Furthermore, Romeo and Juliet’s love changes their personalities, which further contributes to the theme of love within the story. At the beginning of the play, Juliet is a young girl who is very faithful to her family, and compliant to her elders. This is exemplified in Act 1, Scene 3 when Juliet is called by the nurse and comes forth at once saying “How Now! Who calls?” and also when she refers to her mother as “Madam”. When Juliet meets Romeo, however, her faithfulness to her family is no longer the most important thing to her. Juliet’s family, the Capulet’s, and Romeo’s family, the Montagues are foes, so the mere fact that Juliet would even associate with a Montague, let alone fall in love, shows her loss of devotion to the family. Meeting Romeo also helps Juliet to mature, she changes from being passive and not wanting to love a man, to being in love and wanting to start a relationship. “My only love, sprung from my only hate.” (Act 1, Scene 5) Romeo is also matured by the relationship between him and Juliet. Romeo’s first love towards Rosaline is lustful love but when Romeo meets Juliet, it is true, passionate love that Romeo is looking for.
A very important part of a film is to introduce and build characters, some do it a creative way, like the 1996 version, and others not so much. For instance the 1996 version uses a lot of indirect character development to introduce their characters. For instance in the 1968 version, when Juliet is first introduced the nurse goes into a long monologue about how wonderful and pure young lady she is, but the film skips over that entirely. Why would they skip over some integral character development, well its because they bring the same point across, but in a lot more of a subtle way, they put her into an angel costume. As everybody knows an angel represents beauty and virtue and effectively everything that the nurse says in her long monologue.
Throughout Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Juliet's attitude toward love and marriage changes dramatically, from when Juliet despises marriage, to quickly falling in love and wanting to marry, to giving up on all hope because her lover is dead. In Juliet’s first introduction into Act 1, Scene 3, Juliet does not intend to get married and does not use the word love. Juliet’s mother later asks her to marry Paris but Juliet says she will “look to like”, again not using the word love. Later on the balcony Juliet gives her vow of love and completely forgets about previous problems, blinded by love. The balcony scene is Juliet’s turning point in her opinion of love and marriage because she makes vows and devotes herself to the relationship.
Within the play titled Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare the character Juliet of the Capulet family changes her attitude toward love and marriage. Shakespeare's play displays that Juliet’s attitude adjusts throughout the play; she goes from being an independent woman who does not seek marriage, to having a cautious love, to eventually hopelessly in love. At the beginning of the play Juliet’s mother speaks with her about marriage, which Juliet answers to her mother "It is an honor I dream not of,” showing that she has no interest in love. Then when the play moves to the balcony scene Juliet shows change of where she feels that Romeo is her first love, yet she still displays no intent to marry. Eventually after Juliet does decide
Although she did fall in love with him after only 12 hours of knowing him, they have very different lives. Juliet acted very childish when confronting Romeo about how she needs to go to sleep when he was talking to her on her balcony. Juliet says to Romeo, “Sweet, so would I. Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing. Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.” (2.2.182). Juliet was explaining that if they go to bed now, it will be morning sooner. This shows how childish Juliet is because when little kids are excited for something, their parents tell them to go to bed so morning will come sooner, and Juliet is acting like a little kid. Juliet is also stubborn, but won’t admit to it. Juliet thinks a little more than Romeo when it comes to situations involving their future. When Juliet says to Romeo, “It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden,” (2.2.118). This shows Juliet as stubborn, because she wouldn’t give in to Romeo at first. Although, eventually she did give into the peer pressure and she did marry Romeo. Juliet did find it a little suspicious that Romeo wanted to get married so soon into the relationship. This doesn’t last very long, but there was still a moment where she wasn’t positive about it. Juliet is a little smarter when it comes to decision making, but she still isn’t perfect at
Romeo at the beginning of the play doesn't have the most level-headed understand of what real love is and as an example at the beginning of the play he has "fallen in love" with Rosaline and proclaimed that she is the perfect example of a women. Then later on completely forgets about her after seeing Juliet. This gives the reader the sense that Romeo is not very deep in his feelings for women and has a more superficial idea of what love is. Throughout the play though Shakespeare was able to convey how Romeo has matured in his attitude toward love from a shallow desire to a profound and intense passion. His fidelity toward Juliet is quite abstract in the sense that he loves her enough to commit suicide because he feels that he is not able to continue his lie without her which is a demonstration of his faithfulness and loyalty to her. In Romeo and Juliet Romeo is driven by his emotions a lot of the time when making decisions. Examples of him doing this are that because of anger compels him to kill Tybalt in a duel to avenge to death of his friend and despair causes him to take his own life upon hearing of Juliet's death. He also is driven many times by his love for Juliet. Love forces him to make the reckless decision to sneak into the garden of his enemy's daughter and risk death only to catch a glimpse of her. These intense depths of feeing are what drive the character in this story
Romeo labels his feelings towards Juliet as “love”, although he has not gotten the opportunity to learn about her personality. This indicates that what he feels about her was entirely formed by her physical beauty rather than genuine feelings. Evidently, sexual desires seemed to be his ulterior motive for marrying her, instead of committing to love, care, and cherish her till death do them apart.
