Romeo And Juliet Character Analysis

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The Character Development of Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a story that only spams the course of four days, however the protagonist Juliet goes through so much change. In this essay I’ll be focusing on how her character develops during the pay. When we are first introduced to Juliet she is quiet, obedient, innocent and deferent. In act 1 scene 3, her mother questions her about her view on marriage, she answers, “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move.” This suggests that she is immature because she had a childish conception of love (one can’t simply try to love). However even though she doesn’t seem very interested she still makes an effort, which emphasises how obedient she is. The quote also features alliteration, which shows she is skilled at putting words together. She is intelligent and creative, and the way she speaks is calm and rhythmic. In the same scene she also says, “madam I am here, what is your will?” she is very polite and speaks briefly showing she keeps to herself when she’s with her mother. Shakespeare probably deliberately presented her this way, where she fits into what is expected of young ladies so that her change in character throughout the play would be more dramatic and interesting. Juliet is presented as a conformist at the beginning and her importance is highly emphasised. She is not very close to her mother, which was usual in those times. In the fist scene where Juliet and Lady Capulet interact we can already sense their distant relationship,

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