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Here are a few facts about Juliet Capulet:
- Juliet had other siblings but she ended up being the only surviving one. She is the sole heir to the Capulet's dynasty.
- The story of Juliet goes back farther than when Shakespeare wrote it. In earlier versions she was known as Giulietta.
- There is a house in the town of Verona that is supposedly the house of the Capulet's. It has a balcony and a statue of Juliet. It is a very popular tourist attraction. People post love letters on the walls outside for luck.
- Juliet was only thirteen, almost fourteen years old. Although this seems very young to us, it was not uncommon for females to wed and bear children at this young age.
1.) She is strong in obedience and lacks in experience in the world, outlining herself as inexperienced and in many ways dependent on her parents and nurse.
2.)She has not given marriage a second thought but she does want to do what her mother asks. It is high time that Juliet go the route Lady Capulet went in her youth, and be married to a rich and powerful gentleman like her father.
3.) Juliet, on the other hand, has no interest in becoming a wife and the mother of Paris's children: "(Marriage) is an honour that I dream not of" (I.iii.68). Even her father at first considers her too young to settle down. This may be a reflection on his feelings about his own wife, who might have been happier waiting a few years before marrying him.
4.)Romeo's very presence seems to propel her toward maturity however, and her decisions are made quickly but thoughtfully from that point forward.
5.) She was born on "Lammas Eve at night" (August 1), so Juliet's birthday is July 31 (1.3.19). Her birthday is "a fortnight hence", putting the action of the play in mid-July (1.3.17).
6.)As a child, she was cared for by her nurse, who is now her confidante, or Juliet's caretaker.
7.) Juliet Capulet wasn't always Juliet Capulet. The heroine's name was Giulietta in some earlier versions. It had become Juliet by the time Arthur Brooke wrote his narrative poem.
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