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2.    Courtly love is one of the many kinds of love displayed in Romeo and Juliet. This type of love is shared between Rosaline and Romeo. At the beginning of the play, Romeo is explaining his love for Rosaline to Benvolio. Romeo claims that Rosaline is the most beautiful creature alive. Romeo seems to only care about Rosaline because of her beauty. He later goes on to tell Benvolio that he sees no point in living without Rosaline. This shows how attached Romeo thinks he is to Rosaline. This is an example of courtly love.    Another type of love displayed in Romeo and Juliet is vulgar love. This type of love is shared between Paris and Juliet. Lord Capulet attempts to force Juliet to marry Paris. Lord Capulet begins to make threats, he claims he will disown Juliet if she refuses to marry Paris. Paris and Lord Capulet are treating Juliet like property. Juliet is very upset and tells Friar Laurence that she will kill herself if she is forced to marry Paris. This really demonstrates how one-sided and wicked the love that Paris and Juliet share is. This is an example of vulgar love.    Lastly, another type of love that is displayed in Romeo and Juliet is true love. This type of love is shared between Romeo and Juliet. In Act Two, Romeo claims that his love for Juliet is infinite. The love they share seemingly blinds them from the consequences of their actions. They get to a point in the play where they think the other’s life is more valuable than their own. They live every minute of their life for each other. The love they share is eternal. This is an example of true love.4.    I believe Romeo is a tragic hero. He is a positive, relatable character, which makes us, the audience, believe that he is the protagonist of the play. His tragic flaw is that he thinks very impulsively, which often gets him into trouble. He tends to act upon swayed emotions, rather than logical reasoning. One example of Romeo acting impulsively, is when Tybalt slays Mercutio. After Mercutio is slain, Romeo instinctively begins to fight Tybalt, which leads to Romeo’s banishment from Verona. Another example of Romeo acting impulsively, is when he hears about Juliet’s death, he kills himself without hearing any details or consulting his confidante, Friar Lawrence. This means he is a tragic hero because he is a mostly positive character, and his tragic flaw leads to his overall downfall, and eventually his death.

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