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Towhat extent does Juliet change and develop in the play “Romeo and Juliet”.

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To what extent does Juliet change and develop in the play "Romeo and Juliet" At the beginning of the play Romeo is in love with Rosaline. He attends a party held by Lord Capulet, this is where he meets Juliet and becomes infatuated with her. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet a Capulet two families at war with each other. Throughout the play we are constantly reminded about the feud between the two families. Secretly Romeo and Juliet get married. As the two families hate each other, many street brawls take place, one in particular, where Mercutio, Romeo's friend gets killed. Romeo avenges his friend by killing Tybalt, the Capulet that killed Mercutio. Romeo is banished from Verona (where the play is set) by the prince. He is advised by Friar Lawrence to move to the nearby village of Mantua. Juliet is made to marry her suitor, Count Paris by her parents, but she is already married to Romeo. She seeks advice from the Friar. He suggested, that the night before she is to marry Paris she is to take a potion to make her appear dead. ...read more.

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As children died at early ages. They were treated like property between important families and not as human beings. Shakespeare believed that men and women should be equal. He shows this through Juliet, even though she is in the beginning a quiet obedient girl, she is very intelligent. Juliet is more intelligent than Romeo in the play, which shows us of Shakespeare's attitude towards women. At the beginning of the play we see Juliet as a very obedient girl towards her parents. We see this first in Act 1 scene 3: "Madam, I am here. What is your will?" The way in which she addresses her mother in this quote shows her obedience. She is also a very intelligent girl that has lived a sheltered life, all her life she had obeyed her parents. When we first meet Juliet, she is a very modest, subdued, quiet girl without knowledge of the nature and power of love. When her mother suggests that Paris might make a good husband Juliet imply replies, "I'll look like, if looking liking move. ...read more.

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In the balcony scene Juliet develops into a young woman, she has much stronger sexual feelings for Romeo, as she say "take all myself" this shows Juliet is ready for a sexual relationship unlike before. She realise she is in love with Romeo. When Romeo is leaving, she knows he has to go but cannot bear the thought of parting with him. "Tis almost morning I would have thee gone. And yet no farther than a wantons bird." This is what she says as she knows he needs to leave, she expresses her feelings bye saying she doesn't want him to go. In this scene we see a young Juliet blossoming to a woman. There are many love scenes in the play Romeo and Juliet. These scenes between the two are very romantic and passionate. We can see this through the sonnets, in which they speak. When Romeo and Juliet first meet their conversation is in the form of Shakespearean sonnets. Even thought they both come from feuding families, Romeo and Juliet don't care; their love for each other is too strong, because they were true to each other they ignored the feuding families. The love scenes bring out and show how much Romeo and Juliet love each other. ...read more.

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