Lord and Lady Capulet

THEME: People should not force one into something they will not be happy with.

Act 5, Scene 3

Throughout the whole story Juliet wanted to marry Romeo, but Juliet was too scared to tell her parents since he is a Montague. Lord and Lady Capulet had no idea of it and when Paris asked to marry Juliet they were both timid at first. Later on Paris was able to change both Lord and Lady Capulet's mind about the marriage. They told Juliet she was marrying Paris Thursday and since Juliet did not want to marry Paris she took things into her own hands, "'O heavens! O wife, look how our daughter bleeds!'

'....this sight of death is as a bell'" (Page:1097-98; Lines:182-183). Lord and Lady Capulet should have realized that their daughter did not want to marry Paris and should have not forced her to marry Paris so Juliet did not have to take things into her own hands.

Act 1, Scene 3

Once Juliet shows her thoughts on marrying Paris her mom tries to find out why Juliet does not want to marry yet. Lord and Lady Capulet are trying to get Juliet to marry Paris since he is a family friend, "'Tell me, daughter Juliet, how stands your disposition to be married?'

'It is an honor that I dream not of'" (Page: 1007, Lines: 70-71).

Juliet is kind of being antagonized by her mother because Lady Capulet married at such a young age and wants her daughter to do the same. Juliet does not want to marry Paris because he is a bit older and just looking to marry some good looking younger women.

Act 3, Scene 4

A long time ago the father got to decide who their kid(s) married and this is the situation for Juliet. Paris finally got into Lord Capulet's head enough and he agreed to let Paris marry his daughter. After Lord Capulet has Lady Capulet tell Juliet the news, "'My lord, I would that Thursday were tomorrow'

'A Thursday be it then. Go you to Juliet ere you go to bed; Prepare her, wife, against this wedding day'" (Page:1062, Lines: 32-35). Lord Capulet is forcing Juliet into this marriage without her consent on it. Juliet had no say in the decision made.

Act 4, Scene 5

Once the news got to Juliet she did not like what her father is making her do. Juliet loves Romeo and would do anything to not marry Paris and be with Romeo. Juliet ended up going to Friar Laurence and asked him for some ideas on what she could do. Friar Laurence gave her a potion that would make her appear dead for forty-two hours. She got the bottle of the potion and took it home, "'For shame, bring Juliet forth; her lord's come'

'She's dead, deceased; she's dead! Alack the day'" (Page:1082, Lines:25-27). Juliet took the potion in her bed because she knew her parents or the nurse would find her there the day of the wedding. Juliet has gone against her fathers say because he was forcing her into the marriage.

Brandon Carvan