Romeo and Juliet Essay 1. Starting with this extract, explain how far you think Shakespeare presents Lord Capulet as a good father. In this extract Shakespeare presents Lord Capulet as quite a good father, given the time period. This can be seen through “She hath not seen the change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither in their pride” which suggests that Lord Capulet believes his daughter is too young, perhaps even too juvenile, to marry his suiter, Count Paris. This can further been seen by him saying “She hath not seen the change of fourteen years” which is basically saying that she isn’t even fourteen years old yet. This may make the reader feel as though Capulet is being a good father because he is not marrying his daughter off at such a young age, something that was expected to happen to …show more content…
This could potentially be because he previously said that Juliet was “yet a stranger in the world” meaning that she has not seen very much or experienced very much so far in her life, leading the reader to think that her father, Lord Capulet, believes she should be give more time to live her life as a child before being married and then having to undertake the duties of a wife. However, this is slightly ironic because throughout the play it is shown and implied that Juliet was not let out to experience the world outside her palace home very often and Lord Capulet is suggesting she should be left to experience the world for two years prior to marriage. Furthermore, this all presents Lord Capulet as both a good and bad father, depending on the time period in which it is viewed from. If it where viewed from the time period in which the play is set or written then Capulet would be frowned upon as it was the duty of a father in that period to ensure that their child has a suited to marry, in the case of a girl/women, or had been selected as a suited for somebody else, in the case of a man. This would
What Capulet is saying is Juliet is far too young to be married, and that Paris could have her when she reaches a suitable age. Here, he is being a good dad, looking out for his daughters’ best interest. However, after the death of Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, Capulet considers it might be good for Juliet to have a husband, that it might be a good healing technique. Keep in mind that this is after the night of the party when Romeo and Juliet fell in love. He is convinced and is excited for Juliet to get married, when she says no. She refuses, for obvious reasons, and he throws a huge temper tantrum. His harsh reaction leads readers to look at him as a bit of a tyrant and his entire “good daddy” persona is flushed down the toilet when he starts threatening Juliet. He states that he is willing to beat her or throw her out on the...
First of all, in my opinion the Lady Capulet wasn’t a successful mom at all. A major thing about her was that she had a different view of love. She believed that the tradition of arranged marriage was correct, as in that marriage should be arrange by parents. After Romeo climbed out of the window, Lady Capulet came in and responds, "Talk not to me, for I'll not say a word / Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee" (3.5.15). The words that the Lady Capulet said were just horribly good, it really expressed how she is such an irresponsible mother. Because she said“ ...for I have done with thee…” which mean she is done with this situation, she quit the argument, and leave Juliet alone. As usual Juliet immediately refused her mother. She showed she only love Romeo and no one else. It can be a minor reason why she committed suicide because she got pressure from her family, while she truly loved Romeo. Did Lady Capulet really been more of a mother? When you are a mother, you have a responsibility to your children. As a result, Lady Capulet doesn't come across as a particularly great mom.
We next see Capulet in scene two where he is talking to Count Paris. an eligible young man who wishes to marry Juliet. He tells Paris that Juliet is too young, she's still only thirteen and he should wait. until she is two years older, then he can marry her, "My child is yet. " a stranger in the world; she hath not seen the change of fourteen.
Instead it is the wife’s duty to inform her child that she must prepare herself for marriage. Lady Capulet was married at an age younger than Juliet is. She says, "By my count I was your mother much upon these years that you are now a maid" (1.3.73-75). It is time Juliet leaves her nest and adds to the family’s fortune. The mother is the one to tell Juliet this news because she was put into the same situation as her daughter. During the ...
Juliet has never been in a relationship before, so this is a new experience for her. Lady Capulet, Capulet, the nurse, and others thought that she is being ridiculous. They think that she is stubborn and foolish for not wanting to marry Paris. Her father gets very upset when he hears Juliet will not and does not want to marry Paris as he expresses to her.
Lord Capulet, a short tempered man, is the father of young Juliet. Lord Capulet has always been nurturing towards Juliet, since she is his only child. In the beginning of the book he believes Juliet is not ready for marriage, and she should wait until she is at least fifteen or sixteen. Multiple times Paris, a prince, has approached Lord Capulet asking Juliet’s hand in marriage. Lord Capulet has always pushed it off because Juliet is only thirteen. For instance, when Lord Capulet says to Paris “But saying o’er what I have said before. My child is yet a stranger in the world; She hath not seen the change of fourteen years, Let two more summers wither in their pride, Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.” (1.2.7-11). Lord Capulet seems to have made up his mind, but he has not. Near the end of the book, Lord Capulet arranges the marriage between Paris and Juliet. Lord Capulet and Paris shook hands, meaning it is a done deal. When Juliet finds out about the arranged marriage, she is deeply upset. Lord Capulet did not expect Juliet to react in such a manner, so he gives her an ultimatum. To become a beggar in the streets or marry Paris, she had to make a decision quickly. For example, Lord Capulet says a cruel line to Juliet “But fettle your fine joints 'gainst Thursday next To go ...
Also, Romeo spots Juliet for the first time at her father’s party and his first words about her are “Yo, she’s bangin’!” I wrapped pearls around the stick to give others the feeling that she has her daddy wrapped around her finger doing everything for her. Juliet is a spoiled brat who can’t do anything for herself and everyone else works hard to make her happy. In Act 3 Scene 5 Capulet is shouting at Lady Capulet because he is mad at Juliet for not wanting to marry Paris. He says “I have worked hard to provide Juliet with everything she needs to be happy.
