Juliet; Character connection

People should have an open, honest conversation with people

Act 2: scene 2

Previous to act 2, the Capulet household held a party where Romeo and Juliet meet face to face for the first the time. They have an immediate connection in which is later carried through the night. Before bed later that night Juliet speaks her mind on the balcony outside her room, little does she know that Romeo is hiding in the yard listening to every word she is saying. Without Juliet knowing Romeo is there, Romeo speaks his mind saying; "'The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars. as daylight doth a lamp. Here eye in heaven would, thorough the airy region so bright that birds would sing and think it were not night."' (2:2 20-24) Romeo is speaking to Juliet even though she can not hear him. Romeo is speaking because he now is over Rosaline, and wants to marry Juliet. This reveals about the theme that Romeo and Juliet are not talking to each other, yet about their feelings. This proves that people need to hold any open conversation with people.

Act 2: scene 5

In act 2: scene 5, Juliet and her nurse have a conversation, after the nurse returns from talking with Romeo. Juliet begs like a young child for her nurse to tell her what news, her dearest Romeo, has left her. As Juliet waits for the nurse to speak her the news, she states "'Love's heralds should be thoughts, which ten times faster glide than the suns beams. Driving back shadows over louring hills."' (2:5 4-7) Juliet is speaking to nurse because she took three hours to return from meeting Romeo. This connects to the theme that anyway of a communication with someone is better than not being capable of communicating face to face. However, because Romeo and Juliet are to be sworn enemies, they are not able to be seen in public places together, so in order to talk they must talk through the nurse.

Act 3: scene 2

Next, in act 3 scene 2, Romeo is banished from Verona to Mantua where he becomes separated from his wife Juliet. Romeo is banished because his executes Tybalt. Romeo kills Tybalt because Tybalt killed his best friend Mercutio. when the nurse tells fair Juliet the awful news, Juliet states in an awful tone "' What devil art thou that dost torment me thus? This torture should be roard in dismal hell. Hath Romeo slain himself? Say thou but "ay," and that bare vowl I shall poison more than the death-darting of a cockatrice." In this scene all Juliet knows is that Tybalt her cousin is killed and Romeo is banished from Verona. Because nurse is not being fully honest with Juliet, Juliet thinks that Romeo killed Tybalt for no reason, but in actuality the reason Tybalt was killed is because Tybalt killed Murcutio. Juliet is talking to nurse in this manner because the nurse is holding her tongue on what has happened. This line from Romeo and Juliet shows the theme by showing us that because the characters' are not straight honest with each other it causes conflict, among each other.

Act 5: scene 3

Just prior to this scene, Romeo's friend had told him that his wife Juliet had died. Although everyone else thought Juliet had passed on, Friar Lawrence had made a plan for Juliet, so she would be able to get out of marrying Paris, a man Juliet was set up to marry. Friar Lawrence's plan was to have Juliet take a potion which would make her appear dead to the naked eye. In reality the potion just left Juliet in a deep sleep. Friar Lawrence would then, after Juliet was placed in her grave, would arrive with Romeo to wake her, so Romeo and Juliet could live happy ever after. However, a letter intended to reach Romeo explaining the plan, did not arrive before Romeo's friend Bathasar told him Juliet was dead. Then, Romeo races back to Verona and to the grave where Juliet lie. Romeo realizes that Juliet looks to have life still in her, but because he is under the impression that she is dead he drinks a vile of poison and dies. Juliet then wakes up, sees Romeo lying on the floor dead, Friar Lawrence tries to convince Juliet to leave, but she refuse and stabs herself with Romeo's dagger. When the prince finds out he scolds the parents of each house, "'See what sounge is laid upon your hate,That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!"' (5:3, 316-317) This proves that because Romeo and Juliet were to afraid of what their parents might think of their relationship, and too scared to open up, both houses lost their only children because they refused to know of what their children wanted.
By Alli Trageser