how does Shakespeare makes us feel increasingly sympathetic towards juliet?
need a long answer
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I think he does a good job at demonstrating how a girl was nothing more than property to her father and how the marriage of a young daughter could solidify a business relationship. (Juliet's father had promised her to Paris, a business associate.) She was powerless to changing her circumstances.
She was denied a very basic tenet that made her human...the ability to love whom the heart chooses.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
From Shmoop Lit on Juliet
Some scholars and directors like to argue that the play is really all about Juliet. Romeo’s around, true, but it’s Juliet who undergoes the most dramatic transformation. She starts the play as a little girl and ends as a woman, and the audience gets to see her change every step of the way. After the opening scenes, Juliet also gets some of the play’s best lines. And she’s the one most often soliloquizing all alone in front of the audience – something done, in most Shakespeare plays, primarily by the protagonist. If you want to get down to it, some people think that Romeo is cute but kind of annoying, and that the real dramatic strength and sophistication of the play is in Juliet’s character. After all, the Prince ends the play with the lines, "For never was there story of more woe / than that of Juliet, and her Romeo." So, the story is either about Juliet or Shakespeare just wrote that line for the or rhyme scheme…Source(s): http://www.shmoop.com/character-roles/literature/w... http://www.shmoop.com/character/literature/william...