Romeo And Juliet And Lord Capulet Relationship Analysis

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People in relationships are like puzzle pieces, some of them fit and some do not. In the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, Juliet and her father, Lord Capulet are the puzzle pieces. The two family members have a complex family relationship. Throughout the play their relationship is tested. Lord Capulet wants the best for his daughter and has different opinions on Juliet's future compared to her own. Juliet married a member of the Montague house which her family has been in a fued for as long as anyone could remember. Very few know of this marriage including Lord Capulet which causes tension and strain on their relationship. Many traits of the father daughter relationship show through during this instance. Juliet and Lord…show more content…
After Romeo, Juliet's husband, was banished from Verona Juliet wept for him to return. Juliet's father believed her tears were for her dead cousin and to cheer her up Juliet's father arranged for her to marry Paris. Already being married, Juliet tried to resist her father's plan but he was firm and his mind had been set. Lord Capulet tells Juliet she was disrespectful by being disobedient but she continues to try and postpone the marriage. Her father's response was “Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch! I tell the what: get thee to church a Thursday or never after look me in the face.” (Shakespeare).During the Elizabethan time period, it was standard practice for daughters to follow their fathers requests and instructions without hesitation. Women had little rights and defying their fathers command was labeled as disrespectful and ungrateful. By going against her father's words or arguing with them Juliet put herself into a position were she could become disowned. One reason Juliets and Lord Capulet's relationship was unhealthy was because of disrespect. The second reason Juliets and Lord Capulet’s relationship is unhealthy is because Lord Capulet is over controlling of Juliet. Throughout Juliet's life Lord Capulet instructs Juliet to agree
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