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Juliet Character Study - Romeo and Juliet.

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Juliet Character Study Juliet is 13 going on 14 on the first of August. Juliet is a Capulet, and Capulets hate Montegues. Juliet lives with her parents, Lord and Lady Capulet and is cared for by her Nurse, all of whom are very protective of her. Capulet explains to Paris "My Child is yet a stranger in the world." Act 1 Sc2 l8. Juliet is of a high status, mainly because of her family name. Juliet's parents are extremely protective of her, they will not let her out of the house with out the nurse or one of the servants with her, this is because she is an only child " Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she." Act1 Sc2 L14. It was common in the time the play was set for Juliet to be already married, Lady Capulet comments about this near the beginning of the play, she comments on how she was married and had Juliet when Lady Capulet was Juliet's age. From Act 1 Scene 5 it is evident that Juliet has never flirted before, because she is too forward, this is shown when she kisses Romeo, but she does show signs of hiding her feelings in the same scene, Juliet tells the Nurse to ask for peoples names who are at the ball and comes to Romeo last to try and make it not look too obvious. ...read more.


The effect this had on Juliet's relationship with her parents was catastrophic, her parents wanted to disown her, from her heritage "Hang thee young baggage, disobedient wretch!" Act3 Sc5 Ln160. Juliet's parents were very unfair, cursing her, saying that they didn't want anything to do with her any more, through out their speeches. An attribute I like about Juliet is her cunning, in they way that when after this scene, when she visits Friar Laurence and then returns to her home, her Father asks her where she has been and she says she has been to confession and told Friar Laurence that she has repented for being disobedient. Act4 Sc2 Ln16-22. I think this is very ingenious, Juliet tells her Father that she had been to confesion when really she has been plotting to fake her own death. In Act3 Scene5 when Juliet is talking to her mother, she shows her cunning yet again, the way she uses a play on words to makes her mother think she is cursing Romeo when really. Act3 Sc5 Ln93-102. This also shows that Juliet is very intelligent by using these play on words. Juliet is fond of the Nurse who is always there with Juliet. Act1 Sc 3 L8-9. This is because the Nurse brought Juliet up just like a mother would. ...read more.


All she wanted to do is be with Romeo. In my own opinion I think Juliet has a great and exciting personality. She seems to me remarkably intelligent, emotionally strong, and very brave. From what Romeo has told us she looks beautiful Act1 Sc5 Ln41-50 and the fact that Paris fell in love with her straight away and died for her also means she looked very beautiful as well. I personally would have loved to meet her or to have a friendly conversation with her about her love with Romeo. My own attitude is if Juliet had never met Romeo I would think that she would have stayed obedient, because the fact that she would have been pressured by her family to marry Paris, I know that she wouldn't be happy, because she said earlier in Act1 Scene3 that she would "Look to like if liking move, but no more deep will I endart mine eye than your consent gives strength to make it fly" If she did marry Paris it would have been really depressing for her and she wouldn't feel anything for him. In my own opinion Juliet would become boring, she would just stay the same, and wouldn't have strength in character. She would have lived the stereotypical life of a rich Veronese woman of high status, but even if she did live this life she would have lived a lot longer than if she had married Romeo. Louis Verrier 10More - 1 - ...read more.

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