At thirteen, Juliet is beautiful and at a marriageable age. Before meeting Romeo, Juliet has thought little about love and marriage. Her parents are keen to marry her to a husband, and think Count Paris would suit her, since he is wealthy and charming, and he has expressed his interest in Juliet. But Juliet is not interested in Count Paris because Juliet soon stumbles upon Romeo and instantly falls in love with him, despite him being the son of her family’s enemy.
Juliet has very little freedom, but she is connected to the outside world through her closest friend, the Nurse. Juliet is also very emotionally driven, but not as much as her love, Romeo. She agrees to plans with both Romeo and Friar Lawrence with no thought of the consequences, showing her naivety.