She said that banishment is worse than any murder. Juliet says she will not cry for Tybalt but for Romeo. She tells the nurse to put the ladder away for she will die a widow. The nurse promises to give Romeo to her tonight. Juliet gives the nurse a ring to give to
Lady Capulet does, not notice what Juliet is doing, but the audiences does, thus creating dramatic irony in this scene. This scene really creates humor through dramatic irony. One more scene revolving around Juliet that also contains dramatic irony is the wedding scene. Friar Laurence enters ready to take Juliet to church so she could get married to County Paris. Capulet tells the Friar she is ready to go but she will never return (Shakespeare 4.4 ll.
“Consider how Juliet’s predicament is portrayed in Act 3 Scene 5” Juliet finds herself in a predicament in Act 3 Scene 5 as she has had to deal with the death of her cousin Tybalt, who was killed by Romeo and Romeo has been banished to Mantua. This is devastating for Juliet as she is madly in love with Romeo and they are officially married. Juliet is very distressed about the situations she has found herself in and to make matters worse she is to marry Paris whom she doesn’t aspire to marry as her heart is devoted to Romeo. By Act 3 Scene 5, it seems Juliet has been forced into maturity due to the number of disasters that have occurred. She has had to deal with a lot in a short space of time but in a mature way.
It is also shown during the balcony scene when she agrees to marry Romeo after knowing him only a day and she is not even sure herself that Romeo wants to marry her. After his marriage she is told by her nurse she is to marry Paris. Thinking that her only option was to die or hear a plan presented by Friar Lawrence to get her out of a second marriage. Romeo fell in love very easily (Rosaline.) When he first met Juliet, he seemed to have forgotten about Rosaline Thinking Juliet was dead, Romeo thought that his only option was to take his life out of grief for Juliet.
After Romeo is banished from Verona, Friar Laurence helps Juliet come up with a plan for her not to marry Paris. This plan consists of Juliet faking her death, so her sweet, love Romeo can find her in the Capulet’s tomb. However, if Friar Laurence didn’t mention the plan to Juliet, she would have save anyone from any heartbreak or death. Also Friar Laurence says, “Saint Francis be my speed! how oft to-night/ Have my feet stumbled at graves.” (5.3.121-122) This shows that Friar Laurence was being slowed down by graves in a tomb.
In the scene following their marriage, we feel increasingly sympathetic towards Juliet as she faces Lord and Lady Capulet, who are insisting in marrying her to Paris “early next Thursday”. A new twist adds to the story when Romeo is banished from Verona after killing Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. Tybalt and Romeo were caught up in a fight after the member of the Capulets slayed Romeo’s friend, Mercutio. As the audience, we feel sympathetic towards Juliet as she’s helpless and has no power to influence all the events that are taking place. The man she risked her life marrying will no longer be with her as this is their last night before Romeo leaves for Mantua and any chance of being able to reveal her beloved husband’s identity is shattered after Tybalt’s killing as the Capulet family is now more determined then ever on avenging Tybalt’s death.
My chosen monologue is spoken by Juliet to her nurse and can be found at Act 3, Scene 2 lines 97 – 127. In this scene, on hearing the news that Romeo killed her cousin, Tybalt, Juliet is initially angry, but her love for him resurfaces and Romeo’s banishment overshadows Tybalt’s death. There are a lot of conflicting stresses in the first few lines; opposites with contrasting arguments to show Juliet's opposed states of mind. Juliet feels conflicted because her love for Romeo clashes with her love and sense of duty to her family. She asks why Romeo killed her cousin, calling him a villain, but realises Tybalt’s death is less significant and she grants Romeo the license to kill her cousin when she realises that her cousin would have killed Romeo had he not been killed instead.
This passage is also foreshadowing Romeo’s death later in the play. Another reference to stars was when Romeo said to Benvolio, “I fear too early, for my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin." (Act 1, Scene 4, Lines 106-108). This is Romeo stating that he is scared that they won't be too late, but too early for the Capulet party. In Romeo & Juliet light and dark imagery also plays a key role in this great Shakespearean tale.
Occurring at the beginning of Act IV, Juliet had been forced to marry Paris, a suitor, by her father. Capulet, however, does not know that she is married to Romeo, therefore causing her to sin if married again. She became upset, and ran to Friar Laurence, believing that he could help her. Since no solution the Friar had given her could help her to get back to Romeo, she stated “‘Twixt my extremes and me this bloody knife shall play the umpire” (IV. i.
That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun.” Here Juliet is talking about how lonely she is and how much she misses Romeo. She says if he was to die (disappear) , she would want the stars to light the sky with his face and that would make night much more bearable.The stars here represent what she wants to be permanent- Romeo and her being together although she knows that this cannot be and he has to leave just like the stars disappear and the sun comes up. In Noel Kinnamon’s article “Imagery in Romeo and Juliet”, he says that “images and image clusters play an important role in defining character, reinforcing theme, and even establishing mood or atmosphere in Shakespeare's plays.” He adds that in Romeo and Juliet, light imagery in various forms appears in nearly every scene. The stars symbolize the inescapable misfortune of the young lovers and how the fate of Romeo and Juliet has already been set out for