Essay On Lady Capulet In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet are caught in the middle of two feuding families. Between the clash of the Capulets and Montagues, their protective confidants, and their never-ending love for each other, Romeo and Juliet take their own lives in the city of Verona. They may have taken their own lives but they were not the only ones who should be held accountable. Lady Capulet’s self-centeredness and untrustworthy actions towards Juliet eventually leads to the star-crossed lovers deaths.

Although this is true, Lady Capulet could have been perceived as just trying to be a motherly figure. Her unloving act towards Juliet may have been an attempt to make her a stronger, more independent person. By distancing herself in Juliet's childhood, Lady Capulet could have been trying to influence Juliet to grow up faster, or come into her responsibilities as a Capulet. Possibly, she could have just wanted Juliet to be happy and not alone any longer.

However, Lady Capulet’s self-centered and distant ways were too prominent and obvious to be ignored by Juliet, which lead to Juliet not being able to trust her own mother.
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But they were not the ones to blame for their deaths. Lady Capulet, Juliet’s mother, is supposed to be the one she goes to for advice and someone she can talk to, but instead Juliet is alone and makes many impulsive decisions. Lady Capulet didn’t raise Juliet, the Nurse did, and so Juliet has no respect for her mother’s decisions, which pushed Juliet away from ever being able to trust her mother. Another reason that Lady Capulet should be held responsible for their deaths is because she tried to force Juliet to marry Paris, and Juliet lost all reason to trust her mother. Leading up to the death of the star-crossed lovers, Lady Capulets self-centered actions push Juliet away and cause her
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