Many lovers of literature would crown Romeo Montague the prince of romance. Others believe that he's a hormone-ravaged, short-sighted twirp who kills himself four days after meetring a pretty girl. A fellow teacher is currently directing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and his main goal is to take the play to schools around Southern California to illustrate not a classic love story, but a tale of irrational and deadly decision making. Of course, if we only watched perfectly sensible characters, theater would no longer have tragedies!
So, perhaps we can all agree, Romeo is fatally impetuous. However, the question remains: Is Romeo in love? Or is it just infatuatation? Looking at some of Romeo's most significant monologues might help you make up your mind about his character. Read onward to experience some of Romeo's best monologues.