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Romeo and Juliet was set in the city of Verona, Italy. It is a very violent city, with two main rival gangs in it. The Montagues and The Capulets.

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Romeo and Juliet was set in the city of Verona, Italy. It is a very violent city, with two main rival gangs in it. The Montagues and The Capulets. When these two gangs clash, there was always a fight. Although the Catholic Church governed the city and had the last say on the happenings in the city, they could not stop this monstrous feud. This war, started many years before the play was set and nobody knew why it had started Juliet had a very protected life, as did all the rich family women, Verona was very much a male dominated city. These males were extremely patriotic towards there families. They keep their word and they try to keep their family's respect throughout the years. ...read more.

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She is closer to her Nurse than anybody else and they both know everything about one another. This shows that when she was born, her Nurse was brought into the family; Juliet's mother gave all responsibilities to the Nurse, who looked after her. When speaking to her parents, she uses very formal language and it does not seem like a family speaking, but to her Nurse she speaks informally, showing a great trust and love has developed with them, as if she were Juliet's mother herself. When she meets Romeo for the first time at her family's party, she falls in love at once with him. Romeo sees her and also falls in love at first glance. She begins to change at this point and refuses to marry Paris, whom her father wishes her to marry. She changes to a different person altogether. ...read more.

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The audience throughout this production would be outstanded at the change in Juliet from the start to the end. How she could be like that to her father after all the years that he has paid for her belongings and food. To keep her protected for 14 years, away from the violence and she repays him by refusing to marry Paris. With whom she would be very happy, if only she hadn't met Romeo that night. I think the way that Juliet changes is against all that her family has done for her and should remain loyal to her family, instead of to her feelings. The writer, Shakespeare, makes this story successful, showing that true love, triumphs over anything and everything. He makes us believe that what Romeo and Juliet are doing, being wed without the permission of their parents, is actually right and that there was no other choice. Bryan Stanley Romeo and Juliet ...read more.

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