William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Romeo and Juliet Essay
The play “Romeo and Juliet,” written by William Shakespeare is a world renowned tragedy which follows the story of two lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, who both originate from the city of Verona. At the beginning of the play, Juliet who is 13, is characterized as a young, naïve girl; who, after meeting Romeo is flung into adulthood very abruptly and goes through many different character developments. These character developments led Juliet to transitioning from an innocent and inexperienced child to a loyal woman, who sees her goals and knows how to reach them. This transition helped her make the choices which, along with those of Romeo’s lead both to their untimely deaths.
From the beginning of the play “Romeo and Juliet,” up until act 1, scene 5, where Juliet meets Romeo, Juliet is conveyed by William Shakespeare to be a young and naïve child. Juliet is seen in many occasions to follow her parent’s orders in spite of what she actually feels or thinks in order to please them. This is conveyed very directly within scene 1, act 3 where Juliet is asked what her attitude to marriage is, only to have her reply that it is something that she has not considered. “Marry, that “marry” is the very theme I came to talk of. Tell me, daughter Juliet, How stands your disposition to be married?”- Lady Capulet “It is an honour that I dream not of”-Juliet. Although Juliet states that she does not intend to be…

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