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Romeo and Juliet

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Juliet Essay In the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare the character of Juliet becomes increasingly isolated from the community in which she lives. In this essay I intend to show the increasing isolation that Juliet suffers, I will also show how the writer makes the audience aware of the characters isolation and will discuss how it affects my attitude towards the character. I will show this through characterisation soliloquy, key scenes and setting. At the start of the play Juliet is obedient and loyal to her family. Juliet is dependent on her Mother and her Nurse. She is willing to follow her parents' commands. When her mother mentions marrying Paris, she is willing and agrees. "It is an honour that I dream not of.", the word choice in this shows that she is ready to do whatever her mother asks of her. ...read more.

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Throughout the play we see a clear change in the character of Juliet; in act three scene two this development is particularly clear. "What devil art thou that dost torment me thus?" this shows that Juliet does not see her Nurse as part of her family anymore, but only as her employee. Again this shows she is isolating herself from the community as she is pushing away the person that is closest to her. Having taken the decision to betray her parents, Juliet must face the consequences of her actions. Juliet is only fourteen years of age but faces huge problems. However, she is immensely courageous. She never complains about her problems but carries on with life, thinking about her beloved. After she marries Romeo in secret, her husband of a few hours is banished for murdering her cousin, Tybalt. ...read more.

Conclusion

Friar Laurence runs away and leaves her to face her fate. She is more courageous than Romeo, by killing herself with a dagger rather than being caught by the men she appears approaching her. "Yea, noise? Then I'll be brief. O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die". This shows that she needs to be quick as the men are approaching and that she still wants to be with her Romeo. Now she is completely isolated from her surroundings. In conclusion, Juliet became isolated from the community by her own decisions, no one purposely pushed her away. Fate was against their love throughout the play which ended their lives traumatically. I feel sympathy for Juliet because her parents never respected her wishes and were only thinking about themselves and their money. However, I agree with Juliet's decisions even although she dies for the one she loved. ?? ?? ?? ?? Stuart Bonner 709 words ...read more.

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