Romeo and Juliet Essay | Sympathetic Characters in Romeo and Juliet

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Sympathetic Characters in Romeo and Juliet

Summary: Discusses the William Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. Analyzes the title characters. Describes how the audience's sympathies are largely with Juliet, because Shakespeare has developed her character sensitively and so convincingly that we can empathize with her, and because she receives very little help and guidance from her family.
`Romeo and Juliet' is a play written by William Shakespeare. Juliet is a young and modern character in the play and is the daughter of the powerful Lord Capulet.

The story of `Romeo & Juliet' goes back before Shakespeare's time and therefore the effects and elements in the play reflect the medieval traditions of courtly love.

The story was taken from a long narrative poem written by Arthur Brooke in 1562. William Shakespeare changed the story so that the audience's reaction would be different towards the lovers. We can refer that in William Shakespeare's time women and girls did not have much power in society. Shakespeare's view of Italian society was that religion was important and men had a lot of power.

In Act 1 Scene 3, Shakespeare shows her character as apparently simple, obedient, and compliant. The two quotes to show this are:

Line 66-"It is...

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