Examples Of Strong Women In Romeo And Juliet

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Every woman is strong. Anything can happen to anyone in life, but they have to be strong to face it. Some women may have to marry someone they truly don’t love. They fall for someone that’s an enemy, or parents don’t approve. In Romeo and Juliet there are many strong women, which shows women can indeed be strong. Juliet, the Nurse and Lady Capulet are 3 very strong women in Romeo and Juliet.

Juliet is one strong woman in Romeo and Juliet. She had many situations where she was built to be strong. For example, “Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband… that villain cousin would have killed my husband” (Shakespeare 3.2.92+101). Juliet stood by Romeo’s side, even though he murdered her dear cousin, Tybalt. Tybalt was like a “brother” to her, …show more content…

Although Juliet is strong, Lady Capulet was capable of being stronger. For example, “Tybalt, my cousin! O my brother’s child! O Prince! O cousin! O husband! O, the blood is spilled Of my dear kinsman! Prince, as thou art true, For blood ours shed blood of Montague. O cousin, cousin!” (3.1.139-144). Lady Capulet was strong throughout Tybalt’s death because he was a “brother” or best friend to Juliet, and Lady Capulet had lost her dear nephew. Another example, “O me, O me! My child, my only life! Revive, look up, or I will die with thee!” (4.5.19-20). Lady Capulet was strong because she had lost her only child. She couldn’t bear knowing she had lost her child. She would rather die with Juliet then live without …show more content…

“Good Peter, to hide her face, for her fan's the fairer of the two” (2.4.94-95). Mercutio was basically calling the Nurse ugly, saying the fan looked better than the Nurse she was strong because he was bullying her, and it hurt her feelings. Another reason, “O Tybalt, Tybalt, the best friend I had! O courteous Tybalt! Honest gentleman! That ever I should live to see thee dead!” (3.2.61-63). She was strong about Tybalt’s death, her best of friend. The Nurse was as well strong about Juliet’s decision of standing by Romeo. “Hie to your chamber. I’ll find Romeo To comfort you”(3.2.38-39). She accepted that Juliet was on his side. Yet she didn’t want to see Juliet sad

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