After the nurse realizes that Juliet and Romeo love each other, she doesn’t stop it; instead, she agrees to carry the message to Romeo, although she knows Romeo is a Montague. After the Nurse has a secret meeting with Romeo, she teases Juliet and praises Romeo as a handsome and nice young man. She does not explain to Juliet the problems of loving Romeo. She helps and encourages Juliet to get to Friar Laurence’s cell to get married. The Nurse doesn’t consider the dangerous result of this action.
They not only treat her horribly, but also force her to marry someone she is not interested in and barely knows. The Capulets tell her to either marry Paris or they will disown her and let her die. When Lady Capulet is talking about Paris to Juliet, she asks, “What say you? Can you like the gentleman?” (1.3.80). She pretends to care about Juliet’s feelings and desires, but it is soon revealed that Lady Capulet would rather have her daughter killed than be disobeyed.
We also know Act 1, Scene 5 is dramatically effective because we are told when Romeo and Juliet meet they will become: ‘Star crossed lovers’ We know it is doomed love because it also says: ‘Take their life’ ‘Death-marked love’ The drama is built up before Romeo and Juliet meet. Romeo is keeping to himself and prefers night to day. He is already in love with someone else. Rosaline but she doesn’t feel the same. It is shown in this quotation: ‘Well in hit you miss: She’ll not be hit with cupid’s arrow’ The audience is told that Paris wants to marry Juliet but her father disagrees because he feels she is too young, however he invites Paris to the party to win Juliet’s heart.
One example of Juliet misnaming her emotions comes from during the ball. After she finds out Romeo’s identity, Juliet says, “My only love, sprung from my only hate!/ Too early seen unknown, and known too late!/ Prodigious birth of love it is to me/ That I must love a loathed enemy.” (Shakespeare 1.5.154-157) Here she is describing Romeo as her only love in life, a claim which cannot be true since she hardly knows anything about him and has only met him once. Another example of this comes from the beginning of the balcony scene, where Juliet promises to give up her family for Romeo because of her love for him (Shakespeare 2.2.36-37). In this instance, Juliet is making a dangerous promise to a person she only just met- a decision more foolish than loving. Yet another example of Juliet’s words describing her feelings as love rather than lust can be found in the final scene of the second act where Juliet says, “But my true love is grown to such excess/ I cannot sum up sum of half my wealth.” (Shakespeare 2.6.35-36) Here Juliet reveals that she considers her love for Romeo her greatest possession.
The theme of love is highlighted effectively in Romeo and Juliet. At the play's beginning, Romeo describes his infatuation for Rosaline. His feelings are not returned and this means that he feels desolate: he shuts himself away from his friends and family. Shakespeare allows his audience to see that unrequited love can be painful. However when Romeo meets Juliet, all thoughts of Rosaline disappear.
Should people be allowed to break the set laws of society for their own desires? In the famous play “Romeo and Juliet” these laws have affected the main character Juliet in many ways. In this play these laws not only prevent her from having true happiness with Romeo, but they also force Juliet into a marriage that she does not even want. They even force her to have a fake her own death to be with her one true love; however, Juliet breaks these set laws though to have true happiness with the one she loves. Although Juliet goes against society, she does it in order to be happy with Romeo, avoid being wed to Paris, and not having to listen to her family.
They are both aware that their families would not approve of them being together, let alone getting married, so they get married in secret with the help of Friar Laurence and Nurse. All was going well until Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, in order to get revenge for Tybalt killing someone in his family. He is banished by Prince.Juliet’s parents then tell her she is to marry Paris. At first, Juliet refuses, but then later agrees to marry Paris because of Friar
Later on in the book, Juliet tries to think of ways to avoid her marriage to Paris. Juliet’s parents want her to marry Paris. She loves her parents but can’t begin to explain the difficult situation she is in. Juliet is confused and goes to Friar Lawrence for help and he advises her to get a dagger and some poison and fake her death. Romeo is a person who is always moving around.
Let’s talk; It is not yet day.” Shakespeare hints at tragedy by Juliet having a premonition of Romeo dying. “…Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low As one dead in the bottom of a tomb…” This helps the audience anticipate what will happen in the rest of the play. Lady Capulet enters the room to talk to Juliet about marrying Paris. Juliet is very clever at this point because she is speaking with double meanings and this misleads her mother think that she hates Romeo. “Indeed I shall never be Satisfied until I behold him -Dead-.” Later on in the scene Juliet is sarcastically plotting to poison Romeo, this is quite ironic because Romeo indeed does poison himself when he hears about Juliet’s ‘death’ “To bear a poison, I would Temper it.” Juliet’s character develops from an obedient and seemingly innocent young girl to a clever, manipulative woman, she uses this to trick her
When speaking to her mother about marrying Paris, she says, “It is an honor that I dream not of” (Shakespeare 1. 3. 66). Showing that Juliet has never really thought about love and marriage, making her not ready. This contrasts with her mother and father, who have already planned to