Juliet Body Biography Essay

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In the play of Romeo and Juliet, the reader is introduced to two young star-crossed lovers who hope to fall in love and have the happily ever after. However, through the twists and turns of the play, the reader finds the story has a twisted ending. For the project, my group chose Juliet as our portrayed character. In our portrayal of Juliet, the character is well summarized as well as the characters role in the play. Beginning at her head, we summarize Juliet’s family life in a discrete but well thought out way. Upon Juliet’s head sits a golden headband to represent being of a higher family. While Juliet is no princess, she is the only child of Lord and Lady Capulet. “Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday, Or never after look me in the face. Speak not. Reply not. Do not answer me. My fingers itch.—Wife, we scarce thought us blest That God had lent us but this only child, But now I see this one is one too much And that we have a curse in having her. Out on her, hilding!”(3.5.160-168). Because she is the only daughter of the Lord and Lady, one can suspect a life filled with pressure for young Juliet.
Next, we begin to summarize Juliet’s secretive personal life through her eyes. Within her eyes are place two hearts: one fully intact and the other broken apart. The symbolism behind the two simple drawings stands for love and loss. Love and loss seem to be a constant theme throughout Shakespeare’s tragic romance. Perhaps due to being written in the Elizabethan era, where death and suffering were enjoyable to audiences. During the play, Juliet falls in love with her husband and loses many such as Mercutio, Tybalt and in the end, even her beloved Romeo. “O serpent heart hid with a flowering face! Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave? Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical! Dove-feathered raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despisèd substance of divinest show, Just opposite to what thou justly seem’st. A damnèd saint, an honorable villain! O nature, what hadst thou to do in hell When thou didst bower the spirit of a fiend In moral paradise of such sweet flesh? Was ever book containing such vile matter So fairly bound? Oh, that deceit should dwell In such a gorgeous palace!” (3.2.74-85). Juliet expresses how she loves Romeo so, but resents him for having killed Tybalt. Not only has she now lost her cousin, but her Lord is soon to receive his punishment for the bloodshed.
Moving onto Juliet’s corset, one notices the simple black coffin,...

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