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Romeo & Juliet - In this essay I intend to explain how Juliet's mood changes in Act III, scene V. I will discuss how the other character's moods affect how Juliet's mood changes.

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Romeo & Juliet In this essay I intend to explain how Juliet's mood changes in Act III, scene V. I will discuss how the other character's moods affect how Juliet's mood changes. Four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a popular play that continues to capture the imagination and emotions of people around the world. The drama portrays the passionate, violent and often desperate lives of the youth of Verona. Even today, the tragedy resembles a blueprint of the problems that the adolescents of the twentieth century must face each day. In this play, Shakespeare explores the pitfalls of young love and the consequences they receive from their actions. They explained their love to be true love and they knew that they had to be together, even though their families were enemies and it was truly forbidden for the two of them to marry. The whole idea of love in Romeo's and Juliet's thoughts was totally misunderstood, and they demonstrated in many sections of the play that they truly did not know what true love was. This scene is set in Capulet's Orchard. "Romeo has just left Juliet for Mantua after spending their wedding night together". The characters in this scene are: Lady Capulet, Juliet, Capulet and Nurse. ...read more.

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take me with you, take me with you, wife. How! Will she none? Doth she not give us thanks? Is she not proud? Doth she not give us thanks? Is she not proud? doth she not count her blest, Unworthy as she is, that we have wrought so worthy a gentlemen to be her bridegroom? I think that Capulet isn't being fair to Juliet. He doesn't even give her a chance to speak. She even kneels down to him "Good father, I beseech you on my knees," this demonstrates how much power Capulet has over Juliet. Lady Capulet supports her husband because she also wants Juliet to get married to Paris, the line showing this says "Talk not to me, for I'll not speak a word: do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee." This tells us that she isn't very delighted at Juliet's decision. Juliet is left alone and without much support at the end of this scene. By the end of the scene she feels hopeless and somewhat depressed, the lines which relate to this read "Ancient damnation! O most wicked fiend! Is it more sin to wish me thus forsworn, Or to dispraise my lord with that same tongue". She'd rather die than have this wedding take place "If all else fail, myself have power to die." ...read more.

Conclusion

The love in the story is not only shown between Romeo and Juliet. It is also shown in the form of filial love between Romeo and Mercutio. Romeo 'loved' Mercutio as a friend so much that he would vow revenge on the person that brought upon his death. The friendship was everlasting and would always be treasured by Romeo, even after Mercutio's death. Other love was shown between Juliet and the Nurse. Juliet grew up with the nurse by her side all the time. The nurse was more of a mother to Juliet than Lady Capulet ever was. Romeo's parents cared for him much deeper than Juliet's did for her. His mother was always worried or concerned about where he was and what he was doing, hoping he wouldn't get caught up in any trouble. Shakespeare also shows paternal love to go along with the others in the text. I guess that you could say that their was a bit of love from Juliet's parents towards her in that they only wanted what they thought was best for her as well as getting what they want at the same time. They imagine that Juliet would be happy living her life with Paris, although Lady Capulet was much more loving than her husband was. Romeo and Juliet is a story purely based on love. ...read more.

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