As the Montague and Capulet families have an ongoing feud, and Romeo and Juliet belong to opposite sides, it is inevitable that Juliet will have to choose between her family and husband at some point. Thus, when a situation such as this one occurs, her loyalty has proven to be more towards Romeo than her parents. To begin, one instance in which Juliet shows her loyalty to Romeo is when her parents want her to marry Count Paris, but she defies them and marries Romeo instead. She blatantly goes against their wishes and stays loyal to Romeo. While arguing with her parents on the issue, Juliet says, “‘I pray you, tell my lord and father, madam, I will not marry yet; and, when I do, I swear, It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, Rather than Paris.
Deny thy father and refuse thy name, Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I 'll no longer be a Capulet”, Juliet speaks to herself about how their love affects their families feud, and how she wants to separate his identity to forget their families rivalry. Juliet’s self-reliant life is influenced primarily by her family 's feud with the
The Capulets forced Juliet to marry Paris, the constant fighting made them want to keep the marriage secret, and made Romeo and Juliet to scared to say anything. A big reason is the parents are pressuring Juliet with a marriage she doesn 't even want to do. “if you don 't act like my daughter you can beg starve and die in the streets”. Act 3 scene 5 line 193. This shows how much pressure is on her making her freak out and fear
Another reason is that Juliet's father, Lord Capulet, believes that marrying at a young age is a bad idea. The final reason Juliet should stay with Romeo is because her parents don't support her anyways, so why should she listen to them and marry Paris. The first reason why Juliet should stay with Romeo is that she's religious. Juliet is catholic and comes from a catholic family. She's so religious and faithful that Juliet didn't even want to talk to Romeo on the balcony scene of Act 2, scenes 5 & 6 unless marriage was in the picture.
Personal desire and choosing to conform is a battle between right and wrong, shown in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, because Juliet chooses Romeo over everyone else, pursuing what she wants to make herself happy, but everyone else in the family views this as wrong. Juliet wants to do the right thing, which is doing what makes her happy. Lady Capulet wants to know Juliet’s idea of getting married but Juliet does not want to get married, which upsets her family and the nurse. “It is an honour that I dream not of.” (Act 1, Scene 3, line 68). Juliet feels that she is too young and too immature to get married, she wants to explore what makes her happy.
In Act Three, Juliet finds out that Romeo had killed her cousin Tybalt: “O, find him! Give this ring to my true knight and bid him come to take his last farewell.” After she found out, she felt all this hatred towards him, but still decided she loved him. This was her way of letting him know she forgave him. In Act Four, Juliet is being forced by her parents to marry Paris even though she is already married to Romeo: “O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, from off the battlements of yonder tower;” After Romeo had left, Juliet’s parents were forcing her into marriage but she refused. Further proving her love, Juliet would rather her whole family think she was dead than marry a man that was not Romeo.
Juliet, if she were still alive and lived on with Romeo, would maybe never see her family again. Furthermore, the Chorus introduced the families by saying they are similar and have a lot in common then stated “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny” (Prologue.3). From a long time ago a grudge has been passed on from generation to generation and this is the start of a new generation of hatred for one another. The Montagues and Capulets are too loyal to their past and trust that something must have happened to influence the hatred, but neither know what that incident was. The families
When the nurse goes to tell Romeo this information, she informs him of this man, Paris, who is pining for Juliet’s love, but she also tells him that Juliet has no feelings for Paris, only for him, Romeo. This exchange of information shows that the nurse wants Romeo to know how Juliet feels because she wants them to stay together. Later, when Juliet is convinced that she is in love with Romeo, the nurse tells her she made the wrong choice. She says, “Well, you have made a simple choice; you know how to/ choose a man: Romeo! / ...he is not the flower of courtesy” (40).
While planning for their wedding, the lovers plan to not notify their families of their new love and marriage because their families are sworn enemies. Romeo and Juliet’s “bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next [they] meet” (2.2.128-129). Even though Romeo and Juliet claim to love each other, they can a hostility for each other after they get married. In order to receive marriage, Romeo and Juliet must foolishly have a private wedding. Since no one from their family apperceives about their wedding, hiding the honorable moment alters to an irrational decision.
The Nurse believes that Juliet is not fully grown to be married as she said “She’s not fourteen” (18). Her age has proven that she’s not mature enough to become a wife and indeed that she won’t be able to act or talk like an adult. And because at such young age, 13, it’s obvious to the maid of house Capulet to act innocent, especially in her response during the conversation about her marriage. Juliet replied to her mom obediently “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move” (Shakespeare 21) about the man that she’s going to marry without hesitation. She don’t even considered whether that man would be a good selection or not.