Romeo And Juliet Capulet Case Study

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In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet there are many different forces to blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Some might say the haste of the young lovers is to blame, others might say it was the feud between the Montague and Capulet families that brought on the tragic deaths. I believe that it was the Capulet parents that are to blame. I feel this because they tried forcing Juliet into an arranged marriage while she was grieving the death of her cousin, they threatened to disown her if she didn’t follow through with the marriage, and nobody, not even the nurse, was there to comfort her and give her the help and advice she needed. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare presents the idea that love…show more content…
They never stopped to consider that Juliet would need time to grieve the death of her cousin and that she had said earlier she wanted to wait until she was older to get married. But her parents were so blinded by the idea of their daughter marrying the County Paris they failed to really consider how she felt about the whole thing. When Lady Capulet is telling Juliet about her and Capulet’s plans to wed Juliet and Paris, Lady Capulet tells her daughter that Capulet is “One who to put thee from thy heaviness, Hath sorted out a sudden day of joy That thou expects not nor I looked not for.” (3.5.112-114) and that Juliet will “Marry… early next Thursday morn The gallant, young, and noble gentleman, The County Paris, at Saint Peter’s Church,” (3.5.116-118). She clearly was trying to sell the idea of Paris to Juliet because she knew her daughter would be hesitant. And she was. Juliet didn’t want to marry Paris because she was already married to Romeo, which she didn’t yet feel ready to publicly announce, and she just didn’t love Paris and knew she never could. Her parents gave her no say in a big life decision which caused anger both from Juliet and her…show more content…
They fight back to Juliet’s emotions and anger by threatening to disown her if she didn’t go through with the wedding. Capulet tells her that she will have to “Graze where [she] will, [she] shall not house with [him],” (3.5.198) and “... hang, beg, die in the streets,” (3.5.202). Juliet is only thirteen years old in this play so it’d be very hard for her to hear that. It’d be hard for anyone to hear their father say that to them no matter what their age is. But because Juliet doesn’t have much for close family or friends besides her parents, nurse, and Romeo, it’d be tragic to her to be told to die in the streets. She would’ve felt at a loss not knowing what to do because she’s already married to Romeo and didn’t want to break that promise, but she also didn’t want to beg and die on the streets. Her parents were being too harsh in their threats towards Juliet and she needed to talk to someone for helpful advice on what to
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