Juliet's Growth Throughout William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Juliet's Growth Throughout William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a play that was written by Shakespeare in 1595. William was born in 1564 and died in 1616 he was the third child of John and Mary Shakespeare. The first two were daughters and William was himself followed by Gilbert who died in 1612 and Richard who died in 1613. Other plays written by William are Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear. The prologue is used to summarise the events of the play. The first quote 'Two households both alike in dignity' tells us that both the Montagues and Capulets are both equal in wealth, social standing and status. We then find out that the play is set in Italy, Verona. The next quote 'ancient grudge' tells us that there is an old feud between both families and 'new mutiny' tells us that the conflict still exists. Then 'civil blood makes civil hands unclean' tells us that the hands are unclean because of the blood, and civil meaning both families born in the same country fighting each other. An important quote is 'fatal lions of these two foes' fatal being an important word as is suggests that the death of Romeo and Juliet had been pre-determined. Then 'star crossed lovers' which means that it was destiny, already written that death was Romeo and Juliet's fate. Another important quote is ' Doth with their death bury their parents strife', this is important because it tells us that Romeo and Juliet's death has broken that ancient grudge that was between the Montagues and Capulets. And the quote ' death marked love', which again tells us it was their destiny to die. In the play Romeo and Juliet we see how Juliet matures t... ... middle of paper ... ... marvellous much. Juliet then says 'O mast wicked fiend' she now sees the nurse as a wicked woman there is a dramatic change in their relationship. Juliet then says 'thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain' here she is saying the relationship between her and the nurse is broken. Throughout Romeo and Juliet we see a dramatic change is Juliets behaviour and the way she is. At first she is the obedient daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet she listens to what they say and does what she is told. She then turns in to an independent and mature woman who thinks for herself and does what she wants to do, this is because she finds Romeo and falls in love. She also turns into the wife of Romeo and then experiences divided loyalty between her parents and husband but is mature and rational about this and supports her husband.
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