Is The Relationship Between Lord Capulet's Determination In Romeo And Juliet

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“And too soon marr’d are those so early made. The earth hath swallow’d all my hopes but she; she is the hopeful lady of my earth.” (1.2.13-15). In Shakepeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Though Lord Capulet wishes for his daughter to marry Paris, Juliet is ignoring her fathers decisions, and is becoming extremely upset with him. They were controlling, demanding, and vile. They never let her decide on her own. Juliet was somber from her parents forcing an unwanted marriage upon her. Lord and Lady Capulet decided that their daughter Juliet should be married now that she is 14 years old. Juliet, however, does not agree with what her parents are wanting. They wish for her to be with Paris; a kinsmen of Prince Escalus. These decisions that The Capulet’s …show more content…

For example, Juliet does not wish to marry Paris, but her father has been premature and vigorous to Juliet in an attempt to change her mind lately. Lord Capulet is speaking to Paris in the play Romeo and Juliet, he states “Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender of my child’s love. I think she will be rul’d in all respects by me; nay, more, I doubt it not.” (3.4.12-14). Lord Capulet is assuming that his daughter is going to abide by his wishes in regards to marrying Paris, but in reality she wishes of everything but. He is expressing immaturity for the matter because he has decided to not confer with what Juliet wants. This creates animosity between the relationship of Juliet and her father. In addition to forcing Juliet to be with Paris, Lord Capulet is keeping her out of every conversation regarding the wedding. For instance, in the play Romeo and Juliet he mentions to Paris; “Monday! Ha, ha! Well, Wednesday is too soon, O’ Thursday let it be--o’ Thursday, tell her she shall be married to this noble ear.” (3.4.20-23). Lord Capulet is setting a date for the wedding between Juliet and Paris and ironically she isn’t present for this conversation. As you can see Lord Capulet expresses a great amount of immaturity when it comes to his daughter’s happiness. He is only thinking in the well-being of himself and …show more content…

An example of this is when Lady Capulet insisted very heavily that Juliet needed to make Paris her husband. In the play Romeo and Juliet, Lady Capulet is speaking to Juliet about the wedding, “So shall you share all that he doth possess, by having him, making yourself no less.” (1.3.97-98). Lady Capulet is stating that she will in fact be marrying Paris and she has no choice. Juliet feels so overwhelmed by her parents and she eventually tells them how she is feeling. As Lord Capulet hears this his tempor rises and storms off to talk to Juliet to make sure she did in fact get married. Lord Capulet is talking to Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, “But fettle your fine joints ‘gainst Thursday next, to go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church, or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither.” (3.5.157-159). Lord Capulet is yelling at her for disobeying his wishes and he is threatening her if she doesn’t go through with the wedding. Overall Lord and Lady Capulet are forcing their daughter into doing things she clearly does not want to

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