Juliet character analysis

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  • Juliet
    • Context (A04)
      • Lord Capulet makes her marry young  ( at 13 )
        • "Younger than she are happy mothers made" Paris 1.2
          • Lord Capulet had all right ot do this because juliet was literally his "property".
            • Marriages were used to gain wealth or settle debts; transnational marriages.
          • This was common in the Elizabethan Era.
          • Children were precious ( Lord Capulet's reluctance at the start)
      • Romeo and Juliet fall in love at first sight
        • "For I ne' er saw true beauty till this night." Romeo 1.5
          • The Elizabethan era did believe in love at first sight but it wasn't considered a sound basis for marriage
      • Romeo and Juliet commit suicide
        • "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,"
          • Suicide was a sin
            • According to an Elizabethan audience the two lovers would be heading to hell.
      • Juliet was closer to the nurse
        • "Thou wast the prettiest babe that e' er I nursed." Nurse 1.3
          • Rich noble families would often higher wet nurses to take care of their children.
    • (AO2)
      • Language
        • Early language
          • "But no more deep will I end art mine eye/Than your consent gives strength to make it fly." Juliet 1.3
            • Reflects innocence, submission and lack of commitment.
        • Middle Language
          • Contrasts with early language
            • Early language
              • "But no more deep will I end art mine eye/Than your consent gives strength to make it fly." Juliet 1.3
                • Reflects innocence, submission and lack of commitment.
          • Celestial Imagery
            • "And when I shall die,/Take him and cut him out in little stars," Juliet 3.2
              • Reflects the change in her maturity
          • Similies
            • "Dove-feathered raven" Juliet 3.2
              • Echoes Romeo's description of Juliet
                • "So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows" Romeo 1.5
          • Oxymorons
            • "Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical!" Juliet  3.2
              • Shows Juliet's confusion on how to react and whose side to take after Romeo kill Tyablt.
                • Juliet is confronted with the question ... blood or love?
        • Final scenes language
          • Alliteration
            • "I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins" Juliet 4.3
          • Powerful Imagery
            • "And shrieks like mandrakes torn out of the earth," Juliet 4.3
              • Conveys Juliet's trepidation before consuming the Friar's potion
                • "I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins" Juliet 4.3
      • Form and Structure
        • Setting
          • Her bedroom
            • Significant for her soliloquy
          • Juliet's balcony
            • Romantic setting for the lovers.
        • Prologue
          • "death -marked love" Prologue
            • Foreshadows the death of the two lovers
              • No matter what the livers do ... they are doomed for an unhappily ever after.
            • Dramatic Irony because we as an audience know that death is inevitable
        • Time
          • Speed of the play
          • Rate at which Juliet is forced to grow
            • Confirms her role as a tragic heroine.
        • Climax
          • Act 3 scene 1 is the climax.
            • No comedy after this point onward from the comic characters
              • Nurse and Mercutio make no puns or jokes
            • Romeo's raged actions put Juliet in a desperate situation.
              • Juliet is confronted with the question ... blood or love?
              • She chooses suicide over biagamy - courage :)
        • Stage Directions
          • Characters leaving
            • All the characters in 3.5 leave Juliet on stage alone
              • Shows that Juliet has to now make a decision on her own - maturity.
                • Rate at which Juliet is forced to grow
                  • Confirms her role as a tragic heroine.
    • Themes
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