Romeo And Juliet Patriarchy Analysis

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Throughout Act 2, Scenes 1 and 2 of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the dynamic female character, Juliet, defies patriarchy. While Juliet was talking to Romeo, she asked him, “Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say “Ay” And I will take thy word. Yet, if thou swear’st, Thou mayst prove false” (Act 2 Scene 2 Lines 90-93). During the time era of Romeo and Juliet, females were supposed to be proper and could not use informal words such as “thou” and “thee.” Juliet’s use of the word “thou” shows that she doesn’t believe in a patriarchy and wants her role in their relationship to be equal. Furthermore, Juliet asked Romeo if he truly loved her to make sure he will oblige to her conditions in their relationship. Another example where Juliet
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