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/ Ere we
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.
As a result, Juliet's mother wasn’t supportive when Juliet needed her the most. Just when Juliet needs her mom’s support, Lady Capulet coldly ignores her daughter pleas to help her avoid marrying Paris. After Lord Capulet storms out, Juliet turns to her mother to soften her father’s punishment. Juliet begs her mom to delay the marriage. 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).
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.
Juliet’s parents want her to be married off to Paris, who she has no interest in. However, wishing to please her parents, she considers the option, saying "I'll look to like, if looking liking move....". However, after meeting Romeo, she no longer obeys her parents, and refuses to marry Paris. The death of Tybalt pushes Lord Capulet to marry Juliet to Paris in hopes that it will make her stop grieving for her cousin. When Juliet refuses for no apparent reason, he loses his temper.
Her parents try to govern Juliet’s life by making all of her decisions for her. Fate also plays a very important role in the ways that Juliet grows and emerges as a woman. In Act 1 Scene 2 Paris asks Capulet if he can marry his daughter Juliet. However, Capulet is rather reluctant to let Juliet marry at such an early age as “She hath not seen the change of fourteen years”. He thinks that because Juliet is only 14 years old she is too young for the responsibility of marriage.
Additionally, as a daughter, Desedmona was required to ask permission to be married, and because she did not she turned away from society’s expectations. However, by saying that she is now loyal to her husband more than to her father, Desdemona sticks with society’s expectations. But the shock of her marrying without permission was enough to anger and sadden Brabantio, the symbol for society in the beginning of the play. Once Iago has poisoned Othello’s mind with lies about an affair between Cassio and Desdemona, Othello becomes suspicious and distrusting of Desdemona. He is convinced that his wife is a whore, but never speaks to her about his suspicions.
This quote shows that even Juliet knows that she cannot be with Romeo because of the feud and because she knows her parents will not allow it. If the family feud had not existed, or her parents had been more accepting and lenient, Romeo and Juliet would have been married without resistance and they could have lived a long, fulfilled life together. In this case, it is not fate that denies her love for Romeo but rather her parents’ hatred towards the Montague
Charlotte Lucas will marry to solidify her life, not because she loves, for many people are unkind about her ability to marry well; thus after her marriage to Mr. Collins, she spends all of her time avoiding him. Charlotte knows that even though she wants to marry more than anything in the world, she does not expect love to come about; thus, she decides that it is probably even better if you don't know a thing at all about the person you are marrying. While Charlotte is speaking to Elizabeth about her sister, she expressed her opinion as to Jane Bennet's relationship towards a gentleman. She says it is probably better not to study a person because you would probably know as much after twelve months as if she married him the next day. Charlotte even goes as far as to say that "it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life" (p.21).
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.