Character Analysis Of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo And Juliet'

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"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This quote is used to say that the names of things do not affect what they really are, yet in the case of Juliet, it does. As soon as anyone hears the words “Romeo and Juliet” they always connect it to the two lovebirds that killed themselves over love.The identity of each character help proves why they are called the lovebird. From Romeo being love obsessed to Juliet the innocent and obedient young lady that kills herself over a guy. The author uses multiple factors to develop each character. He specifically develops Juliet by having her sound incredibly obedient and innocent when she talks to her mother, yet when she talks to Romeo she sounds sinful and improper. He also develops her through …show more content…
At the begging of the book, she was an innocent 13-year old that did not experience much, yet the way she spoke to Romeo made her sound adult-like and mature. Juliet’s response about marriage was in Act 1, “It is an (honor?) that I dream not of.” The reader can hear the innocence in her voice. She uses words like “dream” which is usually connected to childhood and imagination, yet in Act 2 she says to Romeo, “Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face, Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek.” Sinfully she spoke to Romeo and as young as she was, she sounded as mature as married women. Shakespeare uses words and phrases the characters say to make show their development. In this case, he decided to use words that may not be surface leave clear, yet when the reader dug deep they were able to see hind hints of change in morals when they read it. To conclude, Shakespeare uses phrases that the characters say to show their development and in Juliet’s case, we see as she changes from the innocent little girl to the mature young woman that she is …show more content…
The first event was the conversation she had with her mom that should her first getting introduced to love, yet she does not show interest and all she wished to do is to obey her mom and make her happy. The second event on the other hand shows he going completely against her family’s will and talking to Romeo. Juliet’sresponse to her momther’s question about loving Paris was, “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move. But no more deep will I endart mine eye Than your consent gives strength to make (it) fly.” Maturity is shown in a positive way. In a way where Juliet is willing to go out of her way to please her parents and make them proud of her, yet soon enough everything changed and Juliet decided to sneak around and talk to Romeo. Juliet protested, “Do not swear at all. Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self, Which is the god of idolatry. “She does not seem or act gracious any more, yet she is becoming improper and she desperately talk to him which used to never be her tone of speaking, especially to or about a man. This development shows maturity and immaturity at the same time. Maturity in the fact that she is trying to please her parents and immaturity as in desperately talking to a

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