How does Shakespeare present Romeo as a lover before and after he meets Juliet?
The character of Romeo changes drastically throughout the play “Romeo and Juliet” most of this transformation comes in the first two acts of the play. “Romeo and Juliet” is a tragedy which adds to the dramatic effect of the whole play.
Romeo is a tragic hero in the play Romeo and Juliet the qualities that make him a tragic hero are; Firstly his fate was certain, it was written in the stars, you know this because in the prologue it says “a pair of star cross’d lovers take there life” and stars are commonly known to govern fate.
In the first part of the play Romeo is away from everyone and not present in the fight at the start. He only comes in at line 153, I think Shakespeare waited this long to deliver Romeo to the audience so he could add an heir of mystery about this character and also show that he really is tied up in his feelings this adds to the dramatic effect because there's a certain buzz around him because everyone is talking about him and we haven’t met him yet.
The reason Romeo is away from the fight is because he is upset about his love for Rosaline so he stays at home and writes poetry as said in the quote “away from light steals my son/and private in his chamber pens himself” This shows that he is noticeably sad not just a little bit.
Romeos view on love is a lot different to Mercutios view for example Romeo is very confused about love you can tell this by the oxymoron’s “Feather of Lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health”” this shows his confusion on the other hand Mercutios view on love is much different he thinks that you should be rough with love “prick love for pricking” is one of his quotes he thinks its just something rough and easy, but Romeo thinks its tender and difficult.
From line 43 Romeos language seems more happy, joyful and positive than before because he talks about torches burning bright and rich jewels which makes the...