Patriarchy In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet, is a love story that was interfered by hate. The Capulets and Montagues were bitter enemies. However, the son and daughter from the patriarchies of both families did not hate each other, but instead fell in love. They decided to keep their love a secret because Juliet would be disowned if she didn’t marry a handpicked man from Lord Capulet. The rivalry and disgust between the two families was responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet because it made them lie. The two families risked their lives to tear down the other family. The play starts off with a sword fight between the Montagues and Capulets. During the fight, one of the Capulets started ridiculing a Montague. Tybalt shouted, “I hate hell, all Montagues, and…show more content…
If Juliet told Lord Capulet that he had married a Montague he would have been outraged. Juliet did not tell Lord Capulet about Romeo, but she did say that she could not marry and could not love. Lord Capulet got extremely mad at Juliet for not marrying Paris, she feared that he would be more mad than that if she told him about Romeo. Lord Capulet said to Juliet, “But, an you will not wed [Paris], I’ll pardon you. Graze where you will, you shall not house with me.” Paris was handpicked for Juliet. He fit all the requirements Lord Capulet thought could be a husband for Juliet. Lord Capulet picked Paris because he was a Capulet. Juliet was afraid to tell him about Romeo because she knew he was a Montague, so Juliet kept her true love a secret. Most of the time, when you try to keep a big secret, you have to tell lies. Juliet told lies to keep her love for Romeo a secret. Juliet tells a lie to Lady Capulet, “Indeed, I never shall be satisfied. With Romeo, till I behold him—dead—.” Juliet is telling Lady Capulet that she is grieving the death of Tybalt not the banishment of Romeo. Lady Capulet thinks that Juliet hates the Montagues as much as she does. Constantly lying was one of the factors that lead to their
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