Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo And Juliet

In this essay I will explore how Juliet transforms from an obedient, nondependent child into a very independent mature young woman. I will focus on the soliloquy and discuss how the audience relates to dramatic Juliet as Shakesphere dramatically develops her character.

Romeo and Juliet is the story of two 'star crossed lovers' united by love and divided by their feuding families. Their tragic deaths caused are by the eternal love they have for each other against the impossibility of a happy life together, because of a family feud.

At the start of the play Juliet is very innocent and naive. She has no experience of the world and accepts everything she is told. She has no personality of her own, as she has been protected from everything that could make a negative impact on her life. Juliet obeys her mother and when her mother mentions marriage she accepts dutifully.

"I'll look to like, if looking liking move; but no more deep will I endart mine eye than your consent gives strength to make it fly." she responds. Juliet has no personality or independence, so when her mother speaks of about marriage she has no feelings towards it other than if her mother wants it then that is what will happen. This is a surprising attitude to have towards such a big event; she shows very little emotion or feelings towards it. Juliet is very young and at the start of the play that is evident but as the play progresses it is harder to accept that she is so young as Shakespeare transforms her character.

The first time the couple meet is at the Mask ball held by the Capulet, Romeo sneaks in to the ball in disguise and as it as a masked ball...