In Act 1 Scene 5 the first conversation between Romeo and Juliet is in the form of a sonnet, a popular poetic form in Shakespeare’s time. Romeo and Juliet take it in turns to speak; thus showing how in tune they are with each other. A good example:
If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this:
Act 1 Scene 5 L92
At the beginning of the love poem, Juliet and Romeo kiss. Romeo use religious imagery to create an image of each other as a pilgrim in front of a holy shrine (Juliet). Juliet also does this. This metaphor holds many functions. Firstly, the use of religious language to describe their feelings for each other associates her love with Romeo with the divine and blasphemous. This makes the love pure. An example of this flirtatious, illicit language is after Romeo’s kiss with Juliet when Juliet says:
Then have my lips the sin that they have took.
Act 1 Scene 5 L107
In this instance Juliet says Romeo has taken all her sin and she wants it back. This is the first real introduction to see how Shakespeare changes Juliet’s character in the name of love. She changes from a shy, coy young girl to a witty and romantic girl.
This paragraph is essential in showing Juliet’s love, passion, level headiness and independence. In Act 2 Scene 2 we know Juliet has fallen completely in love with Romeo. There are many ways in which Shakespeare shows us how Juliet has changed since falling in love. One example of this is in Act 2 Scene 2:
Deny the father, and refuse thy name.
Act 2 Scene 2 L34
Shakespeare shows us how serious and in love with Romeo, Juliet really is. He shows us that Juliet would be willing to leave her 1. family to be with Romeo. A vast change, from the Juliet, that use to be a very obedient girl who relied upon her family. At the beginning of the play before meeting Romeo, Juliet was a reserved girl but we see in this scene she has changed, to a passionate, open-hearted woman. We can see this in Act 2 Scene 2, where she says:
Of, if thou wilt,swear by the gracious self,
Which is the god of my idolatry,
And I’ll believe thee.
Act 2 Scene 2 L113-115
This shows that Juliet is trying to win Romeo’s heart by showing her own. She is wearing her heart on her sleeve.
Another example of Juliet’s personality change is shown she compares the love she and Romeo have to a flower, which develops more and more. We can see this in Act 2 Scene 2 where she says:
This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath
Act 2 Scene 2 L121
This is an example of Juliet’s personality change because in Act 1, Romeo was the only one to use extended metaphors but now Juliet has started to use them. Here Juliet herself is developing more...