Romeo And Juliet Mature Essay

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Love endures all things; it helps others discover that life is far more precious when shared with someone. Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare is a tragic play about two young lovers wanting to be together, but family feuds cause the star-crossed lovers to kill themselves. Love in every scenario changes people for the better or for the worst. In this case Juliet changes significantly throughout the book of Romeo and Juliet. Her character becomes more mature, brave, and independent in the sense where she does not need her parents to make her decisions and she can try her best to handle situation thrown her way. Juliet’s maturity starts when she meets Romeo and they decide to get married. She then has her own opinion of future and the fact that she wants to marry Romeo. “If that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow” (Shakespeare, Act 2. SC 2. Pg 79). As Juliet’s maturity grows she shows significant changes within herself. She acknowledges the “infinite” qualities inherent in…show more content…
Her love for Romeo and wanting to do anything in her power to be with him gives a helping hand in her choice to take a poison that makes everyone believe she is dead. “What if it be a poison which the friar subtly hath ministered to have me dead. Romeo, Romeo, Romeo! Here drink I drink to thee” (Shakespeare Act 4. SC3 Pg 191-192). Even with her concerns on whether the poison would work or kill her does not stop her from being brave and taking it anyway. Along with her bravery to isolate herself from her family, Juliet’s new feeling strengthens her against the cultural forces that would deny her love and freedom. She pledges that she would “no longer be a Capulet” if such denial would be necessary to sustain her love (Dupler, Par 6). This shows a huge change from Juliet that was not shown in the beginning of the book. With that her character continues to evolve as the book goes

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