Fidelity in "Romeo and Juliet" Essay by Master Researcher

Fidelity in "Romeo and Juliet"
Examines the theme of fidelity within "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare.
# 85107 | 900 words | 2 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Drama and Theater (English) , Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

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In this paper, Romeo provides a set of moral and ethical problems in relation to his love for both Rosaline and Juliet. By being indecisive as to his physical attractiveness to Rosaline, Romeo betrays his easily seduced mentality in regards to physical love. The paper shows that in this regard, Romeo behaves more as an immature man filled with sexual desire for women, rather than a man that would later kill himself in honor of Juliet. Through these means, Romeo loses credibility in his love for Juliet, as related through his prior and simultaneous relationship with Rosaline in the play.

From the Paper:

"This drama study reflects the issues of fidelity within the characters Romeo and Rosaline in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. By examining the critical aspects of the play, one cane realize Romeo's lack of romantic loyalty in relation to Juliet. Throughout the various issues that arise between Romeo's love for Rosaline, the problem of his fidelity demeans and lowers his credibility as a lover in relation to the greater tragedy of loving Juliet. Romeo is infatuated with Rosaline, and there can be no doubt as to how he presents a two-sided question as to his fidelity to Juliet. Act One of Shakespeare's play reflects Romeo's romantic heart, as it swoons for Rosaline before he has the chance to get truly involved with Juliet."

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