Lord Capulet’s own free will forced Romeo and Juliet to pursue actions, such as marriage, that inevitably resulted in their deaths, which is demonstrated through Shakespeare’s use of foreshadowing. In Verona, there are expectations for young girls that they marry a fine man and labor babies, especially in high-class families such as Montague and Capulet. In the Capulet family, Lord Capulet has prepared a bridegroom, Paris, for his fourteen year old daughter, Juliet. Although, Juliet refuses to marry Paris because she is secretly already married to Romeo, but her father does not know that. As a result of Juliet expressing that she does not want to marry Paris, Lord Capulet angrily replies to her disobedience, “But fettle your fine joints’ gainst
Lady Capulet tried to talk Juliet into marrying Paris by saying, “Well, think of marriage now; younger than you, Here in Verona ladies of esteem, Are made already mothers: by my count, I was your mother much upon these years That you are now a maid. Thus then in brief: The valiant Paris seeks you for his love…(Doc B)” This was her mother's way of saying that Juliet should marry Paris, because he is a good man that can take care of her. Also she is trying to point out that she was much younger than Juliet when she married her father. When Juliet doesn't see eye to eye with her mom, her father steps in and tries to convince Juliet to marry Paris.
In the beginning, Juliet was a shy innocent girl who always obeyed her parents. The quote by Lord Capulet, “My child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seen the charge of fourteen years. . . " shows how she was immature and not ready to endure all of the love she had with Romeo. However, Romeo brought passion and excitement into Juliet’s life. He challenged her to think beyond what her parents wanted.
In Shakespeare’s “ The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” there is someone to blame for the death of these two star-crossed lovers. One might say the houses are the ones to be blamed. The prologue states “ Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny…” (DQB Project, “Who’s to Blame?”, Document A) meaning the two houses has been fighting and against each other for possibly centuries. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet, but due to this grudge they cannot see each other nor love each other.
"My child is yet a stranger in the world; She hath not seen the change of fourteen years, Let two more summers wither in their pride, Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride" (Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 8-11). Lord Capulet initially refuses Paris's proposal, claiming that Juliet is too young to get married. However, he changes his mind after seeing the benefits of the union, such as social status and political influence. His decision to force Juliet into an unwanted marriage becomes the catalyst for the tragic
She is the only person that supports their marriage just because she wants them to be happy. The nurse helps Juliet out of pure love, and is the steady, supporting mother figure in her life. She is the least selfish and most mature character in the play. In Act II, Scene V, Line XXVII,
In the story Juliet’s caretaker,the nurse, they have a stronger bond than Juliet has with her own mother. Because of this Juliet is closer to the Nurse than her mother and the Nurse can influence her decisions because of their bond, the Nurse plays a key part in uniting Romeo and Juliet. One Way Juliet is closer to the Nurse is because the nurse raised Juliet ever since she was a baby “ And she was weaned—I never shall forget it, Of all the days of the year, upon that day. For I had then laid wormwood to my dug, Sitting in the sun under the dovehouse wall.
Interesting facts Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare that Baz Lurhman made a modern representation of. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as Romeo and Juliet. Even though the film is a modern representation, it’s still roughly using the original script, which means that the English they speak is from the 1600s. Lurhman does a good job keeping the script as original as possible. An example of this is that even though the characters are carrying modern firearms, they refer to them as swords, just like Shakespeare did in the original script.
The Nurse helped out Juliet when her Parents could not. “As I told you my young lady bade me inquire you out; what she bade me say, I will keep to myself”(Act II.II.148-149). The Nurse has offered to keep the secret of the marriage between the two young ones and she will not tell anyone about it. After the Nursze comes back from visting Romeo she finds ways to not tell Juliet the good news instead she starts talking about other things, the Nurse also knows how delighted juliet will be once when she finds out about the wedding “Your love says, like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind,...where is your mother?”(Act II.II.55-57). The day of Mercutio and Tybalt 's death she did not think Romeo would do such a thing, and now her thoughts about Romeo have changed instead she thinks Romeo would end up hurting her young lady.
“Maturity is not by age, but the acceptance of your responsibilities” (Unknown). In William Shakespeare 's, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, who is a Montague and Juliet, who is a Capulet, met at a Capulet party. Romeo went to the party and met Juliet. They fell in love and got married the next day. Later that day, Romeo kills Juliet 's cousin, Tybalt.
“I’ll look to like, if looking liking move” (21). The conversation was about the arranged marriage in which Juliet don’t even know whom she is going to marry. Shakespeare demonstrates Juliet’s innocence through dialogue, metaphor and imagery. Juliet’s innocence is proven through the use of dialogue that showcasing her immaturity and obedience.
In this case, it seems that Juliet has not had as much bonding with her Lady Capulet as much as she has with the nurse. Lady Capulet has always needed a person to help her even when it is something that she has been doing for years. Some people may argue that she doesn’t take care of her child as much
Lastly, Shakespeare uses Romeo and Juliet to show true love. Nurse shows parental love to Juliet throughout the play. Despite being a servant to the Capulet household, she has a role equivalent to that of Juliet’s mothers and regards Juliet as her own. Even with the fact that Nurse is not the birth mother of Juliet, she still treats Juliet like a daughter. Nurse cares about Juliet and wants her to be happy and find success.”