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Shakespeare present the character of Romeo in different way throughout the acts in the story, as we see before act 3 scene 1 he was flirtatious around Juliet, stubborn to go in the Capulet’s back garden to see Juliet while he knew his life would be at risk and a bit scared as he didn’t want any fights happening between the Capulet’s and Montague’s, even though Mercutio was provoked by Tybalt but Romeo stayed calm. http://www.bookrags.com/essay-2005/5/15/203253/147 Shakespeare changes the audiences view on Romeo from scared boy to manly, as mercutio was killed by tybalt under Romeos hand. Romeo couldn’t do anything to tybalt as he was related to Romeo by marrying Juliet. After Mercutio was dead, Romeo vowed he would take revenge on tybalt for mercutio death. Shows the reader that he’s more serious filled with anger to do anything that comes to do wrong to his close ones. This also lets the reader know Romeo is also a strong guy willing to do good deeds for his close ones.

Romeo, a sixteen year old boy and who belongs to a Rich and respected family of Verona, The Montague. Romeos character was seen in various types of jesters and mood with mixed feeling about love for example he is stubborn, romantic, flirtatious, serious, fear, and someone who wants peace between the two reveals. When Romeo was introduced while he was sad and lonely, who cries all the time and tried to stay away from the friends and family. His loneliness was shown by Shakespeare as he uses to sit alone and write his own poetry with his emotions added also because of a girl called Rosaline, his first love and also it being its infatuation. He says he hasn’t seen a beautiful girl then Rosaline and being in madly in love with her made him gatecrash the Capulet’s party thinking that Rosaline his first love would be there.…...

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