William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

1587 Words Aug 8th, 2016 7 Pages
The characters in Romeo and Juliet grow and change throughout the story, some are forced to mature very quickly and others must decide which side they stand with in important matters. At the end of a story, the characters usually develop and are different than the beginning, this is what causing the story to be interesting while also moving it forward. If characters were to stay the same, they would appear two dimensional and uninteresting to readers. When they are put into a crossroad and not sure what way to go, the audience can relate to them, if characters always immediately knew which path to take the story would be unrealistic. When characters are not sure of themselves, audiences can better understand them and bring them to life. Some of the characters who face the most difficulties and changes are Romeo, Juliet, Lord Capulet, Mercutio and Friar Lawrence. Romeo and Juliet must decide how they are going to keep their relationship a secret due to their family 's feud while Lord Capulet has to decide what is best between forcing Juliet to marry Paris although she is too young and letting Juliet grow up a little more before their marriage. To decrease tension when Montague and Capulet start fighting in the streets, Mercutio tries to calm things down using humor which end with his death while Friar Lawrence must decide to help Romeo and Juliet in hope it will stop the feud or leave it to themselves so he does not end up getting mixed in with the families’ quarrel. Each…
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