Capulet Is A Good Father In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Why Capulet is a good father

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a sad tale of secret love and family honour where Romeo and Juliet fall in love only to discover that they are from feuding families and they must not tell anyone of their love. Lord Capulet is Juliet’s father. He is a wealthy family man that protects and cares for his wife and children. He is a good father because he is considerate and loving towards his family and tries to do what’s best. Although Capulet may be harsh at times, he does love Juliet and wants the best for her.

Capulet is a good father because he tried to pick a good husband for Juliet. Capulet wanted what was best for Juliet. Even though she may not have wanted to marry Paris, Capulet knew that he would be a
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When Paris asked for Juliet’s hand in marriage, Capulet is hesitant and he comments, “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” (1.2.8-11). This quotation shows that Capulet wants Paris to wait two more summers to marry Juliet because she is not even fourteen years old yet. He decides that he wants Juliet to marry for love and says to Paris, “But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart, / My will to her consent is but a part; / An she agree, within her scope of choice/Lies my consent and fair according voice (1.2.16-19). This quotation shows that if Paris can make Juliet fall in love with him, Capulet will let him marry her earlier. After Tybalt’s death, Capulet agrees to let Paris marry Juliet because he thinks this will make her happier after such a tragic incident. Capulet makes an offer to Paris; “Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender / Of my child’s love. I think she will be ruled / In all respects by me; nay, more, I doubt it not. / Wife, go you to ere you go to bed; / Acquaint her here of my son Paris’s love (3.4.12-16). This quotation shows that Capulet is taking Juliet’s feelings into consideration and thinks that marrying Juliet to Paris will cheer her up after Tybalt’s death. Capulet postponed Juliet’s marriage because he thought she was too young and he
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