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Write an explanation of the way Juliet feels in Act 3 Scene 2. How much do you sympathise with her?

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GCSE English Coursework Write an explanation of the way Juliet feels in Act 3 Scene 2. How much do you sympathise with her? The act and scene we are analysing is a very important one. This is because of the way Juliet reacts towards the events that face her in this part of the story. This scene is the ultimate example to tell us how Juliet thinks, feels and reacts towards Romeo. Not only is it one of the most interesting parts of the story but it is the most exciting scene, truly we can explore how and why Juliet reacts in the ways she does. Towards the start of the scene Juliet appears in we can tell she feels excitement. Due to the quick marriage they participated in, clearly Juliet wishes to consummate the special bond and wants Romeo to hurry and come. This is shown when she says: 'Gallop apace, your fiery-footed steeds' After this she makes it obvious that he should come in the night so they can make love. ...read more.

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She shows this to us by describing him in great words: 'Romeo is day and he stands out in the night' Ironically Shakespeare uses darkness to describe Romeo, since darkness is one of the main themes in the story and he is directing it at Romeo, this quote reveals to us some foreshadowing of what might happen to him: 'Take him and cut him into little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine' Finally this quote indicates to us that she does feel these emotions such as adoration and love towards Romeo as she says that he is so beautiful he would make the face of heaven look even better than it is now. After some time the nurse enters the scene and is quite anxious to tell Juliet something. By the wringing of her hands we can identify the feelings of anxiousness. The nurse stupidly says that someone is dead but does not say who it is: 'He's dead' Senselessly Juliet believes it is Romeo who is dead and starts to feel very bad. ...read more.

Conclusion

She rather takes Romeo's side than Tybalt's because she loves Romeo. After a bit more feelings of sorrow for Romeo the scene ends and that is it. I sympathise with Juliet because of the circumstances that she has landed herself in by marrying Romeo. From the start of the play we know that she is going to be tormented by this news, this is shown to us from the prologue where it says 'Star crossed lovers' This tells us their fates have already been decided telling us that something bad will happen. She is only a 14 year old girl and is going through the age of maturing where you do feel such emotions as this however, one could argue that she is to young to go through such trauma. In conclusion I do sympathise with Juliet but to a certain extent because she had brought this whole mess to herself by marrying her group's rivals. In my own opinion i do sympathise with her because she is too young to realise what she has landed herself into and therefore has to suffer. By Murad Sayed ...read more.

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