Strengths And Weaknesses Of Romeo And Juliet

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Montague's son Romeo in the book Romeo and juliet written by Shakespeare in the 1500’s, supports the audience with many of his strengths and weaknesses. In this story, two well known families from Verona, Montagues and Capulets, are in a feud against each other; however, the son of the Montague family, Romeo, and the daughter of the Capulet family, Juliet fall in love at first site at a Capulet party. Even though Romeo is a Montague, his personality and his calm behavior persuades Capulet to let him stay at the party. After he meets Juliet, Romeo asks the friar to marry them both; even though, the friar is worried about Romeo because of his instantly changed and unthought decisions he lets them marry each other secretly. Romeo’s commendable behavior proves as a strength and his uncontrollable emotions prove as his weakness. First, Romeo’s kind and calm personality acts as an advantage for many of the possible problems he could have had such as Capulet hatred towards him and his increase in violence. After Romeo was depressed because he liked Rosaline and she didn’t like him back, his cousin Benvolio helped Romeo sneak into a Capulet party so he could get over Rosaline and pick another woman that he might like. As Romeo was describing how Juliet looked to his cousin, Tybalt, Capulet’s nephew, figured out that Romeo was at the party by his voice. He then told Capulet and asked him if he could kill him, but surprisingly Capulet lets him stay at the party and calls Romeo
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