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Thou fond mad man hear me a little speak Friar Lawrence says this after Romeo complains about being banished from Verona Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet has the main character Romeo having a single character flaw which brings the catastrophe to him and his lover Juliet This single character flaw is impulsiveness Romeo is the tragic hero who with his star-crossed lover Juliet encounter many different events throughout the play He is considered a tragic hero because he causes the catastrophe in Romeo and Juliet which is a tragedy Ironically the outstanding character trait of impulsiveness causes the happiest moment in their lives but also the saddest The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy A tragedy is a play novel or other narrative that depicts serious and important events in which the main characters come to an unhappy end This unhappy end is also called the catastrophe the tragic downfall death or destruction of the tragic hero Romeo is the tragic hero in this work of art because he is the protagonist of the tragedy The tragic hero Romeo is the cause of all the death and destruction that happened in Romeo and Juliet His errors in judgment combined with other character traits lead to the catastrophe in this tragedy Romeo was also considered the tragic hero because he had one character flaw that contributed to the catastrophe With Rosaline my ghostly father No I have forgot that name and that names woe This trait was impulsiveness Romeo says these words showing his impulsiveness He says that he has totally forgotten his old love and now loves someone else Romeo being the tragic hero in the play led to his own catastrophe and later his lovers Is it een so Then I defy you stars Thou knowest my lodging Get me ink and paper And hire post horses I will hence tonight In this quote by Romeo he shows his impulsiveness
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