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What is the personality of Paris in "Romeo and Juliet" and what’s happening in the...

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gella | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 2, 2009 at 10:58 AM via web

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What is the personality of Paris in "Romeo and Juliet" and what’s happening in the play so far from that character’s perspective?

what is paris's rule and what is happening in romeo and juliet's story.It must be written in 1st person point of view.

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cldbentley | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted June 3, 2009 at 12:34 AM (Answer #1)

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Paris's personality is that of a soft-hearted, eager-to-please lover.  He appears to be infatuated with Juliet and anxious to do whatever he can to marry her as soon as possible.  He fails to recognize, whether due to ignorance or denial, any signs that might indicate that Juliet is hesitant or unenthusiastic about the prospect of marriage to him.  He is obviously sensitive and tender-hearted, which is evidenced by his reaction to Juliet's "death," after which he goes to her tomb to mourn.  Paris does not seem to possess a great deal of intellectual depth, but his emotional depth is evident.

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