Romeo: Character Connection
People should learn to control their feelings.
Act 2, Scene 3
In this act, Friar Lawrence is talking to Romeo and asking how he got over Rosaline so fast. Friar Lawrence said, "Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here!" (p. 1031 lines 70-71). Romeo needs to learn to control his feelings because he went from being crazy in love with Rosaline to feeling that same way about Juliet, very quickly.
Act 3, Scene 1
Tybalt is telling Romeo that he is going to fight him. Tybalt says, "Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here shalt with him hence. This shall determine that." (p. 7 lines 91-93). Romeo needs to control his emotions, once again, because he gets angry that Tybalt killed Mercutio and fights Tybalt, ultimately killing him. Even though his intentions were never to kill anyone.
Act 5, Scene 1
Romeo is speaking to the Apothecary, he is telling him that he is going to kill himself because "Juliet died". Romeo says, "Come, cordial and not poison, go with me To Juliet's grave, for there must I use thee." (p. 4 lines 90-91). Romeo is not controlling his feelings, still, because he is just going to kill himself irrationally just because Juliet is dead. Little does Romeo know, this is all a part of Friar Lawrence's plan to marry them. Romeo does not even talk to Friar Lawrence before this decision.
Act 4, Scene 1
Paris is saying, "Immoderately she weeps for Tybalt's death,... Now do you know the reason of this haste." (p. 1072 lines 1...17). He thinks that Juliet is is upset because of Tybalt's death so he assumes that marrying her will make her happier when really she is upset because Romeo is banished. Paris isn't thinking and so he lets his feelings make his decisions instead of thinking through things.
Adv. English 1 - (6th period)
10 December 2014