How Did Lord Capulet Influence Romeo And Juliet

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Butterfly Effect Bob Keeshan once said “No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than a parent.” Parental influence is one of the driving forces behind Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which is shown through the way Lord Capulet treats Juliet and how his influence on her caused Romeo and Juliet’s death. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a play set in Verona, Italy where The Montagues and Capulets, two feuding families, reside; their children, Romeo and Juliet, meet and fall in love. Due to their quarreling families, they have to keep their marriage a secret, because they know that their families will forbade them to be together, which in the end results in their deaths. Lord Capulet is the main culprit of Romeo and Juliet’s death because he did not remove Romeo from the party, he threatens to disown Juliet if she does not marry Paris, and he moves the wedding date of Juliet and Paris from Thursday to Wednesday.…show more content…
When Tybalt sees the son of his family’s sworn enemy he tells Lord Capulet to expel Romeo from the party , but Lord Capulet disagrees with him and tells Tybalt that Romeo shall stay when he states, “Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone./; ‘A bears him like a portly gentleman,/; And, to say truth, Verona brags of him/; To be a virtuous and well-governed youth./; I would not for the wealth of all this town/; Here in my house do him disparagement./; Therefore be patient; take no note of him./; It is my will, the which if thou respect,/; Show a fair presence and put off these frowns,/; An ill-beseeming semblance for a feast.” (Shakespeare 827) Had Capulet not let Romeo stay, him and Juliet never would have met and this tragedy never wouldhave
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