Romeo And Juliet's Character Essay

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In the love story of Romeo and Juliet, main character Juliet stars out at naive, but becomes more mature and defiant as her character progresses throughout the main plot of the story. Juliet’s character is naive in the beginning of the story. One way we see this is Lord Capulet’s thoughts of her. “She hath not seen the change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither her in pride ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.”( Act 1. Scene 2. Lines 9-11). Here Capulet is telling Paris he does not think Juliet is ready to marry and he wants his daughter to be happy. Another time her character is naive is when she tells her mother she wishes not to be married, despite the fact she is supposed to be searching for a spouse.”Marry, that ‘marry’ is the very theme I came to talk of. Tell me daughter Juliet, how stands your disposition to be married?’ Juliet,’It is an honor that I not dream of.” (Act 1. Scene 3. Lines 64-67). Through her actions she is showing innocence and immaturity. As the story progresses, Juliet is more mature based on her decisions and interactions…show more content…
First, she married Romeo which was a big mistake. She knows well the feud happening between their families, but continues the relationship with Romeo even though it will upset her family. “ Come, come with me, and we will make short work; For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone Till Holy Church incorporate two in one.”( Act 2. Scene 6. Lines 35-37). The second act of disobedience shown was Juliet expressing her refusal to marry Paris. “Not proud you have, but thankful that you have. Proud I can never be of what I hate, but thankful even for hate that is meant for love.”(Act 3. Scene 5. Lines 146-148). This choice made Lord Capulet furious but Juliet payed no mind to the effect her language had on her family. Her defiance begins to bring out the real character of
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