Romeo And Juliet As A Tragedy


Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is his eleventh play. It is with no
doubt a tragedy. Shakespeare has included all the necessary elements for a
tragedy. The play has a tragic hero of high standing who dies. The hero
opposes some conflicting force. The hero has a tragic flaw and this flaw will
lead to his downfall and the downfall of others. Good is always wasted driving
out evil. Indeed, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy.
In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is the tragic hero. He is the only son of
the Montague family, therefor he is of high standing and very wealthy. He is
so well respected that even Capulet, His family's sworn enemy praises him:

"let him alone,,
He ...

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that he is a
Montague that is in love with a Capulet; his family's sworn enemy. The
Montagues and the Capulets have been feuding for many years. Romeo is a
Montague and he is born into the feud. He does not like it and he feels that
it is a waste. Romeo has to disobey his family so he can be with Juliet.
In this play, Romeo's tragic flaw is that he is always melancholy,
miserable, and downcast, and Romeo is always in love, and when he falls in love,
he falls hard. Romeo is depressed over Rosaline. Romeo is very disheartened
over her and it seems he has been like this for some time already. Montague
tells us this when he says Romeo “…Shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight
out, / And makes himself an artificial night...”(I. I. 135-137). Romeo has a
major problem. Even after he meets Juliet, he is very sad because he discovers
that she is a Capulet. Shortly after, he is banished from Verona and is very
downcast once again over the fact that he will not be able is see ...

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