Juliet's attitude towards love and marriage changes significantly throughout the play, at first she never even thought about marriage, but then falls deeply in love with Romeo, as a result Juliet decides she can’t live without Romeo and kill’s herself.
After their first meeting Juliet is on her balcony, talking to herself; she professes her love for Romeo. Romeo is eavesdropping below and hears this. The traditions of courtly love require the lady to show little sign of love and take little interest in the man. Juliet ruins this by announcing her love without realizing it. "If thou thinkst I am too easily won, I'll frown and be perverse and say thee nay," she tells Romeo, trying to resurrect some traditional values between them. She wants Romeo to be her noble knight who writes her poetry and slays dragons for her, she wants to play the game properly but has already given "love's faithful vow". In this same meeting the couple agree to marry. I think Shakespeare made a point of leaving out their courting to display the hastiness of their teenage love.
Juliet trangessal from social norms influences Romeo’s to both defy the feud and Elizabethan society's expectation of love. In the beginning Romeo complies to the structure of courtly love as seen through his overly dramatic, elaborate, affected phrasing but no real love directed towards Rosalind. Juliet’s rejects the maidens role to be coy and difficult in courting and instead asks for the sincerity of his love and for him to “take all myself”. By valuing real emotions over the idea of love, she influences Romeo’s change in language to more sincere and poetic. By asking Romeo to “purpose marriage” Juliet transgresses the social norm of the male proposing the
Juliet’s first love for Romeo is first shown in: “My only love sprung from my only hate.” (I.V.135). Here Juliet blatantly states she loves Romeo; this is a change in her character from before when she had not even thought of love besides what her parents thought she should think about love. Juliet also shows her love with: “or, if thou wilt no, be but sworn my love,” (II.II.34). This instance takes place later than the last time when Juliet stated she loved Romeo. The gap in time shows that the feelings lasted, and were not limited to the moment from which they originated. Juliet again shows her love for Romeo with: “Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow” (II.II.143). Marriage is the ultimate proof of everlasting and strong love. Juliet being willing to marry Romeo shows their love is true, they love each other, and most importantly, Juliet truly loves Romeo. Juliet loving Romeo is a character change in Juliet because Juliet had no romantic feelings except for the ones her parents wanted before she met Romeo, and now her parents wants are definitely not being met in her new true
Like any woman during her time, Juliet was expected to marry young and on the night of the Capulet feast she is thrown into a whole new world of trouble. She is forced to meet Count Paris a man twice her age whom her parents want her to marry. Juliet also meets Romeo and is suddenly in love with him. She says, “my only love sprung from my only hate!” (1.5.139) At first, she is cautious and tells Romeo that they should slow down. However, she throws caution out the window and tells Romeo that he is “the god of her idolatry” (2.2.115) She has barely had any experience with boys and her innocence forces her to rush into a relationship with Romeo. She does not understand boundaries and seems to be eager to be in a relationship which is ironic because earlier she had mentioned that she did not want to get married. Eventually, Juliet is deeply in love with Romeo and would follow him anywhere. This is why she kills herself when she finds Romeo dead in the Capulet tomb. Juliet was too innocent and did not understand love which is why perhaps her love for Romeo was not love at all but rather infatuation. It just seems unrealistic that two people could meet immediately fall irrevocably in love. Juliet could have been obsessed with Romeo, that would explain why more often than not her only solution to problems was to kill herself. Whether it was love or infatuation, Juliet was too
The character of a young person is majorly developed by the influences of others. In the famous tragedy by William Shakespeare titled Romeo and Juliet, the characters face experiences that change them to grow into more knowledgeable people. Shakespeare demonstrates that influences from others can impact a character’s development. In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet’s character changes from childish and inexperienced to mature, loyal, and wise from the guidance of Romeo’s love, Capulet’s protectiveness, and her own self-conflict.
In the early stages of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare conveys love in many different ways. Love is shown as being imperfect, such as bawdy love, unrequited love and fatherly and maternal love, this contrasts greatly to Romeo and Juliet’s pure, perfect and requited love, and makes it seem all the more true before it is shown to be deadly.
In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, love transforms Juliet. Early in the play, Juliet is a young girl who is very faithful to her family. After this young girl meets Romeo Montague, she begins to change. By the end of the play, Juliet is changed into a woman who is now very faithful to her husband, instead of her family.