Childhood In Romeo And Juliet

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What does it mean to be an adult or a child? What characteristics would a child have compared to an adult? I think some characteristics to describe a child could be aggression, irritableness, and deception while an adult's characteristics could be described as loving and responsible. In Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet has not had an end of childhood moment, therefore, is still a child. Lord Capulet's actions show that he's more childish with characteristics such as aggression. Lord Capulet is only able to cross over to adulthood after his end of childhood moment when Juliet fakes her death and then truly commits suicide with a knife.

Lord Capulet actions mirror that of a child in act 3 when he is extremely aggressive towards Juliet for refusing …show more content…

When Juliet drinks the vial given to her by Friar Lawrence and fakes her death in an attempt to be with Romeo it causes Lord Capulet's characteristics to change as he mourns Juliet's death. This is when Lord capulet's goes through his end of childhood moment. "O child! O child!- my soul, and not my child!- Dead art thou, dead!- alack, my child is dead; And with my child, my joys are buried"( Shakespeare IV. 64- 66). This evidence shows that even after Lord Capulet acted like a child threatening Juliet and treating her in such a horrible non-loving way that her death is what caused his end of childhood moment while realizing how much he loved and cared about Juliet. Lord Capulet was happy with Juliet for appearing to marry Paris as he requested and couldn’t believe she was dead. Lord Capulet at the end of the day was a father who loved his daughter but allowed his emotions to take control of himself but didn't realize his mistake until Juliet was already dead. It would be hard for any parent to have organized a wedding for the child only to turn that preparation into funeral …show more content…

In Romeo and Juliet, both families the Montagues and the Capulets hate each other and blame one another for all the death and carnage that has happened in the story. After Romeo and Juliet are dead and their families find them the Prince tells both Lord Capulet and Lord Montague how there scourge has only laid hate and caused the death of both their loved ones. Lord Montague and Lord Capulet, both talk about what will happen next. "O brother Montague, give me thy hand. This is my daughter’s jointure, for no more Can I demand. But I can give thee more, For I will raise her statue in pure gold, That whiles Verona by that name is known, There shall no figure at such rate be set As that of true and faithful Juliet. As rich shall Romeo’s by his lady’s lie, Poor sacrifices of our enmity.” This evidence shows that Lord Capulet is putting his emotions in the past and becoming responsible for stopping any further tragedies between the Montague and Capulet families. Lord Montague and Lord Capulet are making peace putting all the horrible things they have done to each other's families in the past to build giant statues of Romeo and Juliet made out of

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