Scene: 1.3.1-113

Scene Analysis

1) What happens in your scene? Outline the basic events.

In this scene, Juliet, Nurse, and Lady Capulet is having a conversation before the party. Lady Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris, but Juliet was not thinking of getting married. Juliet wanted to avoid getting married and Nurse tells her to make her best decision.

2) What do you think are the key purposes of your scene? In other words, why is this scene important?

This scene shows the change in Juliet's mind before the party and after the party. Before the party, Juliet did not even want to get married to anyone, but after the party, Juliet falls in love with Romeo which creates huge events in this play.

3) What are your reactions to this scene?

First of all, I was very frustrated to see that choices that I have is nothing more than being a girl so I was worried about how to make the voice and how to act like a girl and how to dress up like one. Second, I was shocked by the lengthy monologues that Lady Capulet and Nurse made so I quickly snatched Juliet's part.

Character Report

What does your character want in this scene?

to avoid the topic of marriage; not getting married

What is your character's motivation for doing what he or she does?

She doesn't like the talk of marriage and she's doesn't like Paris.

What obstacles stand in his or her way?

Lady Capulet trying to convince her sincerely.

What happens when your character confront these obstacles?

The argument gets bigger and bigger and finally it comes almost to being forced.

Are there any distinctive elements in your character's way of speaking?

She talks sarcastically in the middle when she says "It is an honour that I dream not of"

What is your character thinking during the scene?

She is thinking of a way to get rid of the topic "marriage", and thinks that she's not ready to get married yet.