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/
Being a messenger for Romeo and Juliet and letting them marry showed a giant amount of deceit towards Lord and Lady Capulet. She showed deceit towards them because her love was so forceful for Juliet. She just wanted the best for Juliet and her to be happy. Juliet was a like a daughter towards the nurse, the nurse raised her up and generate a motherly bond. Paris want to marry Juliet, but Lord Capulet told him “My child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not see the change if fourteen years two more summers wither in their pride.
The scene establishes how Juliet is subject to parental influence, and how she is very constrained since her father can force her to marry whoever he wants. Juliet’s status as a woman leaves her with no power or choice in the decision of whom she should marry. Throughout the scene, we are given the impression that Capulet is ki... ... middle of paper ... ...t will accept his proposal. Lord Capulet takes it for granted that his daughter will do what he tells her, saying ‘I will make a desperate tender / Of my child’s love’, taking responsibility away from Juliet and perhaps suggesting that she can’t decide for herself. Juliet’s parents appear understanding of her grief at first, but then plan the wedding in only 3 days, not giving her time to grieve.
Many mothers, Lady Capulet being one, encouraged their daughters not to marry for love but for money and status. At the beginning of the play, Juliet has no thoughts of love but she doesn’t have any choice in who she marries. She was expected to marry who her parent’s told her to marry. In Act 1 Scene 2, Paris asks Capulet if he can marry Juliet. County Paris is related to Prince Escales and this would be an excellent match for Juliet but Capulet turns Paris’ offer down.
The tale also touches on narcissism which means that the character only cares about themselves and how they can improve themselves. The tale “Beauty and the Beast” by Madame Leprince de Beaumont shows the progression of a young girls journey to women hood by the loosening of her electra ties with her father and her change in narcissistic point of view over the coarse of the tale. Firstly, Beauty keeps her distance from males other than her father due to her electra connection with him. Although her sisters want to get married “[she] [says] that she [is] too young at present, and that she [wishes] to keep her father company for several years” (Beaumont 171). Her sisters try their best to find a husband unlike her sister which is fine with have her father as her only male relationship.
Mrs. Bennet had shown much excitement toward her daughters getting married in the near future, and what better way for Lydia to please her mother than by being the first daughter to marry? Lydia ran away for all the wrong reasons; she did not consider her happiness or future. At such a young age, she didn’t know better than to let a spontaneous opportunity entice her; whether it was Lydia’s fault for letting Wickham intrigue her, or Mrs. Bennet’s fault for emphasizing the importance of marriage to the girls, Lydia decided to marry, not for love, but simply to be married. In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen uses Lydia Bennet’s character to satirize how pride and immaturity can cause a lack of responsibility and consideration for what the future holds. Lydia took pride in being the first sister to marry, but it was uncommon to be a married girl with single older sisters.
Acceptance of who we are plays a large part in the overall theme of “rite of passage” in the story. The young girl is opposed to the thought of working for her mother at the beginning, but eventually comes to a realization that it is her pre-determined fate to fit the mould of the gender stereotype. Through the girl’s hardships, she accepts the fact that her younger brother, Laird, is now the man that his father needs for help, and she takes her place in womanhood. The story embodies gender identity and stereotypes, as a young child moves into adulthood. The fact that our rite of passage is unavoidable proves that we must all go through our own journeys to find our own true identity.
Further more without Katherina getting married, Bianca would also never marry. Within a family the eldest daughter must be married off first and in this play turned out to be a bonus. “Her father keeps from all access of suitors and will not promise her to any man until her elder sister first be wed.” This is the main an... ... middle of paper ... .... She now obeys what is asked of her by Petruchio like such as when she is told to lecture the other wives about how to be a good wife, “Katherina, I charge thee, tell these headstrong women, what duty they do owe their lords and husbands.” Without arguing and saying a word against what is asked of her she gives her advice, “Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, thy head, thy sovereign, one that cares for thee.” Women in the Elizabethan era were presented as very obedient to their husbands and respectful to them also. They had no power and no say, they were treated badly and nothing would be done to stop the behaviour. In modern society most women have as much say as the men, they are not expected to stay at home and clean etc, and instead they go to work as well.
When the father chooses a husband for his daughter, she has no say over whether she marries him or not. In this play, the reaction of Juliet towards the arranged marriage would have come as a shock to Shakespearian audiences, as they would find it hard to understand why she is disobeying her father, but to a modern audience this would be seen as an acceptable reaction as she is sticking up for herself. The father would always choose a groom who had a high social status, with money and power. When a marriage was to happen it was not only a ... ... middle of paper ... ... Romeo. The reason I have chosen to portray this scene in the way I have is because I think it is necessary to show all the characters emotions as clearly as possible.
Lady Capulet responds, “Talk not to me, for I’ll not say a word… Do as thou wilt, for i have done with thee,” (3.5.214-215). It seems very likely that Lady Capulet herself had an arranged marriage with Juliet’s father, and it seems she went along with it obediently. Juliet did not have her mother’s support. Additionally, Juliet had fallen in love with Romeo and the two decided to get married. Lady Capulet, Juliet’s mother, was unaware of the secret marriage and also encouraged the feud between the Capulet’s and Montague’s, creating more tension in Romeo and Juliet’s secret marriage.