Romeo And Juliet Relatable Essay

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Romeo and Juliet is a timeless play written by William Shakespeare. It is about two teens that want nothing more than to be together. But cannot, due to the constant rivalry between the families. They were both strong, brave and emotional; which drove them to make extreme decisions without thinking twice. After reading this, I found Juliet to be more relatable not only to myself but to other people as well. Her impulsive actions, rebellious behaviour and relationship problems with the people around her make an easily relatable character.

The female protagonist was only thirteen when she claimed to have found the love of her life - Romeo. The two met at a family gathering and quickly became more than friends; in less than three days they decided
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These relationship problems took a toll on her when her father said, “Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch!/I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday,/Or never after look me in the face./Speak not. Reply not. Do not answer me.” (III,V, 160-164) This fight between her and Capulet represents how parents do not always understand or even want to understand what is going on and why. I think this makes Juliet relatable because, although she was privileged and wealthy she still had to resolve vital problems. Juliet has always had a relatively close relationship with the nurse, she supported Juliet in any situation. For example, when Capulet yelled at his daughter, the nurse stepped in and said "You are to blame, my lord, to rate her so," (III, V, 177). I consider their friendship healthy and they seem to understand each other rather well, which makes her relatable because the nurse is someone Juliet can always count on. Just like most people can count on their close friends. Romeo and Juliet’s relationship was purely based on obsession because they could not be together. Juliet was young and did not know any better so fell for a boy she barely knew. This is relatable because sometimes when you cannot have something, you crave it more like Juliet wanted
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