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Write an Explanation of the Way Juliet Feels in Act 3 Scene2. How much do you Sympathise with Her?

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Write an Explanation of the Way Juliet Feels in Act 3 Scene2. How much do you Sympathise with Her? In Act 3 Scene 2, Juliet experiences many different & strong emotions. This essay is to explain the reasons why she experiences these feelings. From excitement & joy to anger & resentment, from complete despair, she finds hope & towards the end she is strongly thinking about committing suicide. It goes from one extreme emotion to another. This scene explores her thoughts & feelings about Romeo & what he really is like. This scene is one of the most dramatic & exciting scenes in the play Romeo & Juliet. At the beginning of the scene, she feels excitement. Since that Romeo & Juliet have gotten married secretly, she wants Romeo to hurry up, so that they consummate their marriage. We know that Juliet wants to Romeo to hurry because she said, 'Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds'. She wants Romeo to come at night because it is the only time that they can consummate their marriage because no one can see Romeo enter the Capulet mansion, the darkness hides Romeo. Darkness is one of the main themes in this scene. She said, 'and bring in cloudy night immediately. Spread thy close curtain, love performing night', this shows us that she wants night to come. ...read more.


You feel sympathetic towards him because it wasn't his fault that he killed Tybalt, he would have died if he didn't kill Tybalt. Juliet than defends Romeo & regains her loyalty to him. When the nurse starts to betray Romeo, Juliet starts to defend him & tells the nurse to stop it, ' Blister'd be thy tongue for such a wish! He was not born to shame'. She admits she was wrong, 'O, what a beast was I to chide at him!'. The nurse then says why are you speaking well of him when he killed your cousin, 'Will you speak well of him that kill'd your cousin?'. Juliet replies, 'Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?', should I say rude things about my husband. This also shows us that she is loyal to her husband. She starts to be logical about the situation & finds reasons why he had to kill Tybalt, ' My husband lives, that Tybalt would have slain, Ands Tybalt's dead that would have slain my husband; All this is comfort; wherefore weep I then?'. She chooses Romeo side, instead of Tybalt's & questions why she ever tormented Romeo. She questions whether or not she has ruined her marriage & she betrayed Romeo, 'When I, thy three-hours wife, have mangled it?'. Romeo is the most important thing in Juliet will ever have in her life. ...read more.


We see a lot of the of the Capulet family because Shakespeare wants us to hate the Capulet family & how cruel they treat their daughter. The Montague family is kind because at the start of the play, Romeo is upset & their parents ask why he is upset. Shakespeare uses this irony to make us hate the Capulet family, but feel synthetic towards Juliet. This family feud is the reason why they have to secretive. The only reason the Friar married them because he believed that the feud would be over if they got married. The feud was also the reason they had to commit suicide because if Romeo hadn't killed Tybalt, he wouldn't have been banished & he could see Juliet. In some cases, people would say Juliet is annoying because she's always goes over the top about something, but you have to sympathise because if you don't you won't understand the story. You can relate to Juliet because we all say awful things to someone, but then say nice things, like when Juliet defended Romeo. In Act 3 Scene 2, Juliet experiences many different emotions & doesn't know what to do. She feels like she wants to commit suicide, when she realizes that she will never see Romeo again. In this scene, you have to sympathise with Juliet because it isn't her fault she has to do this, it was their destiny & they can't help it. ...read more.

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