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Exploring Changes in the Character of Juliet.

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Romeo and Juliet Essay Exploring Changes in the Character of Juliet My first impression of Juliet is that she is very dutiful. In Act 1 Scene 3 Line 7 Juliet says to her mother "Madam I am here. What is your will?" in that line we can see that Juliet has a very cold and formal relationship with her mother. Juliet's relationship with the nurse is very sweet and mother-daughter like. This is because the breastfed Juliet when she was young also had a daughter the same age as Juliet but she died at a very young age. In lines 18-26 the nurse says "even or odd, of all days in the year come Lammas-Eve at night will she be fourteen, Susan and She (Juliet)- God rest all Christian souls- were of an age. Well Susan is with God; she was too good for me. But, as I said, on Lammas-Eve at night shall she be fourteen; that shall be marry; I remember it well: Tis since the earthquake now eleven years and she was weaned-I never shall forget it- of all the days of the year." Juliet's attitude to marriage with the County Paris is though she does not care, but this is only until she meets Romeo at Capulet's Ball in Act 1 Scene 5. ...read more.


Juliet wants night to come early because Romeo is going to come at night. Juliet's reaction to the Nurse's news is unusual because Juliet thinks Romeo is dead, you can see this in lines 37-39 in which the Nurse says "Ah well-a-day! He's dead; he's dead; he's dead! We are undone, we are undone! Alack the day, he's gone, he's killed, he's dead!" Juliet then says "Can heaven be so envious?". Juliet thinks Romeo is dead but the Nurse is actually talking about Tybalts death. After Juliet finds out that Romeo killed Tybalt she says Bad things about Romeo. But then Juliet realises she is saying all this about her husband, so when the nurse wishes shame on Romeo, Juliet says in line 90 "Blistered be thy tongue for such a wish!". She reacts like this because no matter what happens Romeo is her husband. The importance of Romeo to Juliet is so much that if every person she knew was on one side of a scale and Romeo alone on the other Romeo, would out weigh them. In Act 3 Scene 5 Juliet imagines as Romeo leaves how will be without him, She does not want him to leave. If Romeo does not leave he will be put to death. The conversation between Juliet and her mother Lady Capulet is unusual because it is not everyday that Lady Capulet talks with Juliet it is different. ...read more.


Henceforward I am ever ruled by you". These scenes and sayings show us many changes in Juliet such as her Understanding, she has become Cleverer and she has become more Independent. The night before the wedding Juliet has to take the potion. Juliet is giving hints to the Nurse and her Mother, in lines 14-15 Juliet says " Farewell- God knows when we shall meet again. I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins". Juliet's thought and feelings are touchy and as though she is scared of taking the potion. In lines 37-42 Juliet thinks about "the terror of the place", " Where, for this many hundreds of years the bones of all my buried ancestors are packed". Juliet's decision turns out to be a very strong and brave. This is because Juliet decides to take the potion. This decision shows how much she cares about her husband and what he is going to do. In Act 5 Scene 3 Romeo kills Paris in the Capulet Vault. Romeo then take the poison he bought on his way back to Verona from Mantua. At this point Juliet wakes and on seeing Romeo dead she picks up his dagger and stabs herself. The Watch, the Prince and the Lords of both Families arrive. Both Families realise what has happened. This is how the two star crossed lovers bought the two feuding families together Mubarak Isaq Patel 10B ...read more.

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