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what do we learn about juliet's relationship with other characters in Act 3 scene 5

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Romeo and Juliet During the Elizabethan period, women had to follow the orders of the men in the house, as this was the tradition in that period. They were decided as leaders in the house and therefore, they would decide who their daughter's would marry. They thought they knew what was best for the girl's, which was not always the case, especially not in Juliet's case. This type of social system is led patriarchal. There was no sympathy for the women's side nor was their opinion even considered. If they refused to do what they were told, the male leader of the house would then say things in anger or even physically abuse them. This is exactly like what happened in the play. Lord Capulet wanted Juliet to marry Paris but she did not want to. As a result of this, Lord Capulet called her many names and also put Juliet under threats of making her leave the house. This sort of social system is unfair as the females would have to follow orders, even if it is against their will. ...read more.


She cannot change her mind, as she has no power over her husbands' wishes, even though she also wants best for her daughter. If she did go against Lord Capulet then she would also be called many names and maybe threatened by him. He lived in a patriarchal society which was completely unfair for the women. In her heart she may be disagreeing with Lord Capulet but she did not want to say anything. Lady Capulet tells Juliet about the marriage but she declines. However, when Lord Capulet comes home he thinks Juliet has accepted the proposal. When he finds out about the refusal, he loses his temper and gets extremely angry. Juliet was in a dilemma as she did not want her father to become angry, but at the same time she did not want to marry Paris. Juliet starts to cry in the hope that her Father would show her some sympathy but instead Lord Capulet talks about how he regrets bringing her up to be a woman. ...read more.


While the nurse goes to deliver the message Juliet was very angry. Juliet did not know what to do so she said that she will go to the Friar, to find out what she should do and he can not help also then she may have the power to die. At the end of the scene Juliet is left alone and says "ill to the friar, to know his remedy: if all else fail, myself have power to die. This shows that she is ready to commit suicide if the friar can not help also. This suggests that's Juliet's future is already fated. This scene is a feature of tragedy because at first tybalt dies, then Romeo is banished and finally Lord and Lady Capulet want Juliet to marry Paris. Juliet appeases her parents by telling the nurse to tell them that she will marry Paris but this really was a lie as when the nurse went Juliet changed. The reason she did this was so that Juliet's parents became happy with her and start talking to her again. Juliet only wanted to have Romeo and she would not have Romeo she would rather die. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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