Being a messenger for Romeo and Juliet and letting them marry showed a giant amount of deceit towards Lord and Lady Capulet. She showed deceit towards them because her love was so forceful for Juliet. She just wanted the best for Juliet and her to be happy. Juliet was a like a daughter towards the nurse, the nurse raised her up and generate a motherly bond. Paris want to marry Juliet, but Lord Capulet told him “My child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not see the change if fourteen years two more summers wither in their pride.
The phrases “thy beauty hath made me effeminate” and “softened valor’s steel” imply that Romeo blames himself for not protecting Mercutio because of his relationship with Juliet. He puts Mercutio and a man’s bravery second to Juliet because of love. Similarly, the Nurse is Juliet’s mother figure and her confidant. When the Nurse urges Juliet to forget Romeo, Juliet decides to become independent from her for the first time and states, “Thou [Nurse] and my bosom henceforth be twain” [3.5.240]. By using the word “twain”, Juliet cuts off all ties she has with the Nurse.
The Nurse makes mistakes which not only confuse Juliet, but also make her lose trust. In the beginning of the play, she supports Juliet through her actions and behaviour; she helps deliver messages to Romeo in secrecy and even encourages them both to get married. However, when Juliet needs the Nurse’s support the most, she quickly abandons Juliet. She immediately switches from favouring Romeo to taking Paris’ side when asked her opinion. As Juliet is making decisions about Romeo, Nurse states, “Romeo is banish’d; and all the world to nothing, / that he dares ne’er come back to challenge you.” (3.5.214-215).
Lady Capulet responds, “Talk not to me, for I’ll not say a word… Do as thou wilt, for i have done with thee,” (3.5.214-215). It seems very likely that Lady Capulet herself had an arranged marriage with Juliet’s father, and it seems she went along with it obediently. Juliet did not have her mother’s support. Additionally, Juliet had fallen in love with Romeo and the two decided to get married. Lady Capulet, Juliet’s mother, was unaware of the secret marriage and also encouraged the feud between the Capulet’s and Montague’s, creating more tension in Romeo and Juliet’s secret marriage.
Shortly after she discovers that Romeo is a Montague, and an enemy to her family, she becomes torn between her love for Romeo and her loyalty to her family. She says, “My only love sprung from my only hate, too early seen unknown and known too late”. When Juliet is informed by the nurse that her cousin, Tybalt has been killed by Romeo, she has an inner conflict, finding it difficult to believe that her love has killed her cousin, but feeling as if she must still support Romeo, for they are married. She ends up siding with Romeo, and refuses her father’s requests for her to marry Paris. Her father is angered, as she gives no apparent reason for not wanting to marry.
In act 3 scene 2, when the Nurse informs Juliet about Romeo’s banishment and Tybalt's death, Juliet gets despondent. Juliet laments that she will “die” without a wedding night, as a “maiden-widowed”. The nurse tries to up her mood by assuring her that “Romeo will be here at night”. The nurse also knows that Romeo “is hid at Lawrence’ cell” This tells us that although the Nurse knows where Romeo is hiding, she still doesn’t tell that to Lord Capulet, who at that time would be looking to take revenge of Tybalt's death. And on the other hand the nurse promises Juliet that she will bring Romeo to her tonight to “comfort” her, and bringing a Montague to a Capulets mansion is against the rules, so the nurse is going against Lord Capulets authority just for Juliet.
The idea of marriage is shocking to her ,and unexpected.She responds “ It is an honour that I dream not of “. We can tell that she is upset by this , and it is a pressure on her. However at the Capulets Ball , when she is supposed to meet Paris and think of marrying him, , she meets and falls in love with Romeo , the only son if her family´s enemy. As she said :” my only love sprung from my only hate.” Juliet is a dutiful loyal daughter. She is always trying to be sensible.
It is expected of her to do as her father declares, as the good obedient daughter she is. In this day in age, it was unheard of for the woman to choose the man they wanted to marry. These strict gender roles inhibit Juliet from choosing her own path, and holds an influence in her rebellion against her family. Juliet understands what is unfairly expected of her as a female, but continues to fight a losing battle of breaking free from those stereotypical duties. In a conversation with her mother, she inquires what Juliet’s position is on marriage, “Lady Capulet: Tell me, daughter Juliet,/How stands your disposition to be married?
Lady Capulet doesn’t know that Juliet is already married, and as she is venting about how she wants to wreak havoc on Romeo, Juliet agrees, (III.5.105-107) but in quite the opposite way than Lady Capulet means. This shows how they were married without parental permission, because Lady Capulet clearly does not know that Juliet is married to the boy she is ranting on about killing. If Friar would have required them to have gotten parental permission or at least knowledge, the families would have known. This way, Tybalt wouldn’t have fought and killed ... ... middle of paper ... ...vented any of this slippery slope from sliding if he had simply told Romeo and Juliet that he wouldn’t allow them to marry without their parents knowing, and followed his own advice. Despite his best intentions, he could have conducted himself in a better way, and stopped the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
When Shakespeare wrote Othello, women had few rights and little power in society. They had virtually no say in arranging their own marriages, and were expected to marry a suitor chosen by their father. Desdemona, however, despite proposals from various suitors and public discouragement, continues her pursuit of Othello, and marries him. Although she is "…bound [to her father] for life and education…" , she affirms her belief that she belongs with Othello, and has such great love for him, so much that "a heave interim shall support his absence" . Soon after their elopement, envious Iago convinces Othello that Desdemona has been unfaithful to him.