Romeo's Development Throughout the Play
Romeo's development throughout the play goes from heartbroken in Act 1, all the way to suicidal in Acts 3-5. Romeo is very impulsive during the play and this is demonstrated by multiple examples. First of all, Romeo marries Juliet after only knowing her for a day or two. He also killed Tybalt out of spite, after Tybalt slayed Mercutio. Romeo tends to have intense mood swings because of different events that happen in the play. He's happy and peaceful when he's with Juliet and married, but when he is banished his mood suddenly shifts to threatening to kill himself. After he finds out that Juliet is "dead," he decides to drink poison at Juliet's grave. Romeo is one of the most developed characters in Romeo and Juliet because of his constant change in feelings and his outlook on life.