Juliet Quotes & Analysis

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Juliet Quotes & Analysis
  1. “Madam I am here, what is your will?”
    1. Juliet appears to be a dutiful daughter towards her parents.
      1. Her compliance is important in exploring the theme of parental obedience as her mother instructs Juliet to consider Paris as a husband, and at this point, Juliet is a character who does not hide the truth from her parents, but does think independently.
      2. “It is an honour that I dream not of.”
        1. Juliet’s ambiguous response to Lady Capulet’s idea of marriage is reserved and polite, which is suggestive of Juliet’s respect for her mother.
          1. Due to Lady Capulet instructing Juliet to consider Paris as a husband, it suggests that her compliance is important in exploring the theme of parental obedience.
            1. At this point, Juliet is a character who does not hide the truth from her parents, but does think independently.
            2. “I’ll look to like if looking liking move.”
              1. This response implies that Juliet is emotionally mature for her age, as she believes that she cannot marry someone who she does not love.
                1. Her maturity is further conveyed when she does not accept her mother’s and the Nurse’s materialistic views on love, but does admit her parents power over her even though it is suggestive she can think for herself.
                2. “My only love sprung from my only hate.”
                  1. This is a painful discovery for Juliet and she resolves not to tell her parents.
                    1. However, the central conflict of this play concerning the two families requires her silence and steely determination in her secrecy.
                    2. “Deny thy father and refuse thy name… And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”
                      1. Juliet laments her misfortune that Romeo is a Montague - the son of her father's enemy.
                        1. These lines highlight Juliet's willingness to disown her family if she can be with her true love.
                        2. “If they do see thee, they will murder thee.”
                          1. The family conflict now takes second place to the lover’s own feelings, as Juliet sets herself apart from her family and her loyalties have now shifted to Romeo.
                          2. “Thy propose marriage, send me word tomorrow, by one that I’ll procure to come to thee.”
                            1. It is made apparent that Juliet’s shift of loyalty from her parents to Romeo is final with marriage.
                              1. This necessitates the lying ad plotting exposing Juliet’s loss of obedience towards her parents, as she is able to be deceitful to them.
                              2. “Beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical."
                                1. This is suggestive of Juliet's conflicted feelings; she loves Romeo but also hates him for killing her cousin, and must, of course, keep her feelings secret from her family.
                                  1. These oxymora imply that, to a certain extent, Juliet's initial response to Romeo's banishment is intense.
                                    1. This is then furthered by the paradoxes in the passage:
                                      1. "Dove-feather'd raven! Wolfish-ravening lamb!"
                                        1. This highlights Juliet's inner conflict at the prospect of yet more lies and deceit, as she allows her family to think that she is heartbroken over her cousin's death and not her husband's banishment.
                                  2. “My husband lives, that Tybalt would have slain.”
                                    1. Initially, the news of Tybalt's death created conflicting feelings, as she was torn between her love for Romeo and her loyalty for Tybalt.
                                      1. However, it does not take long for Juliet to resolve her inner conflict, as she believes that Romeo would be dead if Tybalt was to live.
                                        1. Juliet appears to think that Romeo was defending himself and, it could be said that, her love for Romeo is more important than the loyalty she feels towards her family.
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