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cutepinaygurl92 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 14, 2007 at 3:23 PM via web

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What are three character traits of Juliet? Are there any quotations in particular that demonstrate these traits?

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elcrafto | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 1, 2007 at 11:52 AM (Answer #2)

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Juliet is still a little girl, as evidenced by the fact that she has not even begun to think of marriage (see her conversation with her mother in Act One, Sene III, specifically her line, "It is an honor that I dream not of.") In the 1500s, women were married off very young--Juliet's mother bore Juliet at the age of about fourteen, as she tells Juliet; the girl should, by her cultural norms and expectations, been familiar with the idea of marrying at this age, as it is what is she was meant to do. However, she has not graduated to an adult ay of thinking, or even of grasping her specific responsibilities.

Also, Juliet is at least as impulsive as Romeo shows himself to be, if not more. Immediately upon meeting the boy, she falls head-over-heels for him, and can think of no other. ("My only love, sprung from my only hate!" -- ACt I, scene V, emphasis mine). Instead of considering her options, which include at least Paris, and making a well-thought-out descision, she jumps at the first boy she takes a fancy to.

The last character trait I would include is emotional, which ties into the two I listed above. She follows her heart instead of her head. She is well aware of the Capulet/Montague feud, and yet she takes a Montague as her husband. She commits suicide upon learning of Romeo's death, instead of turning to her parents or other trusted adults for support and advice.

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cutepinaygurl92 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 2, 2007 at 5:05 PM (Answer #3)

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Juliet is still a little girl, as evidenced by the fact that she has not even begun to think of marriage (see her conversation with her mother in Act One, Sene III, specifically her line, "It is an honor that I dream not of.") In the 1500s, women were married off very young--Juliet's mother bore Juliet at the age of about fourteen, as she tells Juliet; the girl should, by her cultural norms and expectations, been familiar with the idea of marrying at this age, as it is what is she was meant to do. However, she has not graduated to an adult ay of thinking, or even of grasping her specific responsibilities.

Also, Juliet is at least as impulsive as Romeo shows himself to be, if not more. Immediately upon meeting the boy, she falls head-over-heels for him, and can think of no other. ("My only love, sprung from my only hate!" -- ACt I, scene V, emphasis mine). Instead of considering her options, which include at least Paris, and making a well-thought-out descision, she jumps at the first boy she takes a fancy to.

The last character trait I would include is emotional, which ties into the two I listed above. She follows her heart instead of her head. She is well aware of the Capulet/Montague feud, and yet she takes a Montague as her husband. She commits suicide upon learning of Romeo's death, instead of turning to her parents or other trusted adults for support and advice.

 Let me know if you need any further assistance with this topic. :)

thank you for your reply. :]  if you have any quotes that would go well with the last paragraph it would be great..:]

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cutepinaygurl92 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 2, 2007 at 5:27 PM (Answer #4)

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Juliet is still a little girl, as evidenced by the fact that she has not even begun to think of marriage (see her conversation with her mother in Act One, Sene III, specifically her line, "It is an honor that I dream not of.") In the 1500s, women were married off very young--Juliet's mother bore Juliet at the age of about fourteen, as she tells Juliet; the girl should, by her cultural norms and expectations, been familiar with the idea of marrying at this age, as it is what is she was meant to do. However, she has not graduated to an adult ay of thinking, or even of grasping her specific responsibilities.

Also, Juliet is at least as impulsive as Romeo shows himself to be, if not more. Immediately upon meeting the boy, she falls head-over-heels for him, and can think of no other. ("My only love, sprung from my only hate!" -- ACt I, scene V, emphasis mine). Instead of considering her options, which include at least Paris, and making a well-thought-out descision, she jumps at the first boy she takes a fancy to.

The last character trait I would include is emotional, which ties into the two I listed above. She follows her heart instead of her head. She is well aware of the Capulet/Montague feud, and yet she takes a Montague as her husband. She commits suicide upon learning of Romeo's death, instead of turning to her parents or other trusted adults for support and advice.

 Let me know if you need any further assistance with this topic. :)

My other question is: what would the reader learn based upon Juliet's character traits?

