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To what extent has Juliet grown, since the Start of the Play

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To what extent has Juliet grown, since the Start of the Play In Romeo and Juliet, there are many things that manipulate Juliet's path of growth, in terms of mentality. This would include things like:- The Nurse, Juliet's Parents, Romeo and Fate. One of the most important issues in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is that of choice. Do the characters have the ability to choose what they want to do, or are they simply destined to take part in death and destruction? There is more than enough evidence of both fate and fortune in the play, and the presence of both greatly affects the interpretation of the plot and the characters. Fate, as a dominating force is manifested from the very beginning of the play. Fate introduces the power of fortune in the opening prologue when we are told that Romeo and Juliet are: "star-crossed" (destined for bad luck) and "death-marked," and that their death will end their parents' feud. Fate and fortune are closely related in the play. ...read more.

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The next scene is where Romeo and Juliet finally meet. This is the only scene, where the theme of love emerges, with no act of violence. Romeo first impressions of Juliet are, that she is beautiful, "for I ne'er saw true beauty till this night" Romeo believes Juliet to be, "a rich jewel in Ethiops ear" It is from this point that the tension and theme changes, to a "new mutiny" Tybalt, who is very wary of the Montagues, decides to confront Romeo. If it were not for Lord Capulet, who defended Romeo, Tybalt may have ended the relationship before it had even started, "Romeo is well regarded in Verona" Tybalt however, vows that he will not let the indignity pass. At the point of argument between Tybalt and Lord Capulet, Capulet seems to be the antithesis of Tybalt. Which again is ironic, because later in the play, he will be very much like Tybalt. When Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time, they kiss. ...read more.

Conclusion

She already begun to mature into a young woman. The most drastic changes with Juliet takes place in Act III Scene V, where she sleeps with Romeo to become a woman. After the loss of Tybalt, Lord Capulet assumes the personality of Paris earlier in the play, and decides to wed Juliet and Paris, very soon. However, Juliet, argues that she does not want to marry Paris, her second real step to becoming a women. This is the first time she defies her parents, directly in front of them. However, angered by this, Juliets father, Lord Capulet does not take this lightly. After being forced to marry, Juliet takes a poison that will make her look and feel dead for 24 hours. This is the last scene to Romeo and Juliet where they are together. All that was predicted by fate has come true. Both die along side each other, as their parents' feud finally comes to an end. During the play, Juliet has grown a lot in mental terms. She had defied her parents many times, married Romeo, made drastic decisions on her own and died for what she believed in. ?? ?? ?? ?? Mayurren Rajadurai ...read more.

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