In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s use of stylized language promotes a deeper understanding of Juliet’s struggle with her conflicting feelings for Romeo. Specifically, she shows her adversity through her monologue of paradox. In this scene, her nurse confesses to Juliet that Romeo, her beloved husband, has killed Tybalt, her kinsman. This leaves Juliet conflicted; she doesn’t know what to do, how to act, or who to choose. This passage is important because it not only shows that Juliet is confused about her feelings for Romeo, but also that she feels as though she is a victim of deceit, and for one fleeting moment, is unsure of whether or not she can trust him.
She is able to deceive the Nurse from suspecting that she fell in love with Romeo. Furthermore, Juliet struggles with another problem when her parents decide that she was to marry the Count Paris when she was already married to Romeo. When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, she states, “I will not even marry yet, and when I do I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris.” (III.v.126). She is not obedient to her parents like she used to. She also starts to speak out on her behalf.
In Document D, Juliet tells her mother, “... He shall not make me there a joyful bride...”. This demonstrates how Juliet feels about marrying Paris, but she could have just avoided this by actually telling the truth about her being married with Romeo. With all the evidence provided, it shows that Juliet was also to blame due to her not thinking about better decisions about handling her little problems that can be dealt with
She has to take on the role of a mother for Juliet, and help make important decisions in Juliet’s life. Throughout the play, it becomes more and more evident that the Nurse has taken on the role of a mother because Juliet does not talk to anyone but the Nurse about the most important decisions in her life such as marrying Romeo and Paris. The Nurse tolerates Romeo and Juliet’s relationship despite them being from rivaling families because she loves Juliet like a daughter and wants her to be happy. She encourages Juliet to marry Paris because she thinks it is in Juliet’s best interest and despite her efforts she is unable to understand Juliet’s feelings for Romeo. The Nurse is the only one who knows what is going on in Juliet’s life during much of the play.
She has to take on the role of a mother for Juliet, and help make important decisions in Juliet’s life. Throughout the play, it becomes more and more evident that the Nurse has taken on the role of her mother. It becomes obvious when Juliet does not talk to anyone but the Nurse about important decisions in her life such as marrying Romeo and Paris. The Nurse tolerates Romeo and Juliet’s relationship despite them being from rivaling families because she loves Juliet like a daughter and wants her to be happy. She encourages Juliet to marry Paris because she thinks it is in Juliet’s best interest and despite her efforts, she is unable to understand Juliet’s feelings for Romeo.
Antigone shows this when she makes the decision to bury her brothers body, and Juliet when she decides to fake her death. These girls have beliefs contrary to those that they are surrounded with and taught in everyday society. Love clouds the judgement of Juliet when she considers how life could be if she stayed with her family, and she decides it would make the most sense to fake her death to live happily with him. Antigone buries the body of her brother Polynices, and her safety is compromised by this act of love and respect for the Gods and her family. Their male partners have a critical role in these stories and character’s lives as well.
Clearly the idea of identity in Romeo and Juliet contributes to a great conflict within the famous play. Each family were in a different social class and Juliet's gender played a major role in the idea of Independence and privacy against her her own family! Juliet only being 13 or 14 was a major contributing factor to the theme of identity as a young female in the Middle Ages such a play would have been absolutely shocking during shakespeare's era because of her outright disownment of her wealthy family for a lover of a lower social class. We see this in other literature and movies such as mixed races where individuals have fallen in love with each other families disown each other because of societal pressure and societal norms of racism and discrimination. This play, Romeo and Juliet touches upon those societal problems that are timeless especially with individuals wanting to fall in love with a lower social class or an individual that is from a different wealth class.
Juliet doesn’t care if she needs to leave her own family for Rome’s love. She struggles with the conflict between her feelings for Romeo and her knowledge that he is an enemy of her family. In this quote Juliet says that ‘’ Wherefore art thou Romeo?’’. She is basically asking herself that why the love of her life needs to be from the Montague’s family. The fourth conflict happens when Romeo states his quote in Act V, Scene I, "Then I defy you, stars!”.
In theory, this should have caused Juliet to feel pure hatred towards Romeo. Ironically, Tybalt 's death brought the couple even closer together in love. However, the Capulet family did not know of the secret relationship and wanted to put Romeo to his death. Tybalt 's death affected each member of the Capulet family and moved the plot closer to its tragic ending. As Tybalt 's legacy, Romeo was exiled from Verona, and for a time, could not see Juliet anymore.
This archetype is usually used between the colliding of characters, an example of this is the conflict between the Capulets and the Montagues. Also, Shakespeare uses this archetype often in the secret relationship between Romeo and Juliet as loving in these two families are notably forbidden as they are in hefty conflict. As they love behind each of their backs of Capulet and the Montagues. To begin, in a scene, in which Paris and Capulet discuss earnestly of Paris’s true love en route against Juliet and his desire for marriage and Capulet empathically understanding the true love and the beauty of women who are invited to the party that shines its pure beauty. Dark vs light was mentioned when Capulet says: