• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Examine the relationship Juliet has with her parents and how it changes by looking closely at their language in Act 1 sc2, Act 1 sc3 and Act 3 sc5.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Examine the relationship Juliet has with her parents and how it changes by looking closely at their language in Act 1 sc2, Act 1 sc3 and Act 3 sc5. Through the duration of the play there are many different contrasts and changes to relationships. The most prominent being the shift of Lord Capulet's feelings for Juliet, from love to almost hatred and disappointment. This is shown through imagery, language, and contrasts. The context of the play also helps understand the reasons why the relationship drastically disintegrates. In medieval times girls like Juliet would not be that close to parents and would have "Wet nurses" to cater for their every need. Also little education was ever given to girls; all their purpose was to marry into a good family and continue the family. Juliet's life was so cloistered that she would only be allowed out to church. Also her own husband would be chosen on her behalf and she would not be allowed to question it. Therefore Lord Capulet is very radical as he says, "my will to her consent is but a part". ...read more.

Middle

As a result Lady Capulet would be quite detached of Juliet. Also as a woman, Lady Capulet would not have much say in things to do with Juliet's welfare. As a character Lady Capulet she is quite ambiguous and quietly blends into the background, with the exception of a couple sharp remarks "Here comes your father, tell him so yourself; and see how he'll take at your hands". She just lets Juliet defend her self even though she is highly vulnerable at the moment. Also another observation of the relationship is that it is very impersonal and instead of addressing Juliet with warmth and love, Lady Capulet says "my daughter Juliet". The pivotal point of the relation ship between Juliet and her parents happens in Act 3 scene 5, where Tybalt is killed in a fit of rage by Romeo (Juliet's lover/husband). When Juliet hears have this she is distraught and confused. This is where the calamity of the situation becomes apparent. Lord Capulet enters and is unhappy to see his daughter and tries consoles her," how now a conduit, girl... ...read more.

Conclusion

The only feeble attempt she makes is "you are too hot". Which is Lady Capulet trying to calm Lord Capulet's hot temperament. Lady Capulet even goes on to even disown Juliet "do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee" Which shows Lady Capulet has given in to Juliet and therefore washes her hands of her. This is the last nail in the coffin for Juliet. Romeo and the nurse are now her only remaining pillars of strength. There is a very dramatic change in Lord Capulet's personality he goes from a loving father to a fuming hothead, all this from a refusal. In his time this would not be uncommon some might even say is what Juliet deserved, but in our time this is seen as brutal, and inconsiderate. All in all the relation ship between Juliet and her parents completely disintegrates as a consequence of Juliet's forbidden love. In those days her parents' reaction would not be uncommon and would be quite expected. The language used to convey this is a mixture of expression and cleverly chosen imagery. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Romeo and Juliet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Romeo and Juliet essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    'How is Love Presented in Romeo and Juliet in Acts - 1 Sc 5; ...

    4 star(s)

    This already signifies to the audience a huge difference in the way Romeo approached Rosaline and the way he has approached Juliet. In Act 1 Sc 1 we see Romeo's depression by closing his curtains, described by Lord Montague - this of which brings darkness, the opposite of light.

  2. Juliets relationship with her father in Act 3 scene 5

    idea of marrying him; and yet her fear of her father is clear in the way she is keen to express her gratitude and acknowledge her father's good intentions.

  1. Explore Act 1 scene 3 and Act 3 scene 5 in detail Juliets ralationship ...

    is saying that without him a minute seems like a day without him. Time moves so much slower without him. " Meaning that Romeo is her whole life now is no where without Romeo. In Act 3 Scene 5 Juliet is being truthful and loyal to her husband, Romeo, by pleading to her father not marry her to Paris.

  2. Explore the relationship between Juliet and her parents in Romeo and Juliet, focusing particularly ...

    Nurse immediately but instead she kept on saying she would be right there: "I come anon" and "By-and-by I come". Although not many there are already signs of change in Juliet's personality and how she deals with her own feelings.

  1. Romeo & Juliet Analysis of Act 1 & 2

    However, Juliet says herself that she has not thought of marriage yet: "It is an honour that I dream not of". Juliet tells her mother that she has thought about marriage, yet, she is not keen on being married. This is because she describes marriage as an "honour".

  2. Romeo & Juliet: Act 3 Scene 1

    Capulet's abroad, And, if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl; For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring This shows that Benvolio does not want any trouble, but it also prepares us for any arguments that will happen during this scene.

  1. What Do We Learn About Juliet's Relationship with Her Father from Act 3: Scene ...

    This is fate because if Capulet left Juliet to decide on who she marries, she would have not married Paris, but she would have married Romeo and possibly lived happily. Fate works in all of the events surrounding Romeo and Juliet: the feud between their families, the horrible series of

  2. Romeo & Juliet: Juliets relationship with her father act 3 scene 5

    Capulet's emotions at the moment are extreme excitement, because he thinks he is going to become a father in-law, so he tries to push towards the marriage as much as possible, on the other hand, if you read on Lady Capulet, disagrees with her husband but because she is the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work