Relationships Within Families In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Relationships Within Families in Romeo and Juliet

Did you know, less than 2% of people marry their high school sweethearts or their “first love”? Well, in the book Romeo and Juliet love at first sight and “first loves” are a big part of the book. In the time of the 1500s, it was a regularity to have your children raised by a nurse and not by the child’s parents. Arranged types of marriage were another common nonchalant concept. In the book Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, the author emphasizes that neither Romeo or Juliet were very close to their parents by not having strong bonds with their parents, by Romeo and Juliet becoming more and more rebellious in the modern sense towards their parents, and by how their parents come off, as to feeling
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In Act 1 Scene 5, Romeo and his friends snuck into the Capulet’s party. Line 72, Capulet says, “Young Romeo is it?” This quote shows that Romeo was not on the guest list since Capulet didn’t know that a Montague would be at the Capulet party, and Capulet was surprised to see Romeo. This is a rebellious at in the modern sense, since Romeo’s father, Montague, would not approve of Romeo being at a Capulet party. In Act 1 Scene 5, in line 117 Romeo says to Juliet, “Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged.” Romeo says this after they kissed. Romeo is supposed to love a young madam, Rosaline, and Juliet is supposed to marry a young man named Paris. This situation is very rebellious in the modern day sense because Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, are sworn enemies by their families and not supposed to like each other. Building from this, in Act 2 Scene 3 Romeo says, “That thou consent to marry us today,” (line 68). Romeo says this to Friar Lawrence asking for him to marry Juliet and Romeo. This is a rebellious act in the modern sense because Juliet has an arranged marriage with Paris, whom she is supposed to love, and Romeo had a break up with his lady, Rosaline, who he was supposed to, and originally wished to marry. These cases of rebellious acts are still considered rebellious in the modern day sense because the parents of each child would not appreciate and denounce the their children loving their rival family’s

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