How Did Shakespeare Make First Impressions In Romeo And Juliet

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“We don’t know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don’t always appreciate their fragility.” This statement by Malcolm Gladwell portrays the importance and perplexity of first impressions. Additionally, this topic can be applied to anyone and anything even fictional characters like Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet from William Shakespeare’s remarkable play “Romeo and Juliet.” B. Precisely, in Act 1 of this play what first impressions did William Shakespeare create for Romeo and Juliet? C. In the play “Romeo and Juliet” William Shakespeare, the author, created the first impression of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet and depicted their similarities. D. Romeo presented himself as an obsessed and depressed…show more content…
B. Benvolio starts up by asking Romeo, “What sadness lengthens Romeo’s hours?” then Romeo replies referring to the topic of love, “Not having that which, having, makes them short.” (Shakespeare 6) This quote illustrates that Romeo is depressed because he is heart-broken from someone he loves (Rosaline), which will turn into internal conflict because he will become disheartened to the point that he won’t think there is another girl out there for him. C. Furthermore, while talking to Benvolio Romeo mentions, “… she’ll not be hit With Cupid’s arrow; she hath Dian’s wit… Nor ope her lap to saint- seducing gold…” (Shakespeare 8) Romeo now reveals that Rosaline, the girl he likes, does not love him back even if she was hit with Cupid’s arrow she would never love him because she decided to remain chaste. Nevertheless, Romeo showered her with gold and stared at her multiple times doing whatever it took to win Rosaline’s love over. These actions hint that Romeo is an obsessive lover and even desperate because of his multiple trials. D. In short, Shakespeare created a fascinating first impression of Romeo that will develop as the story

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