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Romeo and Juliet - What problem does Juliet face and how does she react to them in this scene?

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James Fung 26thFebruary 2001 Romeo and Juliet What problem does Juliet face and how does she react to them in this scene? Juliet faces several problems. Firstly, Romeo is banished and leaving her forever for Mantua. At the same time, her father forces her to marry Paris. She asks the Nurse for help. However, even the Nurse doesn't support her and stands on her parents' side. She is so upset and tries to hide herself from everyone because no one sides with her and shares her problems. Finally, she is so frustrated that she once thinks of killing herself if the Friar can't help her. ...read more.

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The reason she gives to her parents why she doesn't want to marry is because everything happens too fast, but in fact the real reason is that she has already married Romeo, so it would be an offence against both the country law and the church law if she marries with another person. However she doesn't tell her mother about this directly and says, "I will not marry yet, and when I do, I swear It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, Rather than Paris". Comparing with the argument of Juliet with her mother and her father, the one with her father is more serious, violent and intense. ...read more.

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Juliet immediately asks the Nurse for advice. However the Nurse sides with her parents and asks her to marry Paris. Now Juliet comes to a situation that no one supports and sides with her. Romeo is still banished for Mantua and they probably will not see each other again. On the other sides, her parents ask her to marry Paris, even the Nurse persuades her to do so. However she has secretly married Romeo already, so it would be a crime and sin if she marries Paris. Unfortunately, her father forces her to marry Paris and says he will doesn't obey them. Lastly, she can just go to find the Friar Lawrence but she doesn't expect much because she says if the Friar can't help her, then she will kill herself. ...read more.

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