Juliet: Character Connection
People should not fall in love at first sight.
Act 1, Scene 3
Lady Capulet feels the need to convince Juliet that she needs to marry Paris. She does so by saying things like, "'Thus in brief: The valiant Paris seeks you for his love."' (1007). The problem is that Juliet doesn't want to fulfill her mother's wishes of loving this man because at this point of her life she doesn't believe in marriage or love.
Act 2, Scene 5
All Juliet wants to know is what Romeo has told the nurse for her. Juliet says to the nurse "'I' faith... sweet, sweet, sweet nurse, tell me, what says my love?'" (1039). Juliet is so focused on what Romeo has to say because she is so in love with him that she doesn't even care about the fact that the nurse is out of breath from running back and forth for her.
Act 3, Scene 2
Juliet is speaking to herself about how badly she wants and misses Romeo. She's saying things like "'O, I have bought the mansion of love, But not yet possessed it, and though I am sold, Not yet enjoyed.'" She is so wrapped up in the thought of her and Romeo being together, that it's all she thinks about, so she believes that she belongs to him.
Theme: People should not fall in love at first sight.
After she meets Romeo at the party, Juliet is centered around her and Romeo's relationship. She puts that before everything else because she wants to marry him. She goes through a lot of trouble to be able to be with him after he is banished from Verona. Juliet ends up pretending to be dead just to get out of marrying Paris. She's already in her tomb when she says "'O happy dagger, this is my sheath. There rust and let me die.'" Romeo is dead now, so Juliet believes she has nothing else to live for and kills herself too because she was so in love with him. Both Romeo and Juliet died due to the fact that they couldn't be married to each other.
Adv. English 1- (7th period)
10 December 2014