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What happened in Act 3 Scene 5 to make us feel sympathetic towards juliet?

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In act three scene four, lord Capulet is talking to Paris, who is a very rich man and is also related to the Prince. Lord Capulet at this time I think is very nervous and is thinking that because Tybalts' death was so sudden he could easily be next. Which is why I think he offers Juliet's had in marriage to Paris, because he wants his daughter to be safe and looked after when he's gone. Act 3 Scene 5 They are together for the last time, a brief night of happiness. As you listen to Act 3 scene 5, notice how the roles of practical and fanciful change for a moment. Juliet now is indulging in wishful thinking, Romeo concerned with the practical necessity of leaving before dawn. But Juliet soon restores her common sense: "More light and light it grows" And as the dawn breaks, darkness descends on the lovers. Romeo has just been banished from Verona for killing Tybalt his new wife's cousin. So there are tensions in the seen already before lord Capulet talks of marriage to Juliet. ...read more.


You tallow face" ...Which I think would have such a big affect on Juliet, her own father calling her names like that. At this point Juliet telling her farther why she doesn't want to marry may be a bad idea. Due to the fact she's married her fathers worst enemy's son Romeo. This could even make Lord Capulet worse. Lord Capulet then tries to explain his temper with... "God's bread, it makes me mad Day, night, work, play, Alone in company, still my care hath been to have her matched" ...Which tells me that all he's ever been thinking about is his daughters happiness, and it must seem like to him that Juliet has just chucked it back in his face. Lord Capulet has given his word to Paris that he will marry Juliet, and tries to blackmail her with if she doesn't marry Paris then he will disown her. This will have a big effect on Juliet, her father has never acted like this before with her and also because of what happened with Romeo her life had enough problems. ...read more.


How many fourteen year olds today would do that? At fourteen she's seems years beyond her age, yet at the same time still seem very na�ve. When her father tells her she's marrying Paris, she would rather die than marry him. She decides to take the potion that the Friar will give her because she sees it as the only way of getting out of marrying Paris. She is prepared to take the potion even though she knows there is a possibility of it being poison. ` What if it be a poison which the Friar Subtly hath ministered to have me dead, ` The plan should have worked out perfectly, but it didn't. A series of unfortunate events ruined everything. Another thing that needs to be taken into account is the trouble that Tybalt stirred up. When Romeo and Juliet were up against that, what chance did they really have of surviving? I think that Juliet deserves the most sympathy, she had it the toughest. And when it seemed as if the whole world was against her, she fought back and even though things did not turn out the way they should have done, she carried on until the final end. ...read more.

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