Juliet’s interactions with other characters in Act 3 Scene 5 are varied as she adapts and interacts with everyone differently.
Juliet is a keen lover when she is with Romeo, however the love overpowers her. Juliet is quite cunning with her mother as she makes her mother believe she is upset for Tybalt when she is not. Juliet looks up to the nurse as a friend and as guidance but with her father Juliet is helpless and is at mercy. Juliet interacts differently depending on who she is with and her feeling towards them.
Juliet is presented to be a passionate and caring lover for Romeo. The phrase “Art thou gone so? Love, Lord, Ay, Husbansd, Friend? I must hear from thee every day in the hour, for in a minute there are many days, O, by this count I shall be much in years” portrays how she can’t live without him. The fact that Juliet calls him by so many names displays how many roles Romeo fulfils in her life and how important Romeo is to her. To further emphasise this she tells Romeo how time will be slow without him and one minute will be many days; this demonstrates her love and importance as Romeo not being with her can alter time which is impossible.Juliet is somewhat deceived by her great love for Romeo and she finds it hard to believe that Romeo is leaving. The quote “I know it, I, It is some meteor that the sun exhales” displays Juliet trying to reason with herself and make Romeo believe her too.
The stuttering shows her trying to...
explain herself to Romeo and trying to prove herself. Furthermore, when she says that a meteor which the sun exhales as an explanation for day; it does not make sense. Love has made her think in an absurd manner which is causing her to say things which are strange and incomprehensible.Juliet’s love and passion is swiftly replaced by her trickery and cunningness when she is around her mother.
Juliet tricks her mother into believing that she is weeping for Tybalt however she weeps for Romeo’s departure. The phrase “Indeed, I never shall be satisfied with Romeo, till I behold him–dead–”. This portrays Juliet’s love however, her trickery is ever-present. The word dead comes after a short pause suggesting Juliet is trying to convince her mother that she supports her in killing Romeo. Furthermore, this word is an addition to her previous sentence to avoid the rousing of any suspicion because if Juliet said she wanted to behold him it would anger her mother.
The word deadJuliet’s interactions with her father are more submissive and of plea. She is afraid of her father and this is shown by her actions. The quote “Good father, I beseech you on my knees”. This shows Juliet as very weak as she is on her knees. Furthermore, this presents Juliet at mercy to her father as she his begging him to not marry; her father in in complete control of this interaction and Juliet is almost like an inferior to him. Additionally, the word beseech mean
“Ask someone urgently and fervently to do something” and in this case Juliet is begging and pleading with no avail displaying how she is helpless and weak.
Juliet’s thinks of the nurse as a guidance and as a friend. The phrase “O God!–O nurse” displays how Juliet is comparing the nurse to God as if the nurse was good or the next best thing. Juliet turns to nurse after God showing her trust in the nurse and how high she regards the nurse. Moreover, the fact that nurse knows about the relationship of Romeo and Juliet emphasis Juliet’s trust in her. Juliet takes high importance of what the nurse says.
This is shown by the quote “Well, thou hast comforted me marvellous much.” This shows that Juliet has been influenced by the nurse and is feeling better.In conclusion, Juliet’s interaction with other characters is very different for all of them. She is a care free lover when she is with Romeo however; this changes as she is very cunning with her mother.
Her slyness abandons her when she is with her father and at that point she is at complete mercy but she has the nurse as guidance and as someone to comfort and help her.