In what ways does Romeo fit the characteristics of a tragic hero?
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Consequently, how is Romeo a tragic hero?
Romeo is a tragic hero. Romeo is spiritually wounded by his experiences, mainly his relationships. He has very strong emotions, which make him move very fast in relationships (marrying Juliet so quickly). He is also wounded when he sees Juliet in the tomb, so much, that he kills himself.
Furthermore, what are some character traits of Romeo? A young man of about sixteen, Romeo is handsome, intelligent, and sensitive. Though impulsive and immature, his idealism and passion make him an extremely likable character. He lives in the middle of a violent feud between his family and the Capulets, but he is not at all interested in violence.
Keeping this in view, how is Romeo not a tragic hero?
In my opinion Romeo isn't a tragic hero because he is not fit being one, like being a mighty figure. His rash actions have lead him to his own death. He doesn't ennoble and enlarge us, although he does suffer uncommon suffering and does have a reversal of fortune that still does not make him a tragic hero.
What about Juliet could she be considered a tragic hero?
Tragic Heroes are usually people with great qualities but, have one horrible flaw. In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet can be considered as a Tragic Hero. Her tragic flaw is her loyalty to Romeo. She loves Romeo so much and she is very loyal to him, to the point that she could not stand to be without him.