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Nicole Moreno
English 9 Honors
Period 4
Romeo and Juliet Mask
Juliet Capulet Explained

Romeo and Juliet
, a dramatic play written by Shakespeare, symbolism is present and is shown to represent the characters, Juliet is represented as a sun, a dove, and in the form of a dagger. In the play, Juliet is a young girl born into a family of nobles. She is strong willed and stubborn but has an achilles heel of being naive. She sees the best in people and that is taken as a negative thing. She meets a boy who takes her breath away and she cannot stop thinking about this boy. She is infactuated and he is as well. Their love is more or less "doomed". Their families are constantly in disputes and are each other's worldly enemies. Regardless, they fall in love and are determined to be together. He sees so much in her, in her potential, in everything she stands for. Romeo compares her to the sun. Romeo in a touching monologue says," It is the east, Juliet is the sun. Arise fair sun!" (Act 2, Scene 2,
Line 4-5). Romeo says this because he sees Juliet as a bright individual and radiates an aura that lights up the night. He references her to the sun because she is the light of his life. She made his life better and led him to the light. Juliet’s heart is pure and innocent. Before she met Romeo she never had any idea of what love was like. She never knew how it felt or how it would change her life forever. She had not “given herself” to anyone so she was considered pure. Romeo compares to a snowy white dove in the text stating,”So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows
As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows.” (Act 1, Scene 5, Line 46). Juliet’s beauty is pure, she has not been poisoned by anything yet, she radiates an innocence and a dove is the symbol for peace and white is purity. Her heart had not loved any man until Romeo came along so it had not been poisoned by toxic love. Her youth showed innocence as well. Juliet is