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What do we find out about Juliet in act3 scene 5

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Romeo and Juliet. Act 3 scene 5 is a very pivotal moment in Romeo and Juliet, for it exposes all that is wrong in with Juliet. In this essay I will analyse Juliet's issues; which are mainly sexism in the Shakespearian times, the banishment of Romeo, the concept of love, and many other things. In act 1 scene 2, Paris is asking Capulet weather he can take Juliet's hand in marriage. At this point, Capulet is being very reluctant to give Juliet to Paris because he believes that Juliet is too young and Na�ve. He also seems to believe that Juliet should choose herself and that he should not interfere with her love life. "But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart, my will to her consent is but a part" By saying this, Capulet showing to Paris that he should ask Juliet for her hand personally, instead of asking her father, because it is not up to him to decide. He is also trying to explain the fact that Juliet has to actually love Paris to marry him, and that Paris should "get her heart" to, in a way, win he heart. ...read more.


When Capulet enters in act 3 scene 5 to tell Juliet that she will be marrying Paris he seems to be very excited about it. "How now! A conduit, girl? What, still in tears? Evermore showering? In one little body thou counterfeit's a bark, a sea, a wind; for thy eyes, which I may call the sea" The way in which Shakespeare uses a lot of exclamations and questions, he implies that Capulet is very excited and very glad to tell Juliet about the marriage, thinking that all her problems will go and everyone will be happy again. This is particularly showed when Capulet says: "still in tears?" he using a rhetorical question to say that he has the answer to her problem, Shakespeare does this to, again, emphasise the fact that Capulet is very excited about giving Juliet the 'good' news. Capulet finishes by asking his wife whether she told Juliet about their agreement with Paris, only to realise that Juliet, although appreciating the gesture, has no intentions on marrying Paris. Capulet clearly wants Juliet to be happy, but she has now crossed the line; she has confronted her own father. ...read more.


This would have a huge impact in their relationship as Capulet is saying that he wants to disown Juliet, and I believe any daughter would probably never speak to their father again if they were to do such. Capulet's language in this scene is not only a way of offending Juliet; it is also a way of reflecting Juliet's fate. "You green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage! You tallow-face!" The word Carrion means dead or decaying flesh. The use of the word carrion is reflecting to the prologue, where Shakespeare clearly states that Romeo and Juliet are both going to die. I think that Shakespeare has chosen Capulet's lines very carefully so that they would be clandestinely ambiguous. Shakespeare also does this to constantly remind us that this is a tragedy and that there will be a tragic ending. After being lectured by her father; Juliet goes to the nurse to help her, believing that the nurse will take her side. "O nurse, how shall this be prevented?" In the way that Juliet says "O nurse" she is clearly putting all her trust into the nurse having a solution; but the nurse only ...read more.

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