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

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   In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, love transforms Juliet. Early in the play, Juliet is a young girl who is very faithful to her family. After this young girl meets Romeo Montague, she begins to change. By the end of the play, Juliet is changed into a woman who is now very faithful to her husband, instead of her family.

In the beginning of the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet when Juliet is first introduced, she is introduced as a young girl who is very faithful to her family, the Capulet family. In being faithful to her family, she is very compliant to the elders in her family. When the Capulet family's nurse calls Juliet, Juliet comes promptly. Then, she politely asks why she was called. Juliet also calls her mother, Lady Capulet, "madam" (1.3.5). Juliet is also compliant to her family when she is at the feast that her family throws. Not long after Juliet meets Romeo, her mother calls her. When she hears this, she immediately ends her conversation with Romeo to go and see why her mother called her. In addition to being very compliant to her family, she is also very compliant when she is asked to do anything. When Juliet's mother, Lady Capulet, asks her daughter Juliet about her opinions on marriage, Juliet is very respectful with her answer. She says, "It is and honor that I dream not of." (1.3.66). Juliet is very compliant when her mother, Lady Capulet, is discussing Paris's proposal with Juliet. Lady Capulet is pleased with the proposal by Paris and wants Juliet to consider it. Even though Juliet is not interested in marrying Paris, or anyone else, she agrees to consider the idea because that is what her mother, Lady Capulet, wants her to do. Juliet is faithful to her family through her compliance to them.

 

Once this compliant young girl who is faithful to her family meets Romeo, the love she experiences begins to transform her. After Juliet meets Romeo, many of her opinions and interests begin to change. Juliet is now more excepting of love. While in the beginning of the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet seems uninterested in loving anyone. But, after she meets Romeo, her opinion changes. Juliet is now more willing to love. She even confesses her love to Romeo on her balcony by saying, "Take all myself" (2.2.49). Juliet's interests in marriage also changes when she meets Romeo. Before Juliet had met Romeo, she was uninterested in marriage, "It is an honor that I dream not of." (1.3.66). Juliet had said this to her mother, Lady Capulet, when the general topic of marriage was being discussed. But after the feast where Juliet met Romeo, she tells him in her garden that she wishes to be married. She came to ...

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