The Pressure on Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
In the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare pressure
builds up Juliet. This is caused by a number of reasons.
Because Juliet is the only surviving daughter , the only child of
the Capulet´s , there there is a big expectancy on Juliet of the
Capulets , because everybody expects her to make a marriage with a
noble man .
Lady Capulet introduces the idea of mariage to Juliet: “ Tell me
daughter Juliet, how stands your disposition to be married ?” Juliet
is still a child . The idea of marriage is shocking to her ,and
unexpected.She responds “ It is an ...view middle of the document...
She has to keep the marriage in secret , because she would be in big
trouble if she didn´t .
When Juliet hears about the death of Tybalt , she doesn´t know how to
So much new pressure is put on her .
When she hears about Romeo being banished from Verona , she is at the
point as low as she gets in the play from her feelings.She wants to
end her life.
The same day her parents put more pressure on her daughter because
they tell her that she is going to marry Paris , a rich kinsman of the
Prince, on Thursday.
Also the treatment of her father she thinks is not appropriate to a
girl of the age of 13 years. She is a loyal daughter who wouldn´t want
to hurt her parents feelings by telling them the truth about her.
A good quotation from the book which describes her fathers treatment
and rude use of language :” I will drag thee on a hurdle thither out,
you green-sickness-carion!out, you baggage ! you tallow-face! “
This her father says after Juliet tell her parents that she doesn´t
want to marry Paris .
If you look at the position of Juliet now you see why Juliet is
looking for help desperately.
Her father threw her out of the house .She is depressed so much
pressure is put on her ,she is thrown out of the house,she is married
in secret to Romeo , even more pressure gets put on her because her
cousin Tybalt is killed by her husband Romeo.
This really gets her Juliet , because she is married to Romeo,
married by Friar Lawrence in St Peter´s Church , and is now expected
to marry Paris in the same Church .She knows that she can´t be
married to two man because of the law, this really put a lot of
pressure on her , because she knows the way it´s now it it not going