Watching the movie, I viewed Romeo as a sincere, loyal, true character. This could have been because of the way the director interpreted the character, and the visual expression and tone of the actor playing Romeo.
Reading the actual play, I generally got a negative image of Romeo
Womanly, Sensitive, Helpless
Introverted, Isolated, He seems to live in his "own world", Day dreaming about love, Not wind up in the feud between the Capulets and Montague, Impractical
Selfish, Inconsiderate, He is too driven by his emotion that at times he forgets the greater suffering his loved ones feel, Irresponsible
Vulnerable, Easily despaired
Insincere: Pretense, He expressed his love towards Juliet through, romantic words, but did he really love her?
Judgmental of physical appearance, Light
Dramatic, Fickle Mood swings, Poetic Language, Romantic, Seductive
Commits suicide to be with Juliet, Obligation, Automatic response, Status quo (the way things are), Guilt, Angry at himself
Love for Juliet's physical appearance, Obsession with her beauty, Did Romeo love her for who she was as a person?, What if a woman more beautiful than Juliet came along?, What if Juliet was ugly?
Love at first sight, Falls in love instantly, Impulsive marriage
Instantly assumes that he'll never see Juliet again (banishment from Verona), Gives up, Hopeless, Inconsiderate of Juliet
He first worries about himself
Juliet's Sacrifice vs. Rome's Sacrifice, Juliet, Drinking the potion, Suicide, Defies his father's commands and damages her relation with him., Romeo, Suicide
Murdered Tybalt, Capulet hurried the wedding to eradicate Juliet's "grief over Tybalt", Juliet sought Friar Lawrence for a solution, Juliet took the potion, Romeo thought Juliet was dead, Juliet found Romeo dead and committed suicide
Got himself banished, Left Juliet alone to bear most of the hardships and consequences of their secret marriage, Juliet became emotionally unstable
Relationship with Mercutio, They can't relate to each other easily, but are intimate friends (Opposites)
Relationship with Benvolio, Benvolio gives generous advices, Benvolio tries to ease Romeo's grief, Although Benvolio tries to help Romeo, Romeo finds Benvolio's advices unhelpful, Romeo doesn't deserve Benvolio who tries to be an understanding friend
Relationship with Lord and Lady Montague, Isolated, Romeo is old enough to take care of himself, Romeo's parents care about him more than he does his parents, Romeo didn't give a thought about his parents when he married Juliet and got himself banished., Lord and Lady Montague are worried about Romeo's "depression" and his wherabouts (Act 1 Scene 1)