Romeo and Juliet ( Juliet Maturity)

In “Romeo and Juliet” a play, by William Shakespeare as a result of falling in love Juliet transform by being a girl lacking experience and maturity, looks to adult to guide her decisions, to becoming and independent woman.In I,iii Juliet isa girl lacking experience and maturity, looks to adult to guide her decisions.In III,ii Juliet is becoming an independent woman.In III,v Juliet is an independent woman.

In I,iii of “Romeo and Juliet” a play, by William Shakespeare, Juliet is still a girl lacking experience looks to adults to guide her decisions.The nurse wants to live long enough to see Juliet getting married:”And I might live to see thee married once, I have my wish.” (I,iii,65) The nurse wants to live long enough to see Juliet getting married but she knows it’s not gonna happen soon because Juliet is a really immature.Lady Capulet said that Juliet should get married because all the girls of her age or younger and all the girls in Verona are already married, so because everyone does it:”Well think of marriage now, here in Verona ladies of esteem are made already mothers.” (I,iii,73) It shows that she’s immature because she let’s her mother make important decisions about her life.Juliet tells her mom she will mary Paris if he’s handsome and if she tells her to:”I’ll look,to like,if looking like move; but no more deep will I endart mine eye than your consent gives straight to make it fly.”(I,iii,101)It shows her immaturity because she’s only going to mary Paris if he’s handsome and if her mom tells her too, she can’t make her own decisions and base some of them on superficial things.

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In III,ii of “Romeo and Juliet” Juliet is becoming an independent woman and is more mature.Ad the scene opens Juliet is imagining that Romeo comes to her house during the night so that they can be intimate and make love:”Spread thy close curtain in love performing night.”(III,ii5)It shows that she’s more mature because she’s thinking about being intimate with Romeo, she’s now thinking about being married and intimate when only two acts before she didn’t wanna get married.When the nurse calls to sham to come to Romeo, Juliet contradicts her on telling her to shut up and being quiet:”Ah,poor my lord, what tongue shall smooth thy name, when I fly three hours’ wife have mangled it?”(III,ii,104-105)It shows that she’s mature because she’s giving her opinion about what she thinks, and standup for herself.Juliet won’t speak ill of “him who killed her cousin” because he’s her husband:”Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband.”(III,ii,102) It shows that she’s mature she’s defending her husband, when she never even thought about getting married. Accoring to Juliet she shouldn’t be crying because Tybalth would have killed Romeo:”My husband lives, Tybalth would have killed…on my husband.”(III,ii,111-112)It shows that she’s more mature because she’s learning to control her emotions.

In III,v of “Romeo and Juliet”, Juliet is an independent woman.Juliet respond to her father when he tells her that he will drag her to St.Peter’s church if she refuse to go on her own by telling him that she’s begging him on her knees,to be patient and to listen to one thing she has to say:”Good father, I beseech you on my knees, hear me with patience but to speak a word.”(III,v,165)It shows that she’s mature because she’s asking her parents to be patient and to listen to one thing she has to say and she’s also being patient which is a proof of maturity.Through out Juliet’s argument with her parents she tries to get them to delay the marriage or she’ll kill herself:”O sweet by mother, cart me not away! Delay this marriage for a month or week ; or if you do not,make the bridal bed in that dim monument where Tybalth lies.”(III,v,230)It shows that she’s mature because she’s being smart about how she argues with her the end of the scene Juliet decide to break her ties with the nurse:”I think it is better for you if you marry the county.”(III,v,230) It shows that she’s mature because she’s standing up to the nurse and telling her what she really thinks.

Through out the play, Juliet is becoming more and more mature mostly because she falls in love with Romeo the love of her life, and with different choices that she makes she’s learning how to deal with the consequences and becoming more responsible.True love is what they are going through and it shows that it will make you do and accomplish things that that you and the people around you have never thought would happen.It was a matter of time before Juliet learned how to be mature and it only happened because she was completely in love with Romeo.

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