Juliet Capulet

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Love is a strong word followed by strong feelings. In this play written by William Shakespeare two teenagers, Romeo at the age of 16 and Juliet at the age of 14, claim to fall madly in love. With this very impulsive decision many things are too follow, not of these things are good things. That is why today I will be talking about how people shouldn't make drastic decisions with out thinking them through.

Act 2 Scene 2

This scene consist of Juliet telling Romeo that she loves her, in a matter of seconds of talking to each other. "...if thou thinkst I am quickly won..." (1026, l. 104) These two people just met each other and claim to be in love. This is drastic because this is only the second they have talked, ever. All they know about each other is their names. Make that their first and last names, not even their middle names.

Act 2 Scene 5

In this scene the nurse is speaking to Juliet and telling her that her Romeo is waiting for her to be married. "Then hie you hence to Friar Laurence' cell; There stays a husband to make you a wife." (1040, l. 73-74) On the second day of knowing each other Romeo and Juliet decide to get married. This decision is very drastic because they have not even gotten a chance to get to know each other. Their families are also in a feud so if her parents ever found out if they even saw a Montague cross the street their heads would blow, let alone find out that their only daughter is in love with a Montague.

Act 4 Scene 3

This scene shows Juliet talking to her Romeo, although hes not really there. She drinks this potion that Friar Laurence gave her that makes her seem like she's dead. Her skin turns pale, her hearts slows almost to nothing, and she falls into a dead dead like sleep for two days. "Romeo, I come! This do I drink to thee." (1079, l. 60) Romeo got banished because he killed Tybalt Capulet, Juliet's cousin. But since she loves him she takes this potion so that she can run away with Romeo. This is one of the many drastic decisions in this love story. Juliet is risking her life for a boy that she just met.

Act 5 Scene 3

Juliet just found that she one and only true love killed him self with poison. When she finds him there she starts to weep and grabs the bottle to drink the rest because she claims that she can't live without Romeo. Come to find that he has drank all the poison, makes her weep even more. Then when all is gone she sees a dagger. She grabs it a shreeks, "This is thy sheath; there rust and let me die." (1098, l. 183) Juliet stabs herself in the chest and falls to her death next to her Romeo. They have only known each other for 3 days, that is not even a week. Through a drastic decision Juliet took her own life because she could not imagen a life Romeo less.