I don’t want to beat a dead horse or anything, but this is something that sticks with me. Did anyone else come to see Juliet and Elizabeth as “twinsies,” as my niece would say?
They’re both intelligent and clever. Elizabeth comes up with the literary society idea on the spot, under intense pressure, and Juliet’s letters are full of keen observations and wit.
They’re both adventurous. Elizabeth doesn’t shrink from her relationship with a German soldier and the baby it produces. Juliet rejects a seemingly good offer of marriage and moves to Guernsey.
They’re both brave and loyal. Elizabeth supports and defends her companions in the work camp, and Juliet does the same for Kit, and there’s the teapot incident.
In Guernsey, Juliet lives in Elizabeth’s house and becomes a mother to Elizabeth’s daughter. She seems to fill Elizabeth’s shoes in the literary society, too.
I wonder if the authors deliberately made Elizabeth and Juliet so similar, if there is some sort of reason or meaning behind it. What do you think?