daftbeaker wrote:Zankou 2.0 wrote:Rainswept wrote:I just don't get how flawed = endearing. I mean characters don't need to be perfect for me to like them, but some of the books I've read (usually at the suggestion of some girlfriend or other) have protagonists I want to just slap for sheer stupidity. Of Human Bondage and Valley of the Dolls leap to mind as classic examples.
Romeo and Juliette were both morons.
If you refer to the characters from the play "Romeo and Juliet", then, (along with reminding you of how to SPELL it), remember that they are CHILDREN and they were also fucked over by fate and society. If you meant some other characters, then, nvm.
Is there any reference to their ages in the text? I always imagined them about 16-18.
Juliet "hath not seen the change of fourteen years", and Romeo's age is never given.