Transformation of Juliet
In William Shakespeareâ€™s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, one of the main characters Juliet changes as the play progresses. In the beginning of the play, Juliet is a young girl who is very faithful and loyal to her family. After an encounter with Romeo, son of Montague she falls in love and encounters dramatic changes to her life.
In the beginning of the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet when Juliet is introduced, she is shown to be a young girl who is very faithful to her family, the Capuletâ€™s. She acts very sincere around her elders such as her mother Lady Capulet, and the nurse who had took care of Juliet as a child. When the nurse calls Juliet in the beginning of the play, Juliet comes at once. Then she politely asks why she was called. (Act 1, Scene 3, ll 5-8) Juliet: â€œHow now? Who Calls?â€, Nurse: â€œYour mother.â€, Juliet: Madam I am here, what is your will.â€ Juliet is also very passive and not interested in meeting nor marrying any men. â€œIt is an honor that I dream not ofâ€ (Act 1, Scene 3 ll 67).
After an enchanting party in the Capulet home, Juliet discovers Romeo Montague and immediately falls in love with him, even though he is an enemy of the Capuletâ€™s. She now changes from being passive and having no interest in men to actually loving a man and wanting to start a relationship. She becomes more mature, and learns to love. â€œMy only love, sprung from my only hate.â€ (Act 1, Scene 5, ll 139). Juliet is aware that Romeo is a family enemy but she believes it is too late to end her feelings for Romeo even if he is an enemy. By loving Romeo she has now broken her devotion to her family by actually loving an enemy. Due to Julietâ€™s love for Romeo she becomes less obedient to her mother and the nurse. Nurse: â€œMadamâ€, Juliet: â€œI come anon. But if thou meanst not well, I do beseech thee---â€œ Nurse: â€œMadam!â€ (Act 2, Scene 2, ll 149-152). The nurse calls Juliet over and over until she finally came,...