Juliet is the daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet. She is a beautiful and caring thirteen-year-old girl. Juliet begins the play as a naïve child who has thought little about love and marriage, but she grows up quickly upon falling in love with Romeo Montague.
Juliet is a girl from an aristocratic family, during this time period it means she consequently has none of the freedom that Romeo has. Nevertheless, she shows immense bravery in trusting her entire life and future to Romeo, even refusing to believe the worst reports about him after he gets involved in a fight with her cousin.
Act 1 Scene 2: ‘O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo’
Act 1 Scene 5 A reference to Juliet feeling they fell in love too soon: ‘My only love sprung from my only hate too early seen unknown, and known too late’
Act 1 Scene 5 Mirroring Romeo: ‘Palm to palms holy palmers’ kiss’
Act 2 Scene 2 Juliet makes a reference to the rival family name not being important, but how Romeo is as a man being more important, hinting that her family should look past his last name: ‘What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor foot, nor arm nor face nor any other part Belonging to a man. Oh, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet’
Act 3 Scene 2 Juliet begins to look forward to her wedding: ‘Come, gentle night, come, loving black-browed night, give me my Romeo, and when I shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars’
Act 5 Scene 3 These are Juliet’s last words of the play, as she no longer wants to live without Romeo: ‘I will kiss thy lips. Haply some poison yet doth hang on them to make me die with a restorative’