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liveaa-o | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 17, 2008 at 4:49 PM (Answer #5)

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Juliet is still a little girl, as evidenced by the fact that she has not even begun to think of marriage (see her conversation with her mother in Act One, Sene III, specifically her line, "It is an honor that I dream not of.") In the 1500s, women were married off very young--Juliet's mother bore Juliet at the age of about fourteen, as she tells Juliet; the girl should, by her cultural norms and expectations, been familiar with the idea of marrying at this age, as it is what is she was meant to do. However, she has not graduated to an adult ay of thinking, or even of grasping her specific responsibilities.

Also, Juliet is at least as impulsive as Romeo shows himself to be, if not more. Immediately upon meeting the boy, she falls head-over-heels for him, and can think of no other. ("My only love, sprung from my only hate!" -- ACt I, scene V, emphasis mine). Instead of considering her options, which include at least Paris, and making a well-thought-out descision, she jumps at the first boy she takes a fancy to.

The last character trait I would include is emotional, which ties into the two I listed above. She follows her heart instead of her head. She is well aware of the Capulet/Montague feud, and yet she takes a Montague as her husband. She commits suicide upon learning of Romeo's death, instead of turning to her parents or other trusted adults for support and advice.

 Let me know if you need any further assistance with this topic. :)

what are some examples of this from Act 2 Scene 2? in a sense Juliet is the more rational one. . .i'm confused as to  3 character traits for BOTH Romeo and Juliet in Act 2  Scene 3 quote exact lines so i can follow along :D thanks!

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liveaa-o | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 17, 2008 at 4:50 PM (Answer #6)

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Juliet is still a little girl, as evidenced by the fact that she has not even begun to think of marriage (see her conversation with her mother in Act One, Sene III, specifically her line, "It is an honor that I dream not of.") In the 1500s, women were married off very young--Juliet's mother bore Juliet at the age of about fourteen, as she tells Juliet; the girl should, by her cultural norms and expectations, been familiar with the idea of marrying at this age, as it is what is she was meant to do. However, she has not graduated to an adult ay of thinking, or even of grasping her specific responsibilities.

Also, Juliet is at least as impulsive as Romeo shows himself to be, if not more. Immediately upon meeting the boy, she falls head-over-heels for him, and can think of no other. ("My only love, sprung from my only hate!" -- ACt I, scene V, emphasis mine). Instead of considering her options, which include at least Paris, and making a well-thought-out descision, she jumps at the first boy she takes a fancy to.

The last character trait I would include is emotional, which ties into the two I listed above. She follows her heart instead of her head. She is well aware of the Capulet/Montague feud, and yet she takes a Montague as her husband. She commits suicide upon learning of Romeo's death, instead of turning to her parents or other trusted adults for support and advice.

 Let me know if you need any further assistance with this topic. :)

what are some examples of this from Act 2 Scene 2? in a sense Juliet is the more rational one. . .i'm confused as to 3 character traits for BOTH Romeo and Juliet in Act 2 Scene 2 quote exact lines so i can follow along :D thanks!

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jennahargreaves | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 3, 2009 at 1:28 AM (Answer #8)

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romeo:

-is a fine young man with a look for the ladies

 

-pritty fit lol

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shakespear-fan | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 24, 2009 at 2:42 PM (Answer #9)

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what color would u say juliets hair was?
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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted April 26, 2009 at 5:31 PM (Answer #10)

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In reply to #9, if you take the fact that Juliet is Italian (in that she is from Verona), she most likely has very dark hair, either brown or black.  Take it from an Italian:  it's dark, it's thick, and it's plentiful.

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mikesodano | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 6, 2012 at 4:17 AM (Answer #11)

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In reply to #9, if you take the fact that Juliet is Italian (in that she is from Verona), she most likely has very dark hair, either brown or black.  Take it from an Italian:  it's dark, it's thick, and it's plentiful.

Just becuase she is Italian does not mean she would have dark brown hair. 1st of all;  people that usually live with sun would have light hair, the sun makes your hair lighter. Both of my parents were actually born in Italy, and both told me this statment. My family is Itlay told me this as well.  Im pretty sure that Juliet hair would be a light brown. However, it also depends on her family traits. The best advice I could give you is, "When reading Remo and Juliet, how did YOU picture Juliet?" 
Hope this helps :) 

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