Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is characterized as an obedient, quiet, and naive person in the beginning, but as the story progresses she transforms into a, practical, responsible, and loyal person. In the beginning of the play, she respectfully listens to exactly what her mother tells her to do and does it only with caution. For example, in act one scene three, Lady Capulet tells Juliet to consider marrying Paris, and Juliet responds by saying that she will only look to see if she will like him and nothing more. Later though in the story Juliet falls in love with Romeo instead of Paris and the practical, responsible, and loyal side of Juliet is revealed. At first when Romeo becomes over emotional and asks Juliet to marry her, she hesitates and says no. She tells him to be sure that he is making the right decision in asking her to marry him. Also, Juliet tends to make the more practical and rational decisions throughout their relationship even though she is younger. Next, by accepting Romeo’s hand in marriage at a young age, she takes on many responsibilities that she is willing to handle. The last personality trait that shows Juliet’s progression over the course of the play is loyalty. Juliet is most loyal to her husband Romeo. When Romeo kills Tybalt, Juliet’s kinsman, she still loves Romeo despite what Nurse tells her. All in all, these actions and traits make Juliet a sympathetic character because of her transformation to a loyal, practical, and responsible person.