Characters in Romeo and Juliet

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  • Good Role Models In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

    In the play Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare portrays many different personalities in diverse ways thus creating good characters and bad characters. 3 characters in this play that can be perceived as good role models include the Nurse, Benvolio, and Friar Lawrence. The nurse is caring, loving and trustworthy. Benvolio is kind hearted and non-violent. Friar Lawrence is intelligent, wise and like the nurse, trustworthy. Throughout this play, Shakespeare clearly demonstrates these personality traits…

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  • Romeo And Juliet Essay On Society

    Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare reveals society's views on money, women, and family status which cause characters to react to situations negatively. Romeo and Juliet is set during the Elizabethan period, when men controlled the actions of their wives and daughters. Juliet's father, Lord Capulet, believes it is his duty, because of the patriarchal society, to make sure Juliet obeys him and is married. Juliet does not want to be married to Paris despite her father thinking the marriage will be the…

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  • The Effect Of Fate In Romeo And Juliet

    's play, Romeo and Juliet, fate has a major effect on the characters to put them into an animated state. The tragedies in Romeo and Juliet are directly caused by fate. In the play where Romeo and Juliet first meet is a main priority to their deaths. Fate says through the chorus, "In fair Verona, where we lay our scene... A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life."(prologue, 2-6). These lines undoubtedly say that fate is the cause of the couple 's tragedy. Shakespeare puts characters in…

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  • Hatred And Violence In Romeo And Juliet

    are enmities, Juliet is devastated when she realizes her love for Romeo cannot endure. She expresses her grief to the nurse while saying, “My only love sprung from my only hate!...Than I must love a loathed enemy.” (Act I Scene V Line 138-141). Juliet apprehends that her parents would forbid her to marry Romeo because he is the son of their worst enemy. Hatred plays a part in this scene because since the Montague and Capulet families detest one another, this in turn affects Juliet. Furthermore,…

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  • Dignity In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

    The play ‘Romeo and Juliet ' written by William Shakespeare is a romantic tragedy about the two ‘star-crossed lovers ' from Verona, who ‘take their life ' primarily due to the social expectations that are put upon them by society and the actions of the people who they depend on the most. The protagonists grow up in a strict society in which gender roles and family dignity are classified more important than an individual 's happiness. However, Romeo and Juliet go against this expectation in order…

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  • Who Is To Blame For Romeo And Juliet's Death

    Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare is one of the most famous plays in history. But are there characters to be blamed for the death of these star crossed lovers, is everyone innocent? Perhaps the situation is that there are both innocent characters that wanted the two to be together for the sake of their happiness and to possible end the Capulet/Montague feud, such as the Nurse and Friar Lawrence, and those who should be punished for being the reason the lovers were driven to such extreme…

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  • Emotional Punishment In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

    One of the final lines in Romeo and Juliet reads “Some shall be pardon 'd, and some punished.” While this quote is well known and familiar to many, do people understand what means or what the speaker, Prince Escalus, is saying in this line? The “punishment” that he speaks of will not be by the law, but by the emotions of those involved. Is there anyone who cannot feel at least an ounce of guilt over the events that occurred, or is everyone free of blame? In this line, the Prince is referring to…

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  • Romeo And Juliet Pardoned Analysis

    At the end of the play Romeo and Juliet, the Prince tell the Montagues and the Capulets that some of them will be punished and some of them will be pardoned. Many of the people who are to blame are dead, but the people who are still alive will be pardoned or punished for there actions involving the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The person I blame the most is Friar Lawrence, he is the one who should be punished the most. The theme that goes along with his actions are the individual against society.…

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  • Romeo And Juliet: A Comparative Analysis

    modern relationship between “Juno and Bleeker” than William Shakespeare’s characters “Romeo and Juliet.” Juno’s depiction of a relationship is more accurate in modern times as a result of the timelines in which the character’s amorous feelings were developed, the speech and motives to bring happiness to their significant other, and the amount of maturity Juno and Bleeker show in difficult situations. But, on the contrary, Romeo and Juliet’s relationship lacks the aspects of accuracy that have…

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

    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…

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