How does Shakespeare present Romeo’s changing attitude towards love in Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet?
Romeo’s attitude to love at the beginning of the play is extremely immature and he is sad and melancholy about his love for Rosaline. His friends Mercutio and Benvolio advise him to look at other girls but Romeo is convinced; he is infatuated with Rosaline. In Act 1 Romeo experiences different types of love, he changes from being a courtly lover to experiencing true spiritual love. Towards the end of Act 1 his attitude changes from being immature and melodramatic and becomes more real and sincere. In the prologue Romeo and Juliet are described as being ‘a pair of star-crossed lovers’; meaning that fate guided them to each other and they didn’t have any choice n who they fell in love with. Their love is far more real and much stronger than Romeo’s lust for Rosaline at the beginning of the play.
Posted Mon 29th October, 2012 @ 13:02 by ex-Melissa
This is a good intro. Easily an A grade introduction!
Answered Wed 21st November, 2012 @ 09:16 by Joshh.