Romeo And Juliet: The Betrayal Of The Adults To Juliet



In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet the adults betray Juliet because they
are unable to understand her. Juliet's parents, Capulet and Lady Capulet, fail
to understands Juliet's decision not to marry Paris. The Nurse fails Juliet by
not supporting Juliet's decision to remain married to Romeo. The final adult to
fail Juliet is Friar Lawrence who does not comprehend Juliet and Romeo's love
for each other. These misunderstandings cause the adults to betray Juliet.
The first to betray Juliet is her parents, Capulet and Lady Capulet.
Capulet decides to marry Juliet to Paris. When Juliet refuses to do so Capulet
threatens to disown her. "...you shall not house with me." (III, v, 200) he
states. ...

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parents betray Juliet by not supporting
Juliet's pleas for the marriage to be delayed a year. Capulet and Lady Capulet
do not know Juliet is married to Romeo, a fact that may have, yet not likely
altered these circumstances. Her parent's betrayal causes Juliet to look for
comfort from the Nurse.
The Nurse also fails to support Juliet's choice against marrying Paris.
Instead of supporting Juliet the Nurse instead believes "I think it is best you
marry the county...For it excels your first (marriage)." (III, v, 230, 236)
Juliet feels betrayed by this reply as the Nurse "... dispraise my lord (Romeo)
with that same tounge/Which she hath praised him beyond compare/So many thousand
times?" (III, v, 249-252) The Nurse's betrayal causes Juliet to go to the Friar
with the intent to commit suicide should he be unable to help Juliet - "I'll to
the Friar to know his remedy./If all else fails myself have the power to die."
(III, v, 254-255)
The Friar is the final adult to betray Juliet. He ...

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