Juliet's father, Lord Capulet, plays an essential part in the tale. "Hang thee, young baggage, disobiedient wretch! I tell thee what, get thee to church o' Thursday, or never after look me in the face..." (167, L 165). Lord Capulet presents his daughter with two choices: marry Paris, or depart from the home. Although Tybalt stars the role as the main antagonist, Lord Capulet provides some conflict to the work. He adds more taboo the already forbidden
Considerable expectations are placed on Juliet due to her gender. As a female, Juliet was expected to marry the man of her family’s choosing, granting her no control over her future. Capulet and County Paris discuss whether Juliet is fit to be a bride. Although age plays a factor in this decision, Capulet is deciding his daughter’s fate based on the expected gender roles of her being the sole female daughter of the family, “ She hath not seen the change of fourteen years;/Let two more summers wither in their pride/
Near the end of the novel, we are able to see two very different perspectives from Juliet and her father, Lord Capulet, that illustrate the theme, as well. When Juliet's parents suggest, or order, Juliet’s marriage to Paris, Juliet says: “He shall not make me there a joyful bride! I wonder at this haste, that I must wed ere he that should be husband comes to woo! I pray you, tell my lord and father, madam, I will not marry yet!”(3.5.121). This significantly demonstrates how much youth Juliet still has left in her. She cannot be persuaded to see reason, but also shows courage to stand with who and what she believes in and is able to show her father how strong her love for Romeo really is. Another quote that shows her true devotion is in Act 3 when Juliet still speaks well of Romeo even after he killed her cousin: “But, wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my cousin? That villain cousin would have killed my husband...My husband lives, that Tybalt would have slain, and Tybalt’s dead, that would have slain my husband. All this is comfort. Wherefore weep I then?”(3.2.110 and 3.2.115). This is an example of when Juliet openly shows how strong and true her feelings are for Romeo. She knows that once Romeo is her husband, she should support him, which might in some cases mean supporting him more than her cousin Tybalt. But there is also not only Romeo and Juliet’s side of true passion and youthfulness-there is also Lord Capulet’s side. The argument that Paris truly is a good man, that Lord Capulet has more experience in adulthood, and that Juliet is too quick to give up her family for Romeo shows that Lord Capulet’s ideas and feelings against Romeo do have some importance and wisdom to them. But he also forces his opinion and will on his daughter by saying: “But fettle your fine joints ‘gainst Thursday next to go with Paris to Saint Peter’s church, Or I will drag thee on a hurdle
Lord Capulet is a good father because he’s empathetic, overprotective, and sympathetic towards his daughter. Everyone knows that it is very tough to be a good father. By their children, the best fathers are often thought of as the worst, which makes the job even more difficult. More often than not, decisions that a father makes for his child or children is the opposite of what they were wanting, or what they thought they needed. However, even if it requires making a rather tough decision, a father always tries to do his best by his children. In Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet, father of young Juliet, does, or at least attempts, to do all of these things for her.
By doing so, Juliet is so extraordinarily shocked that her parents are forcing her to do something that she does not what do to. The way Capulet regarded the situation is that Juliet has been crying over Tybalt's death, but she is truly crying over Romeo’s banishment. So to make her stop crying Capulet has presented the monumental news. Lady Capulet speaks to Juliet “Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn, The gallant, young, and noble gentleman, The Country Paris, at Saint Peter’s Church, Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride”. (III.V.111-114). After Juliet has declined the marriage, Capulet was infuriated that she had dismissed the idea of Paris and her getting married so hastily. That part of the book showed that both Capulets were afraid what might happen to Juliet if they did nothing to try to help her feel better after Tybalt’s
He says Juliet is too young to get married, and he also says his opinion is only a little part, Juliet needs to decide by herself. He says woman should not marry too early by saying “And too soon marred are those so early made (I. ii 13).” He says marry is not only consent by saying “My will to her consent is but a part (I. ii 17).” His opinion fits the opinion in the world now. Lady Capulet, wife of Lord Capulet, has different opinion about
He did not give much thought on how Juliet feels about the marriage and agrees to marry the two even though Juliet had not given him consent. For example, when Paris asks Capulet if Juliet would love him; Capulet responds, "Of my child 's love: I think she will be ruled. In all respects by me; nay, more, I doubt it not." (4.3.13-14). Capulet’s relationship with Juliet is superficial; he does not understand or know his daughter well. By creating the wedding, he causes Juliet to become desperate as she would be marrying someone she doesn’t love. To add to the matter, instead of trying to understand his daughter’s perspective, he becomes aggressive and gives her with an ultimatum. Capulet shouts, “Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o 'Thursday, Or never after look me in the face.” (3.5.160-163). By forcing Juliet into marriage, she becomes desperate and causes her to begin considering death as a way out. "I 'll to the friar, to know his remedy; If all else fail, myself have power to die." (3.5.241-242). Capulet’s controlling and aggressive parenting forces Juliet to marry someone she does not love. Furthermore, this causes Juliet to starts considering suicide as a way out. Capulet’s actions to forcefully marry Juliet to Paris brings her death because it results in the Friar’s potion plan which would cause the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. If Capulet did not