Opposites Attract – Romeo and Juliet Essay

Romeo and his parents don’t interact very much. Romeo is a very independent, self-kept person. He doesn’t really involve his parents in anything he does. One example is when Romeo’s heart get’s broken by a girl named Rosaline and Romeo kept crying about it. Romeo’s friends and father were talking and his father said… :”Both by myself and many other friends, but he his own affections counselor, is to himself, I will not say how true, but to himself so secret and so close, so far from surrounding and discovery, as is the bad bite with an envious worm.

Ere he can spread his sweet leaves to the air, or dedicate his beauty to the sun. Could we but learn from when his sorrows grow we would as willingly give cure as know” Romeos father is saying that Romeo keeps his emotions to himself. He never tells anyone his problems, so finding out what Romeo’s thinking is pretty impossible. Romeo’s father compared him to a young bud destroyed by the bite of an envious worm. Romeo’s father wants to find out what’s wrong, so that he can help Romeo through his problems. Romeo’s mother is a quiet woman. She rarely say’s anything to Romeo.

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She can’t really control what Romeo does since she’s a woman. Back then, the women didn’t have a say in almost anything. She almost never knew what he was doing throughout the day. Romeo was always gone and rarely ever home. But obviously Mrs. Montgue loved her son, because once he got banned from Verona, she dide from a heart break. Romeo isn’t a very rebellious guy, he just goes after what he wants, not thinking about the consequences. Some people may call him rebellious because of what he does just for love and for how he defends himself against the others. Romeo’s parent s still love him though.

Juliet Capulet is the woman that Romeo fell in love with. Juliet loves him back, but Juliet’s parents don’t like the whole idea. Juliet and her parents interact in a well mannered way. Juliet respects and obeys her mother and father very much. Juliet and her mother have a very strained relationship. They love each other, but are very distant from each other. The nurse acts more like Juliet’s mother more then her actual mother does. Juliet’s father is a rich, happy man. Though he does love her and he cares about er happiness it almost seems like he cares more about who she marries and weather he is rich or not.

Juliet is definitely not a rebellious person like Romeo is. Juliet has to follow the rules no matter what. She is on a very tight leash with her parents, and she can never go anywhere alone, she always has her nurse with her everywhere. And when Juliet starts falling in love with Romeo, the leash gets shorter. In the beginning of the story, Mr. Capulet said to a man that wanted to marry Juliet, that he wanted her to fall in love with someone and choose for herself, and now that she loves Romeo, he’s taking it all back. Mr. Capulet met a young man named Paris that was interested in Juliet and wanted to marry her. Mr. Capulet said he approved and wanted to force the marriage on Juliet, although she was already married to Romeo. Mr. Capulet went home to tell Juliet to get herself ready for Thursday, for that’s the day she will be married. Juliet tried to deny marrying him in a nice way and Mr. Capulet said, “How how, how, how, chopologic? What is this? “Proud” and “I thank you” and “I thank you not” and yet “Not proud” Mistriss mission you. Thanking me no than kings, nor proud me no prouds. But fettle your fine joints against Thursday next. To go with Paris to Saint Peters church, or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither; out, you green-sickness carrion!

Out you baggage! You tallow face! Juliet’s father is furious with her. He rages, calls her names and threatens her. He calls her a person who argues over fine points and says she is a spoiled child. He tells her to prepare herself for the wedding of he’ll haul her there in a cart for criminals. He calls her an anemic piece of dead flesh and a coward. Then after Juliet try’s to defend herself Mr. Capulet reply’s with, “Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what, get to church Thursday or never look at me in the face. Speak not, reply not, do not answer me!

My fingers itch, wife we scarce thought us blest that God had lent us but this only child. But now I see this one too much, and that was we have a curse on having her out on my hiding! ” `I get the idea that Mr. Capulet doesn’t care for Juliet anymore, because she won’t obey him, he says to her, “Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word. So do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee. ” So it’s either Mr. Capulet’s way, or the highway . He doesn’t care what she does, he just tells her that if she picks the wrong thing, he will disown her, and make her live and die on the streets.

Mr. and Mrs. Capulet don’t love their daughter, because they hardly know her. They have never spent a whole day with their child, and now its coming back to bite them. Juliet’s and her parents relationship isn’t the best anymore. They don’t love her because she won’t follow their rules’ Romeo and Juliet both have messed up relationships with their parents. Romeo doesn’t tell his parents anything, when they would like to know, and Juliet’s parents act like they don’t want to know anything. Romeo’s a rebel and Juliet’s not. I guess when they say opposites attract, its true…

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