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Chart the chanegs in Juliet's character since meeting Romeo. Is Juliet in control or does fate take hold?

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CHART THE CHANGES IN JULIET'S CHARACTER AND RELATIONSHIPS SINCE MEETING ROMEO. IS JULIET IN CONTROL OR DOES FATE TAKE HOLD? Romeo and Juliet was a play written by William Shakespeare in 1595. Plays need to entertain the viewing audience. Romeo and Juliet shocked the English audience. Shakespeare uses poetry many times in the play. This use of poetry makes the audience that is watching the play enjoy the sound of the speech. It also keeps the audience hooked with the dramatic storyline of the play. He also uses figurative and dramatic language to keep the Elizabethan audience entertained. Juliet was married at the age of fourteen. The Elizabethan, English audience would have been horrified as they believed that women being married at a young age and sex with their husbands led to permanent damage to the woman's health. Since Shakespeare knew these feelings and still made Romeo and Juliet young, suggests that there will be a tragic outcome for the young star crossed lovers. William Shakespeare related the themes of Romeo and Juliet to what was happening in the world at the time. This helps the audience understand the action in the play. ...read more.

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Juliet was shocked when she saw Lady Capulet entering her bedroom. This shows that Lady Capulet does not normally go in her daughter's bedroom. Juliet is clever of what she says to her mother, "With Romeo, till I behold him dead" (because of murdering Tybalt) "is my poor heart" (because of Romeo being banished). She is very clever in doing this. She does not tell the truth be she also does not lie - very two-faced. She also does this when she says, "And yet no man like he doth grieve my heart." She is grieving for two people. Her family think she is only grieving over the death of her cousin, Tybalt. However, the audience knows that she is really grieving over Romeo being banished. At the end of their conversation, Lady Capulet tells Juliet, "Here comes your father, tell him so yourself." That shows that Lady Capulet knows that her husband will be angry but will she will not support Juliet. Lady Capulet shows her disgust in Juliet, "I would the fool were married to her grave". Lady Capulet tells Juliet that she is a fool and wishes that Juliet was dead. ...read more.

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This had made more tragedies in the dramatic genre. Juliet could not be in control of everything in her life, some decisions in her life were down to fate. She couldn't stop her husband, Romeo murdering her cousin, Tybalt. She couldn't stop her father, Lord Capulet moving her wedding to Paris forward. She couldn't stop Romeo drinking the poison that resulted in them both dying. What would have happened if Juliet woke up before Romeo drank the deadly liquid? However, personally, I think Juliet had control of most of the decisions in the play. She decided to marry her family's enemy Romeo Montague. She decided to not tell her parents. She decided to commit suicide. I think the play could have finished a lot differently, if Juliet made different decisions in her life. What would happen if she had told her parents about Romeo? What would have happened if Juliet didn't pretend to be grieving over Tybalt? What would have happened if Juliet went with Friar Lawrence to become a nun? However the play comes down to one thing that had happened. What would have happened if the Montague's and the Capulet's were not fighting? Romeo and Juliet's lives could have been a lot easier. However, nobody will know. ?? ?? ?? ?? CARL CHARLTON ...read more.

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