Romeo And Juliet Character Sketch Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Character Sketch - Juliet CapuletJuliet Capulet is one of the main characters in Romeo and Juliet, a famous play written by Shakespeare. Juliet is a beautiful, young 13 year old girl. Despite her age, she is pressured from the very beginning of the play to get married, preferably to a young nobleman named Paris who is a relative of the Prince of Verona. During the opening scenes of the play, Juliet seems to be an obedient and naïve child who always obeys her parents' wishes. However, throughout the play we see Juliet's sense of independence develop when she makes the outrageous decision to marry Romeo behind her parents backs, and fake her own death. She evolves into someone who is capable of making their own decisions; however her actions are also defiant and rebellious.Juliet is a 13 year old teenager, who will be 14 years old on July 31st, also known as Lammas Eve. I imagine that due to her young age and wealthy family that Juliet is a very small, dainty, well-kept and polished teenaged girl. Juliet's appearance is not described in detail in the play, however in Romeos soliloquy at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2, he describes Juliet as bright when he says "It is the east, and Juliet is the sun". Referring to her as the sun is a metaphor for her being bright. He gets more in depth and describes her as a "fair sun" in line 4. Therefore, I imagine she has pale, white skin. Romeo also says in Act 2, scene 2 "The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars" which proves that she has pink rosy cheeks. Romeos soliloquy in Act 2, scene 2 proves what a beautiful, bright, and fair young girl Juliet is. However, don't be fooled by her dainty appearance; Juliet's actions throughout the play would paint a different, more mischievous picture of her in your mind.Juliet's actions change quite drastically throughout the play. At the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet seems to be a very obedient teenager who follows her parents orders and does not stand up for what she really wants. For example, in Act 1, scene 3, Lady Capulet asks Juliet "Can you like of Paris' love?" Juliet is quick to agree with her mother by saying: "I'll look to like, if looking liking move". This proves that Juliet is naively obedient, and will do as her parents say even if what they want for her is not what she wants. Juliet has given no thought to the idea of marriage, especially to Paris since she is only 13 years old and does not know him, yet she follows her parent's orders to give him a chance. However, after Juliet meets Romeo at the ball, her obedience and loyalty to her family dwindles away. Juliet begins to disobey her family, and evolves into someone who can make their own decisions, whether they are good or bad. She falls in love with Romeo; a Montague, a member of the Capulet's feuding family. She makes plans to marry him the day after she meets him without telling her parents and they spend their wedding night together in her room at the Capulet...

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