How Does Juliet Mature

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Juliet Transforms In William Shakespeare 's play Romeo and Juliet, Juliet grows from and young, innocent girl to a mature, independent women as a result of falling in love. In I:iii of the play, Juliet is still a girl who lacks experience and maturity. For example, the nurse wants to live long enough to see juliet get married: “An I might live to see thee married once, I have my wish” (I:iii, 60-61). This shows that Juliet is immature because the nurse is worried about living long enough and if Juliet was old enough and mature, she wouldn’t have to worry about that. Also, Juliet’s response when her mother asks her about how she feels about marriage is that marriage is important but she doesn’t want to get married: “It is an honour that I…show more content…
For example, as the scene opens, Juliet is imagining her and Romeo having sexual intercourse: “Lovers can see to do their amorous rites by their own beauties” (III:ii, 11). This shows that Juliet is mature because she is starting to think about stuff adults do. Also, when the nurse calls on shame to Romeo, Juliet contradicts her by telling her to shut up: “Blister’d by thy tongue” (III:ii, 20). This shows that Juliet is mature and makes her own decisions because now she doesn’t say what the nurse tells her to say but what she feels and thinks. In addition, Juliet won’t speak ill of “him who killed her cousin” because she says that why should she if that is her husband: “Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?” (III:ii, 22). This shows that she is more mature because now she has her husband and she should defend him. Also, according to Juliet, she shouldn’t be crying because her husband could have been killed instead of her cousin: “That villain cousin would have kill’d my husband” (III:ii, 101). This shows that she is now making her own decisions and becoming an independent woman because now she doesn’t just cry because the nurse is crying, she thinks about her husband
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