Juliet

View mindmap
  • Juliet
    • Personality
      • Juliet is beautiful and intelligent
        • The other characters use images of light to describe her
          • This shows she is beautiful, bright and full of energy
        • In her conersations with Romeo she criticises the poetic way he talks
      • She changes after meeting Romeo
        • At the start of the play she is young and innocent - She hasn't thought about marriage and agrees to look at Paris like her parents have asked her to
        • After meeting Romeo she quickly becomes more independant and starts thinking about what she wants
      • She's impulsive and passionate
        • She lets Romeo kiss her at the ball even though she doesn't know him
        • She's very keen to get married
        • She knows that she is expected to hide her true feelings for Romeo
      • She has a lot to cope with
        • Her character seems inexperienced
        • At only 13, she has dealt with an arranged marriage, a secret love, the death of her cousin and the fake suicide and death of her husband
        • Juliet's decisions to get married in secret and fake her own death are immature and suggest she is getting carried away with love
    • Quotes
      • "O, happy dagger!" Act 5 Scene 3
        • Juliet wants to dies so she can be with Romeo in heaven
        • Adjective "Happy" illustrates how she welcomes death to be with Romeo
      • "And I'll no longer be a Capulet" Act 2 Scene 2
        • This highlights Juliet's impulsive decisions to rush into things with Romeo
          • She's impulsive and passionate
            • She lets Romeo kiss her at the ball even though she doesn't know him
            • She's very keen to get married
            • She knows that she is expected to hide her true feelings for Romeo
        • Mentioning her name could also mean that she is still thinking of family
    • Themes
      • Love - Juliet's initial meeting with Romeo is passionate, flirtatious and true
        • Some people think that the play portrays a love so strong that nothing else matters - Others think it's immature madness
      • Conflict - Juliet shows inner conflict when she finds out Romeo is in fact a Montague
        • She is shocked and can't believe she loves someone she is supposed to hate - she knows that she can't change her feelings for him and is thus left with a conflict
    • Context
      • By marrying secretly Juliet is rebelling against Society's Expectations - this is not how the audience would expect her to behave
        • This is why she does not tell her parents
        • After meeting Romeo she quickly becomes more independant and starts thinking about what she wants

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all Romeo and Juliet resources »