In Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet, how well do you think Romeo handles difficult circumstances?

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troutmiller eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Romeo does not handle tough situations well at all.  Again, he is still a young man.  He is not yet fully mature, and his actions prove that.  In Act III he does not think through what he's doing.  After Tybalt (accidentally?) kills Mercutio, Romeo immediately goes after him.  When he kills him, that seals his fate with the Prince and the town.  Then he runs and hides at Friar Lawrence's cell.  There he weeps and moans, lying on the ground.  Yes, he is upset, but he's so pathetic in this scene.  He even threatens his own life in front of the Nurse and the Friar.  These scenes alone prove how unstable he is when times get rough.