Capulets Feelings in Romeo and Juliet

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Explore how Capulets feelings are presented in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ In Romeo and Juliet Capulet is a very traditional man and thinks with Juliet he owns her wand he has the power to make the decisions because she is his ‘property’. In Act 1 scene 2 Capulet and Paris are discussing the fact Paris would like to marry Juliet, but Capulet still sees his Juliet as a child as he says “my child is yet a stranger in the world” meaning he thinks she hasn’t experienced anything yet and she’s not ready. He says “let two more summers wither in their pride, ere we may think her ripe to be a bride” which suggests he would like to wait at least two more years before she is to marry and then she will be fit to be a bride. We can see that she is very important to him because he mentions “earth have swallowed all my hopes but she” so that means that all his hopes and dreams have pasted now but he still has hope for her and she is still giving him his dreams. He is very protective over her and he does mention that Paris should at least try and win her heart and make her love him before he proposes to her as he says “but woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart”, so we can see he does want his daughter to marry because she loves him not as in Shakespearean times when they married not for love, and they were expected to fall in love after marriage. In those times because when a couple is married and the girl becomes the husbands ‘property’ Capulet does not like the thought of that and he likes the power of being in control of Juliet and does not want to give her away. In act 3 scene 5 Capulet changes his thoughts about Paris and Juliet’s marriage, but because Juliet has only just married Romeo in secrecy and does not love Paris anyways she refuses and we can see how violent and controlling he is over Juliet when she rejects the other to marry Paris when he says “go with Paris
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