The Transformation Of Juliet In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Shakespeare’s Juliet is one of the most well-known female character. She is famously known worldwide as the young, star-crossed lover to Romeo who tragically died as a heroine for her love. However, we do not give her enough credit for her dramatic development throughout the play. Juliet matures from an ingenuous and childish person to a dauntless and loving young lady. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet, the events that takes place in the play transforms Juliet throughout the play. Early in the play, Juliet is a young girl who is portrayed as an obedient, naïve child who is not interested in love. After Juliet meets Romeo, she begins to mature and change. By the end of the play, Juliet develops into a woman with her own voice; …show more content…
After Juliet finally meets her Romeo, the events that takes place in the play transforms Juliet to a loyal, passionate, and mature young lady. In the beginning of the play, Juliet shows no interest in love. However, after the Capulet party, Juliet falls in love with Romeo and quickly matures to a passionate lover. On the night of their wedding day, Juliet performs one of the plays most sincere soliloquies that demonstrates her love for Romeo. As she waits alone in her room she says, “Come, civil night, Thou sober-suited matron, all in black, and learn me how to lose a wining match played for a pair of stainless maidenhoods... Think true love acted simple modesty… Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-browed night, Give me my Romeo” (Act 3. Scene 2. Lines 9- 21). From starting off as a shy girl with feeling no interest in love, Juliet demonstrates a heartfelt scene as she explains her love for Romeo and her eagerness to see him and spend time together. In this scene, Juliet develops sexual and emotional maturity as she awaits her wedding night. The emotional essence of the soliloquy demonstrates Juliet’s true love for Romeo as we can see the intensity of her feelings in the language she uses. Juliet shows her admiration for Romeo when she states she wishes she could cut him into little stars so the world can love him like she does. Unfortunately, this heartfelt scene is interrupted …show more content…
In the introduction to Juliet, she gives the impression of being a well-mannered child to her parents. This changes when Lord Capulet demands Juliet to marry Paris. Staying loyal to Romeo, Juliet tells her parents that she refuses to consent to the marriage with Paris, “He shall not make me there a joyful bride… I will not marry yet. And when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris”. This is the first time Juliet disobeys her parents which aggravates them, especially her father. Lord Capulet tells Juliet she will marry Count Paris even if he has to drag her body to the church. Juliet shows bravery in this scene by disobeying her father to remain loyal to Romeo and her morals. Juliet is no longer obedient and faithful towards her family as she is willing to leave everything to be with her husband Romeo. After being told she will be disowned by her parents and her nurse is agreeing with Lord Capulet, Juliet finds herself alone with no one else to trust. Most of the play, Juliet is seen waiting in her room for Romeo and her nurse for help. For the first time ever, Juliet independently decides she needs a plan and went to Friar Lawrence for help. At the church Friar Lawrence can see the desperation in Juliet and tells her, “I do spy a kind of hope, which craves as desperate an execution... Thou hast the strength of will to

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