Lord And Lady Capulet
A person shouldn't have too much control over their children
Act 1, Scene 2
Throughout "Romeo and Juliet", the parents of Juliet constantly seem like their daughter is just something to not pay attention to what she thinks about thinks. In Scene 2 of Act 1, Paris is talking to Lord Capulet if he can marry Juliet. Paris asks, "But now, my lord, what say you to my suit?" (1001). Without Juliet knowing anything about this, her father decides to negotiate with Paris, which is not a good thing to do to your daughter.
Act 3, Scene 4
In this scene, Juliet's father decides to really go behind her back and agrees that Paris should marry Juliet. "Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender of my child's love. I think she will be ruled..." (1061). Lord Capulet thinks that Juliet will be happy to be married (which obviously she isn't then her father threatens to disown her as his child).
Act 5, Scene 3
At the very end of the play, both the Capulets and the Montegues decide to end their feud after they relize their 2 children have been victim of their hatred to eachother. "As rich shall Romeo's by his lady's lie - Poor sacrifices of our enmity!" (1102). The Montegues and the Capulets decide to make statues of gold honoring both children that were victims to hatred.
Theme: A person shouldn't have too much control over their children.
It seems as though that Juliet's parents do not care at all about their daughter. It seems they cared more of the celebration by saying,"To murder, murder our solemnity!" (1083), clearly shows that they were more sad about the celebration being ruined because of Juliet's death.
Adv. English 6th Period