Juliet Character Connections
People shouldn't rush into things to prevent family problems
Act 1, Scene 5
While Tybalt was talking to Lord Capulet aboout Romeo being at the capulet party, he said "Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe; A villian that is hither come in spite to scorn at our solemnity this night" (1015). Tybalt hears Romeo talking sweet about his cousin Juliet. By his voice Tybalt can tell he is a Montague, and wants to challenge him in a fight. The fight eventually happens, which causes Romeo to get banished from Veroma.
Act 3, Scene 4
Lord Capulet was talking to Paris desperately telling him to marry his daughter Juliet, he said, "Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender of my child's love. I think she will be ruled in all respects by me..." (1061). Paris being married to Juliet is what her parents want for her. But if they go through with that marriage, it will cause multiple problems between Juliet and her parents because they know she doesn't want to marry Paris, but they're making it happen anyway. Also causing problems with Romeo since Juliet is already married to him without anyone but Friar Laurence knowing.
Act 4, Scene 1
Juliet is explaining how she would rather die than marry Paris, Friar Laurence tells her that he has a way to get her out of the marriage, he says, "A thing like death to chide away this shame, that copest with death himself to 'scape from it; And, if thou darest, I'll give thee remedy" (1074). Friar explains that if Juliet is daring enough to get out of the wedding, then he would help her. She agrees and he gives her a potion that will make her look dead but is really just making her sleep for 48 hours. The plan is for her to make her family think she is dead and to wake up just in time to run away with Romeo.
Theme: Act 5, Scene 3
While confessing to the Capulet's what he did, Friar Laurence explains, "...both make against me, of this direful murder; And here I stand, both to impeach and purge myself condemned and myself accused..." (1100). Friar Laurence thought he could help the hatred between the Montague's and the Capulet's since they hated each other. He wanted to help the kids be together because it's the adults in the family who hated each other, not the Romeo nor Juliet. But his help just made enormous problems that made everything worse.