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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet written in the late 1500s by William Shakespeare is a beautiful play about two young adults from rival families whose love brings them to destruction through their irrational decisions and passionate feelings Throughout the tragedy Shakespeare chooses intellectual characters Some who wear their hearts on their sleeve some who have common sense and others while overly passionate find a way to become noble heroes While watching the characters grow throughout the play we find our tragic hero Romeo over-passionate irrational but through it all noble His soon to be bride Juliet Capulet starts out as a moderate someone who thinks on their logic not their emotions but turns to a dark side of overly passionate through Romeo While these two characters become what they shouldnt Benvolio is our perfect example of why moderation is for lack of a better word pure ecstasy He is logic with common sense He thinks things through and doesnt act on his emotions While Romeo and Juliet reveal their characters as overly passionate we see why it is so wrong We are shown that it is wrong for the simple fact that it brings their characters to their destruction While we know it is this that brings their destruction we somehow find them both to be noble They both become our noble tragic heroes but Benvolio is our true moderation We start with Romeo Montague of the Montague family From the very beginning we find Romeo all alone in love Although Romeo is in love he is deeply depressed because the love of his life who at the time is Rosaline is not only uninterested but is a member of his familys rival family the Capulets Romeo hardly knows a thing about her but confesses this about love Why then O brawling love O loving hate O anything of nothing first created Heavy lightness serious vanity Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms Feather of
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