I would like to say that Romeo is a lover and not a fighter, but that just is not the case. There are times when he tries to avoid fighting, but by the end of the play he has killed both Tybalt and Paris.
Rome is definitely a lover though. At the start of the play, audiences get to hear Romeo whine about how he is lovesick over Rosaline and the fact that she does not reciprocate his feelings.
"Well, in that hit you miss. She'll not be hit
With Cupid's arrow. She hath Dian's wit,
And, in strong proof of chastity well armed,
From love's weak childish bow she lives unharmed.
She will not stay the siege of loving terms,
Nor bide th' encounter of assailing eyes,
Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold."
By the time that Romeo shows up at the Capulet party, it could be argued that Romeo is more in love with the idea of love and being in love than he is actually in love with a female. That is probably why he so quickly discards his thoughts of Rosaline for Juliet. Friar Laurence even points...
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