In the first 2 acts of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo exists as a young, love struck male. He is a dreamer and a fantasist. The audience feels understanding towards him because love is taking him no place.
In Act 1, we initially satisfy Romeo as he is sobbing about his love for a young lady, who we later learn to be Rosaline. The very first line he speaks, “Is the day so young?”, suggests that he is tired and waiting on something to take place as he is so surprised about how early it remains in the day. To emphasise this, he goes on to state, “Ay me, unfortunate hours appear so long”. Benvolio asks Romeo why he is unfortunate and he explains that he is unfortunate since he has no love and his line, “Out of here favour where I remain in likes” reveals that the individual he loves does not love him.
This is how the audience initially learns of Romeo’s love struck ness. To reveal a lot more how love struck and sad Romeo is, he confesses to himself when he says, “This is not Romeo, he is some other where.” Benvolio asks him to “take a look at other charms” to treat his love illness. However Romeo says that if his eyes see anything more gorgeous than Rosaline, then “turn tears to fires”. This shows that Romeo is extremely single-minded on Rosaline and believes that no one could be more beautiful than her.
En route to the Capulet’s celebration, Romeo exists as upset and a spoil sport. He explains that he has a “soul of lead” which “stakes [him] to the ground [he] can stagnate”. This reveals that he is very severe about his love for Rosaline and feels his sadness as a heavy weight on him, not permitting him to have fun, however to grieve. Reluctantly, Romeo consents to go to the party in the hope that he will discover Rosaline.
At the Capulet’s celebration, Romeo discovers another woman, Juliet, and is mesmerized by her appeal. He asks himself, “Did my heart love till now?”. This line recommends that he totally falls for Juliet and asks himself whether he did love Rosaline or whether he had just got it into his head. This reveals that Romeo was very single-minded and a sudden link is made between him and Juliet. Nevertheless, as Romeo is so soaked up by Juliet he looses his disguise. When Tybalt, a keen Capulet, discovers this and ends up being really mad, describing Romeo as a “villain Montague” since he has gate crashed the Capulet’s party. This shows that Tybalt is a passionate Capulet and believes Romeo is of the opposite being. However Capulet himself is in an extremely jolly state of mind and he describes Romeo as a “portly gentlemen” and a “well-governed youth”, showing that Capulet’s beliefs of Romeo is that he is a dignified and well acted young man.
Romeo is also described as a handsome and mild boy. This is shown in Act 2, as the Nurse explained Romeo as “his face be much better than any male’s” and “mild as a lamb”. This shows that there are different views of Romeo from different characters but, in general, Romeo exists as a young, handsome and brave boy who is a remote part of his feud-orientated family.
As quickly as Romeo falls for Juliet an abrupt link is made in between them. The method they speak is very poetic and in verse, as if they understand exactly what to state next. Likewise, Romeo exists as religious when he compares his lips to “two blushing pilgrims”.
Romeo exists as a quite practical boy and, unlike Benvolio and Mercutio, he doesn’t joke about and mess around. He also does not appear to be part of the disagreement between the Capulet’s and Montague’s, demonstrating how keen his is on love. On the other hand, as soon as Romeo and Juliet fall in love they end up being caught in their own world and do not mention much about their families being opponents. Romeo sometimes risks his life and numerous repercussions in order to see Juliet, showing how much he genuinely loves her.
Romeo is also provided as a risky and completely taken in male. At the end of Act 2, Romeo accepts marry Juliet, however neither the Capulet’s nor Montague’s no about it. This is very dangerous for Romeo and Juliet and Romeo appears to dismiss the effects due to the fact that he is so taken in by Juliet. To make things much more secretive, Romeo arranges for a rope ladder to be sent to the ecstatic Nurse, so that Romeo can climb into Juliet’s space to get wed.
In conclusion, Acts 1 and 2 of Romeo and Juliet presents Romeo as, in the beginning, a fantasists and love struck guy. By the end of Act 2, he is seen as a really entranced and dangerous male, revealing his devotion of love towards Juliet.