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In the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare the general audience notices a number of characters that are prone to an excess of emotion In act one alone it is easy to notice 5 characters that show this surplus of emotion These characters are Romeo Mercutio Capulet The nurse and Tybalt Romeo is a fellow who just seems to have an addiction to emotion Lots of Romeos lines are with immense quantities of emotion When Romeo is describing his love for Rosaline he is just pouring emotion into his speech He says Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs Being purgd a fire sparkling in lovers ayes Being vexd a sea nourishd with lovers tears What is it else A madness most discreet I i 188-191 The emotion put into this is ridiculously excessive Further on in the scene he continues his emotional outbursts With Cupids arrow she hath Dians wit And in strong proof of chastity well armd From loves weak childish bow she lives uncharmd I i 207-210 Romeo is perhaps the most emotional in the whole first act Mercutio is a friend of Romeos He is an older man with a soul of a child Everything to him is a joke just waiting to be made or punned upon In scene one we see one large outburst of emotion that just makes us want to slap him in the face This outburst is the famous Queen Mab speech Her chariot is an empty hazelnut Made by the joiner squirrel or old grub Time out o mind the fairies coachmakers I iv 59-60 Soon after this awful display of emotion and nonsense Romeo tells him to stop his babbling to everyones delight Capulet the head of a noble family has shown us instances in act one that he is an emotional man In Scene five of act one Capulet decides to throw a party When the guests
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