Romeo is too sensitive and reacts too quickly to the events in the play. Do you agree? Explain and prove your response with evidence.
Romeo is too sensitive in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", which .
leads him to react to quickly to the events in the play. Romeo epitomises the .
over sensitive and brooding hero with his instantaneous responses towards .
the events in his life. The consequences of his immature emotions and .
irrational behaviour cause pain and death, not only to himself but also to the .
characters effected by his emotional responses to the events in the play.
We first experience Romeo's sensitivity through his infatuation with .
Roseline. "When the devout religion of mine eye maintains such a falsehood, .
then turn tears to fires; and these who, often drowned, crowd never die, .
transparent heretics, be burnt for liars. One fairer than my love! The all-.
seeing sun ne"er saw her match since first the world begun." This shows his .
supposed undying love for Roseline, which gives us an insight to his .
sensitivity that feeds his irrationality as the play develops. The reference to .
heretics being burnt at the stake for denying Roseline's beauty is a strong .
statement because of the devoutly religious times, which demonstrates his .
over sensitivity. .
Romeo reacts too quickly to the events in the play and this is proven .
when he marries Juliet. Romeo meets Juliet the night of the Lord Capulet's .
Party. Romeo is enthralled by Juliet's beauty and speaks of nothing else. .
This occurs the day after his love is scorned for Roseline. "It is the east and .
Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair skin and kill the envious moon," "Two of the fairest .
stars in all the heaven, having some business, do entreat her eyes The .
brightness of her cheek would shame those stars." Romeo heart is an open.
book as he exudes his feelings for Juliet. Like many love struck teenagers.
his feelings alter instantaneously. Unlike many teenagers though, he reacts too .