Sympathy for Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Sympathy for Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in 1595 and it is still popular today. Its full title is "The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet". It is a romantic tragedy set in Verona, about two lovers, whose families are at war with each other. I am concentrating on Act III scene V, but I will summarise the story up to this scene. So far, two lovers Romeo and Juliet agree to be married even though they are from warring families. For this reason, Juliet does not tell her parents that she has got married. In Act III, the families fight and Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, kills Romeo's best friend Mercutio. In a…show more content…
It does not occur to Lady Capulet that she really does love Romeo. Her father enters the room and Lady Capulet appears to wash her hands of the affair, perhaps because she is afraid of Capulet and does not want to feel his wrath when he hears Juliet doesn't want to marry Paris. "Here comes your father; tell him so yourself..." (Line 124) This shows how Lady Capulet abandons her daughter when she needs her support most. Capulet gets angry about Juliet's refusal and warns her that she will be disowned if she does not do as she is told. He is deeply bewildered and does not know why Juliet has refused; he concludes that she is being ungrateful. "How? Doth she not give us thanks?" (Line 142). He starts to go over the top, with his fury, and insults Juliet "What is this? "Proud" and yet "not proud"? (You will) go to Saint Peter's church, or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither. Out, you green-sickness carrion!" He insults her deeply and so the nurse steps in and takes on the role of Lady Capulet, by sticking up for Juliet and trying to protect her. Lady Capulet now appears to stick up for the nurse by telling Capulet to calm down "You are too hot." (Line 176) Lady Capulet's lack of support and Capulet's extreme rudeness towards their daughter makes the audience side with Juliet because they appear to be
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