Romeo - character

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  • Romeo
    • Wistful and solitary when the audience first hears about him
      • "adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs"
        • Montague describing his son
    • Romeo is easily swept up by his emotions
      • "I have lost myself () This is not Romeo"
    • Impulsive, unpredictable and passionate
      • "Romeo! Humours! Madman! Passion! Lover!"
      • Friar Lawrence says his feelings for Rosaline were over the top
        • "for doting not for loving, pupil mine"
        • his emotions are so changeable
    • Mercutio suggests Romeo's playful side is the real him
      • Rosaline made him glum but Juliet has made him happy again
        • "Now art thou sociable, now art thou Romeo"
    • Good person - he tried to avoid a fight but became angry
      • Tybalt killed his best friend, Mercutio
        • "fire-eyed fury be my conduct now"
      • Rude when he wants something
        • Desperation at the apothecary made clear by the way he takes advantage of poverty to get the poison
          • "famine is in thy cheeks"
    • Childish towards Friar Lawrence
      • Lashes out at him - he feels like the Friar doesn't fully understand him
        • "Thou canst not speak of that thou dost not feel"
          • Friar can't marry so he cannot give good advice


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