Scene: 3.5.131 - 255
Character: Juliet

(1) What happens in your scene? Outline the basic events.
Our scene is more like the Capulet's family fight. Capulet, Juliet's dad, thinks Juliet is in grief because of her cousin's death when it is really because of Romeo's banishment. Capulet tells her to snap out of it and wants Juliet to get married on Thursday, which is a few days later. Juliet angers her parents by saying that she won't marry Paris in a few days. Her parents say that she is a failure. The nurse also suggests Juliet to marry someone else then Romeo.

(2) What do you think are the key purposes of your scene? In other words, why is this scene important?
This scene was very important because it showed all the real characteristics of the Capulet's and the nurse. It showed how Capulet was a very forcing father. Juliet, became a rebellious daughter when everyone used to believe her as a good child who listened to her parents. Also the nurse was quite a gossiper. She used to help Romeo and Juliet, but now she tells Juliet to marry Paris.

(3) What are your reactions to this scene?
This scene was very shocking. I never knew that Capulet would be such a brutal father. He says that she is not part of his family if she doesn't follow his decisions. Also, he uses a lot of brutal language. For the nurse, I thought she was very nice and helped Romeo and Juliet. But then she suddenly changes. I never thought that she would suddenly betray Juliet. Juliet also made me shocked because I thought that she wouldn't go against her parents, but she did.

Character Report

(1) What does your character want in this scene (this is the objective)?
Juliet wants to avoid the marriage with Paris.

(2) What is your character's motivation for doing what he or she does?
Juliet is motivated by the love of Romeo and to remain faithful to Romeo.

(3) What obstacles stand in his or her way?
Her parents are one of the biggest obstacles. They are trying to get her married on Thursday with Paris. Paris is also an obstacle that tries to make Juliet get married with him when she is already married to Romeo. So for Juliet, mostly everything that is related to the marriage with Paris's marriage is an obstacle for her.

(4) What happens when your character confronts these obstacles?
When she confronts her parents, she tries to rebel against them. Eventually she ends up asking help to the nurse and friar.

(5) Are there any distinctive elements in your character's way of speaking? (Is his or her language elaborate, plain, musical, or what?)
Juliet speaks in a very confusing and vague way where she doesn't really give her point. Also she talks in a very tragic way. All her lines seem quite exaggerated.

(6) What is your character thinking during the scene? How does he or she react to the other character and events?
Juliet is probably thinking as hard as she can to find a way to avoid the marriage. When her parents tell her that she is getting married on Thursday no matter what, she starts rebelling against them. To the nurse, who betrayed Juliet, she becomes very shocked and decides to just keep her secrets to herself now. Juliet loses belief in the nurse.

<Student Self Evaluation>
1. Evaluate the performance of your group. What went well? What didn't go well?
Nothing big went wrong. But it would have been better if we had more action.

2. How well did you contribute to your group?
I played Juliet and I brought my props and dress.

3. How well did you perform as an individual?
I think I did okay.. but.. it would have been better if I was able to look more sad. My acting is too small for stages. I have to look more confidant.

4. What could have improved your scene performance?
If we practiced more. Also, we all got swine flu and I missed school.. so we had a lot of miscommunication. It would have helped if we had met once.

5. How did the scene performance help you better understand Romeo and Juliet?
I can now understand the story in the perspective of one of the characters. Also it was a fun experience to learn more deeply into the book.