Essay On Indifferent In Romeo And Juliet

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When someone is indifferent they are usually unindtrested or uncaring. People can take being indifferent to some extreme measures. When Lady Capulet turns out to be indifferent in the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, she indirectly causes the tragedy herself. Also, as the play is, a film, Romeo and Juliet, by Baz Luhrmann, is produced also portraying the indifferency of Lady Capulet. Being indifferent means a person has no particular interest or sympathy for someone or something. In the play, indifferency of the character Lady Capulet is portrayed as what she says, and in the film it is the way she acts. Lady Capulet does not listen to Juliet about any of her troubles. Instead, she makes assumptions and is not the…show more content…
Juliet marries Romeo. Friar Lawrence, and Juliet’s most trusted advisor, the Nurse, are the only ones who know. Lord Capulet is planning a secret wedding between Juliet and Paris, which Juliet did not want. Juliet did tell her mother of her reasons why she did not want to marry Paris, but Lady Capulet dismissed it, feeling ashamed saying “Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word. / Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee” (3.5. 214-215). Lady Capulet did not even try to comfort Juliet or listen to her reasoning behind not wanting to marry Paris, rather she does not care and moves on. Juliet then had to confront the Nurse for some motherly advice pleading, “Comfort me; counsel me” (3.5. 220). The Nurse is more of a motherly figure to Juliet all of her life than Lady Capulet is. Lady Capulet was indifferent throughout the play because she never was a real mother to Juliet. If Lady Capulet is a better mother to Juliet and was concerned of her decisions she would support Juliet on things she does not want to do. The Nurse is the first person to tell Romeo and Juliet to marry, and she was a bad influence on Juliet at some points, but Lady Capulet was not even a part of Juliet’s life to try to help her
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