Discussing The Significance Of Gender Roles In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Describe the novel’s settings by choosing an act and explain the significance of each scene: In the first act of the play it explains the family feud, gender role, and how Romeo and Juliet’s young love was composed. The first scene has a fight as it’s opening to not only attract the audience, but to describe the Capulets and Montagues family feud. Then following the fight, Romeo enters and speaks to Benvolio about how he is infatuated about a girl, Rosaline, who doesn’t desire him. Following the first scene, Lord Capulet is talking to Paris, a suitor in the play, about letting him marry his daughter. During this conversation Paris had convinced Lord Capulet and made a plan for Juliet to fall in love with Paris by inviting him to a feast. This is when Lord Capulet had his servant ,who was illiterate, go out with a list of people to invite to the feast, since he couldn’t read he asked two bystanders if they would read the list for him.…show more content…
Because of this scene Romeo is able to see Juliet for the first at the feast that the Capulets have erected. Finally after most of the men scenes showing that they are the “dominant” gender, the matriarchs and other women are introduced in scene three where Lady Capulet calls for Juliet and her Nurse to explain to her what Paris has offered and what her father would like her to do. The Nurse, who is practically Juliet’s mother, begins to go on a rant with sexual jokes that describe what Juliet may do on the night of her wedding day. Juliet is at the age of thirteen and does not yet fathom the concept of marriage and sarcastically agrees to what her parents have set before
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