Romeo is sad because Romeo loves Rosaline and she doesn't love him. Feels happy because of Juliet. Romeo's feelings change quickly. What does this say about Romeo as a person? In act 1 he is depressed because he's crying, wandering the woods at night, crying as the sun comes up, and once its up he hides in his room. Serious level of depression. Then, bang, like a bolt of lightning striking. And bang, he's in love with Juliet. Love bordering on obsession. Has love on an unattainable pedestal. Says he's impulsive, constantly changing, doesn't keep composure, dramatic, who is like this? (Group of people) young people (not necessarily teenagers) because they are immature because they don't know how to deal with the feelings their having. Romeo is very emotional, but doesn't know how to deal with it, shown by how quickly he changes. So how genuine are his emotions? Why should we believes he's really in love because he changes too quick. We don't know, but there is still enough time in the play where you can decide if his feelings are genuine or not. You should question whether they are or not based on the Acts we've read. If you can discuss this then you will do well on the essay.