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Romeo and Juliet, act 3 scene 5.

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Introduction

At the start of act 3 scene 5, Romeo and Juliet are together, from just spending the night with each other, and they are interrupted by the nurse warning them of Juliet's mother. Who enters just after Romeos emotional departure. As Juliet fears that if he goes, she will never see him again. When her mother arrives, she brings the terrible news of Juliet's marriage, to Paris. Juliet protests to getting married, and her father comes and joins in the argument, and threatens to disown her, and she tries to argue, but he's already got his mind made up to how he wants his daughters life to be led. Juliet's state of mind, prior to and after Romeos departure, differs a lot. As she is happy and care free when Romeo is there, probably as she probably feels safe and pleased whilst in his company, and when he leaves, she is miserable and insecure, and feels unsafe. She is insecure, as she fears for Romeos life, she is miserable, as she has no one to cheer her up. She feels unsafe, as no one is there to protect her. She is happy before, and really doesn't want him to go, 'wilt thou be gone? ...read more.

Middle

Then she starts to cry again,(trying to show how much, she really doesn't want to marry Paris) then she asks for pity, and starts talking suicidal, 'Delay this marriage for a month, a week, or if you do not, make the bridal bed.' She had no choice on the matter of marriage as at that time women had to do every thing men told them to do, so Juliet didn't really have any choice about the marriage, but actually she doesn't have to do every thing that Capulet tells her to do, because she is now married to Romeo, so she belongs to him really, and she's not her fathers to boss around anymore. Shakespeare shows this throughout the play, the idea that men are more superior over women. He probably thought that it was wrong, because he tries to make people feel very sympathetic over Juliet, but after all, he couldn't change how things were, he could only change their opinions. Her state of mind immediately after the departure of her parents, is mostly shock, but she feels suicidal, as she told her father that she would rather die, then get married to Paris, 'make this bridal bed' Also the worse thing that could happen to a women at this time, is to not be married, and without her father. ...read more.

Conclusion

Juliet goes through a lot of emotions during this scene from beginning to end. From love, to tears, to anger, to suicidal, most of the emotions are because of Romeo. When he's there, she loves him and she's very happy that he is there and that he's safe. Next she gets upset, because she fears that he will be killed if he leaves her. She bursts into tears when he leaves, and her family thinks that she is grieving for her cousin, which makes her more upset, as it was her Romeo who killed her cousin. Next she gets even more upset, as her father tells her that she has to marry Paris, but she is so scared of her father that she cant tell him that she is already married to Romeo, so she just says that she is not ready. Neat the end of the argument, she is angry and very upset, because her father is threatening to disown her. By the end, she can't even trust the nurse, one of the closest people to her. Finally, she is so upset, that she considers suicide just to get out of marrying Paris, and so she wouldn't have to worry about her father, mother, nurse, family or Romeo, NO ONE! Sarah Robinson Romeo and juliet coursework page 1 ...read more.

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