Romeo: Character Connection
People should not have fighting and pain be a result of love
Act 2, Scene 2
In the poem, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is in love with Juliet and would sacrafice any torture he would recieve. One night he told Juliet, "And but thou love me, let them find me here.... Than death prologued, wanting of thy love"(1025). Romeo and Juliet are not allowed to be together because Romeo is a Montegue and Juliet is a Capulet. But Romeo does not care. Even if Romeo does get caught with Juliet, no punishment would be more painful than not being with Juliet at all because he loves her. Romeo's risk taking should not have to suffer any consequences for being in love with Juliet.
Act 3, Scene 1
Romeo and Mercutio have been best friends since they have grown up together. But, a man named Tybalt, came and accidentally killed Mercutio, during a little show off sword fight, which made Romeo very frustrated and challenge Tybalt to a sword fight. "That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio's soul.... Either thou or I, or both, must go with him"(1048). In the end, Romeo killed Tybalt as revenge because he was in pain as a result of his friends death.
Act 5, Scene 3
Towards the end of the poem, Romeo had to deal with a lot of pain as a result of Juliet's "death". Romeo came to visit her in the Capulet Tomb and spoke to her, "Here's to my love! O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die"(1096). Romeo would rather die with Juliet than live a day without her, so he decided to kill himself.
Theme: Act 1, Scene 1
In the beginning of the poem, Romeo had just been a part of a major heartbreak. He thought he would never love anybody ever again. He was in such a depression he didn't even want to participate in activities. Romeo told his friend Benvolio, "'What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?... In love?' 'Out-' 'Of love?' 'Out of her favor where I am in love'"(998-999). This break up is what started all the pain of Romeo and his character. Romeo loved Rosaline but their breakup destroyed him. I think this quote best describes the theme because it shows that as a result of Romeo's and Rosaline's love ending so miserably, that as a result, Romeo had to deal with a great amount of pain.