all qualities of tragic heroes, It may seem like they are just star-crossed lovers who die because of their families war but there’s much more to it. Throughout the story Romeo shows many flaws. He is very impulsive and doesn’t make the wisest decisions. For example killing Tybalt, he says in Act 3, scene 1 on page 125, Romeo quickly regrets his decision and says “O, I am fortune’s fool!”. He means that fate has made a fool of him. Robert B. Heilman states that “Romeo's surges of feeling are never polarized about incompatible claims that he must anguish over. Though he is pushed about by antithetical forces, he does not wrestle with them, choose one, and then chide himself for neglecting the other. Or rather, he goes through this course only once, after he has refused to strike back at Tybalt and has seen Mercutio fatally wounded, who, My very friend, hath got this mortal hurt In my behalf, my reputation stained with Tybalt's slander”. Robert B. Heilman proves my point that he is impulsive and after he regrets the decisions he has made and wishes he had chose a different one. Romeo is also responsible for his downfall. He makes a lot of mistakes and thinks he is brave but is very weak. He kills Tybalt and gets banished, not just from Verona but also from Juliet. His tragic flaw part of the reason for his downfall, resulting in his death. He is very dramatic and inlove with Juliet that he takes his life to be with her. He says in Act 5, Scene 3 on page 225, “ Here’s to my love! O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die”. He

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