The Ways Juliet Changes in Romeo and Juliet

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English Prep Explore the ways in which Juliet changes in the Play Will Allen

Juliet changes a vast amount during the play. In this essay I am going to explore the following points:

1. How her maturity level changes. 2. How she obeys her parents at the beginning and then disobeys them at the end. 3. How her perception of Romeo changes through out the play.

1. The way in which her maturity level changes is extreme. In the 3rd scene in act 1 it shows how young she is (13) as she has not even thought of the idea of marriage. She says” It is an honour that I dream not of.” Meaning she has not thought about marriage yet. While she is doing this Romeo is still in deep sorrow about the fact that Rosaline does not love him
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She is confused over her feeling for Romeo. Her feeling for him change through out the play as she her picture of him changes from handsome and a good man to an evil/still good man. She still loves him very much though as she risks her life for him taking poison and then ends up killing herself as her husband committed suicide think she was dead. Another quote that explains her confusion over whether Romeo is good or bad is “honourable villain” or “Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit” These 2 quotes explain how he is honourable to her but a villain to everyone else. And also how shame would never be a characteristic about him.

In summary she changes majorly throughout the whole play. From immature to mature and from not even thinking about marriage to marriage. Overall her as a character becomes an adult. No longer is she obeying her parents and not being in love. She has transformed to a proper young adult who knows what the word love means and its full values. Also she learns how important some people are to her and that if you want things your way you are going to have to take risks in order to full those wishes of hers. These wishes end in blood spill and peace between the 2 previously raging
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