Family. It’s what you were taught to love the most while growing up. Without it, someone is just someone; alone. Family makes you feel welcome, secure, and most importantly, loved. The Capulet and Montague families both consist of tight loving bonds. The two families fight to keep their families alive, happy, and together. They fight each other. With this competitive rivalry between the two families, Romeo and Juliet are faced with the biggest challenge they may ever see. The challenge to go against family. The love someone has for their family is very colossal, but the love someone has for their significant lover can be even more extravagant. “Deny thy father and refuse thy name, or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love. And I’ll no longer be a Capulet,” Line 34-36, Act 2 Scene 2. Juliet is willing to
What is responsibility? Is it the ability to care for the outcome of others? Yourself? Is it “The state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something”? (Google) In Romeo and Juliet, a play by William Shakespeare responsibility is a trait that actively affects the storyline of the famous tragedy. Lady Capulet is portrayed as irresponsible in Shakespeare's writing, an unfit mother, heartless person, and partially responsible for the suicides of Romeo and Juliet.
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.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a classic love story that ends in a tragedy. Unable to overcome the hatred that plagues both of their families, Romeo and Juliet ultimately commit suicide. This tragedy is often viewed as a product of Verona's society. While the family feud between the Montague and the Capulets did play a major role in the early deaths of the protagonist, individual characters also contributed to their demise. Perhaps the character who played this biggest part in the tragedy was Lord Capulet, Juliet's father. There are several reasons why Lord Capulet is to be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. His decision to force Juliet to get married, his contribution of the family feud, and his decision to change the day of the marriage.
Throughout the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, family loyalties are a major part of the story. The Capulets, Juliet’s family, and the Montagues, Romeo’s family, are constantly bickering and arguing. While trying to move on from his latest heartbreak, Romeo sees Juliet at a masquerade party and is instantly smitten. What he doesn’t know is that she is a Capulet, but when he finds out he is determined to not let that stop their love, even if it means they can only meet in secret. The theme of family loyalty in the play is explored in three ways: family feuds, who is considered family, and choosing a lover over a blood relative.
Both Romeo and Juliet agree to continue to meet and marry despite the feud between their families, defying the beliefs of their families in the process. Juliet makes her intention to continue to see Romeo–regardless of the consequences–clear when she says, “Sweet, good night / This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, / May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet” (Shakespeare 2.2.127-129). It is because of the disapproval of their parents that the two knew they would receive that led to them hide their marriage, a clear sign of disobedience. This betrayal is seen when Juliet tells Romeo to, “Deny thy father and refuse thy name/ Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love/ And I’ll no longer be a Capulet” (2.2.37-39). The two decide that they are willing to abandon their families and legacies in order to be with each other.Later, their love is challenged when Juliet’s parents give her the ultimatum of marrying a family friend, the Count Paris, or being disowned. In a blatant act of defiance, Juliet refuses to marry Count Paris and follows along with the friar’s plan to ensure that that marriage will never occur. Juliet’s actions are very different from the obedient behavior and unquestioning loyalty that both of her parents are accustomed to seeing her display. Juliet herself acknowledges her own betrayal of her family after she realizes that she is relieved that her cousin, Tybalt, was killed instead of Romeo and she only expresses remorse at the fact that Romeo is banished as a result. She claims that, “That “banishèd,” that one word “banishèd”/ Hath slain ten thousand Tybalts” (3.2.114). Juliet holds Romeo in higher importance and assigns more meaning to him than her own kinsman, which is considered the ultimate act of betrayal. Throughout the novel, both character’s dedication towards each other proves to be greater than
Romeo and Juliet have been in the wrong since the day they talked at the Capulet's party. Both households have the knowledge that Prince Escalus is not pleased with the families fighting one another in the streets. However, having an enemy like Tybalt, who is constantly looking for a fight, is challenging. In Document A, it says “Do with their death bury their parents’ strife”, meaning that the only possible way that Romeo and Juliet could escape their parents rage was to take their own lives. If the two families would accept each other instead of fighting, Romeo and Juliet might have had a fair chance at love. Lord Capulet, Lady Capulet, Lord Montague, and Lady Montague should all be blamed for the fate of both Romeo and Juliet.
What qualities do you think of when a person asks you about your parents? You would usually imagine your parents as a foundation that helps guide your decisions. But when it comes to the Capulets, it happens to be the exact opposite. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet, the Capulets are most to blame for the deaths in the play because they were inconsiderate of Juliet’s concerns and had selfish motives for their decisions.
Every day, people in the world make sacrifices for good and evil, resulting in good and bad outcomes. Sacrifices are made in times of war and peace, in times of desperation, and in times of love. Any sacrifice made should be thought out carefully and should have all the consequences weighed out. In Romeo and Juliet, almost every character has been met with the decision of making a sacrifice. Some are big and some are minuscule in comparison to others, but they all had one thing in common: their sacrifices had consequences and led to different outcomes. Romeo and Juliet made many sacrifices to be with each other. The decisions and sacrifices made every day in life can either be worth the sacrifice or lead to an individual’s demise, as well as the demise of others around them.
In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, readers are able to see fatal consequences; when personal desires and family ties conflict and blind. The characters Romeo, Tybalt and Juliet are faced with the dilemma of facing family loyalty versus self-integrities. Romeo and Juliet must face the consequences of choosing between love and family, influenced by age and social standings, whilst Tybalt is presented with the complication of testing how far he will let family pride drive him. Outside forces such as age, social class, and family affiliations have deep ramifications on the outcomes of Romeo, Tybalt and Juliet’s destinies.
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
Lord Capulet is a typical upper-class gentleman of the 14th century. He is a patriarch and the most respected member of the already highly respected Capulet household. He expects the citizens of Verona to obey him and his authority, especially his only daughter Juliet, as she is the young face of his parenting and household. He has a caring, loving side which he uses to be compassionate with his daughter in Act I, Scene II but as evident in his dispute with nephew Tybalt, Capulet clearly has an aggressive side and the typical venomous tongue of an egotistical 14th century father. This is seen being used against Juliet in Act III, Scene V.
One of the most interesting tings in Shakespeare is his presentation of strong women. Beatrice, Hero, and Juliet are strong women in their play. Beatrice with her strong opinion about not needing a husband, Hero for being strong she was falsely accused of, and Juliet for following her heart to be with Romeo. These women are brave for doing what they believe is right and having their mindset focused.
In Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet, Capulet is a questionable father to Juliet. A good father cares for his children and is always there for them. Capulet didn’t always support Juliet’s decisions but he did care and always wanted the best for her. Capulet’s actions demonstrate that he has Juliet’s best interests at heart and that he is a good father.
In Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ a lot of tragic events take place Romeo and Juliet 's families are the character most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because they had the feud between each other, they wouldn’t allow Romeo and Juliet to be near each other, and they still tried to get Juliet to follow the arranged marriage.