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How far is Act 3 Scene 5 typical in the way it portrays Juliet's

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How far is Act 3 Scene 5 typical in the way it portrays Juliet's Relationship with her parents? 'Romeo and Juliet' was written by Shakespeare in 1595. The play is about two teenagers attempting to peruse there love regardless of the fact that their families are in the midst of a feud that has been going on for decades. This essay will describe how Juliet's relationship with her parents is portrayed throughout different scenes of the play, and compared to that of act 3 scene 5, in which Lord and Lady Capulet explain the news that Juliet is to be married on Thursday next to Count Paris. Act 3 Scene 5 begins with the end of Romeo and Juliet's first night together as a married couple, then Lady Capulet calls and Romeo, who has been banished to Mantua, has to leave for his own safety. Juliet cries due to Romeo's departure, but when Lady Capulet enters she believes Juliet's sorrow to be because of the death of her cousin Tybalt. ...read more.


This is not typical throughout the play as during act 1 scene 2, Lord Capulet and Count Paris are discussing wedding arrangements, and Lord Capulet's view on this is drastically different, he refers to Juliet as being to young, and he says "And too soon marred are those so early made...But woo her gentle Paris, get her heart", he is explaining to Paris how she is a very important person and she will be inheriting his fortune, so he doesn't want her to marry just yet, but he gives Paris the permission to woo Juliet, portraying Capulet as a caring and considerate father. We can see from this that Lord Capulet is not quite ready to give up his only daughter for marriage. He wants to give her more time to adjust to the idea of married life. Further more in Act 3 Scene 5, the scene even portrays differences in the relationship between Juliet and Lord Capulet in itself, as during the opening of the scene, Capulet enters, he seems to be truly concerned as to why Juliet is sad, he thinks it is due to the death of Juliet's cousin Tybalt, he says "How now-a conduit girl? ...read more.


is it now to Lammas-tide?", Lady Capulet begins to get irritated and tells the nurse to "hold thy peace", it shows a distance between Juliet and her mother, which is typical as it is portrayed in most scenes which both Lady Capulet and Juliet are in, including act 3 scene 5. In Conclusion, we can see that Shakespeare portrays Lord Capulet's relationship with Juliet in the play differently throughout, as in some parts he is shown as the caring, loving father not wanting to let his daughter get married to young, not wanting to give his daughter up just yet, although the relationship drastically changes in act 3 scene 5 as Shakespeare has portrayed him as an irrational impatient man, willing to hit his own daughter when she refuses this arranged marriage to Count Paris. With regard to the relationship between Lady Capulet and Juliet throughout the play, it is maintained the whole time. Portraying Lady Capulet as a very pre-occupied mother. She is shown to be lacking the motherly support which Juliet needs yet she receives it from the nurse and not her own mother. ...read more.

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