Essay On Women's Rights In Romeo And Juliet

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Women’s Rights In Romeo and Juliet Juliet being forced into marriage, showed how little input women had during the Renaissance period. Renaissance is a period in which the ancient writing of Greece and Rome, “Rebirthed”, or came back into practice. During the Renaissance period, women had limited, to no rights. They were required to follow orders made by their husband’s or superior male figure. This is presented in the play Romeo and Juliet made by William Shakespeare. You will notice that throughout the play women’s rights played a huge role in the story, mainly in Juliet’s decision making. In the play Romeo and Juliet, the submissive characteristics of Juliet, show the control men had over women at the time. Juliet allowed Lord Capulet…show more content…
In other words, she ended her own life rather than staying alive and working through the problems. He showed how women acted during the Renaissance period, dependent and confidential. Women were expected to act in such way, because of this, they adapted to that behavior and became submissive. Women lost their sight of strength and dominance, which played a role in Juliet’s death. Juliet decided that without her true love, she couldn’t live. Meaning she couldn’t be alone and independent, so it resulted in her life ending. Creating the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet. In the play, Act 4, Juliet says, “My dismal scene I needs must act alone.” Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet, made by William Shakespeare, it is evident that during the Renaissance period, women had very little to no input. Women became less strong and didn’t find the courage to act on their own or solve problems on their own. Juliet may have ended her own life because she truly loved Romeo, or she didn’t want to face the tragedy on her own. In conclusion, women’s rights played a huge role in the play Romeo and Juliet and could be one of the deeper meanings within the
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