Lord Capulet In Romeo And Juliet

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Lord Capulet is responsible for the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, five dead and his own family in pieces. He is selfish throughout the play and only does what he thinks is best for his family instead of what would actually benefit those around him. Lord Capulet is egotistical and doesn’t think much of others and the way he treats them. In act 3, scene 5, after Juliet told her mother she doesn’t want to marry Paris, Lord Capulet comes in and says to her, “Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch! I tell thee want: get to thee church o’ Thursday, or never after look me in the face. Speak not; reply not; do not answer me.” In this quote, Lord Capulet is expressing disdain for Juliet after she denied his request for her to marry Paris. He wasn’t thinking about his daughter’s well-being nor was he a responsible and caring parent to Juliet. Lady Capulet and the Nurse weren’t being understanding or supporting either, which caused her to go to Friar Lawrence. Lord Capulet wanted Juliet to marry Paris so the Capulet’s status would increase since now they would be part of…show more content…
On the night of the party, in response to Tybalt’s complaining about Romeo being there, Lord Capulet says, “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.” Lord Capulet was given the perfect opportunity to kick Romeo out of the party and prevent him from ever meeting Juliet. He didn’t think about his actions and, to him, taking the time to remove Romeo from the party would distract him from having fun and enjoying himself. This quote also gives insight into how selfish Lord Capulet and the families are, holding parties and continuing to fight with each other for the sake of fighting. If the families didn’t fight, they wouldn’t have anything to do and their lives would be
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