Analysis: Lady Capulet is a very forceful mother. Much like Romeo, Lady Capulet is not practical and uses literary devices to express her feelings. Lady Capulet is very manipulative as well when it comes to her children. It is expected that Lady Capulet would still make Juliet marry Paris even if she didn’t want to. William Shakespeare compares Paris to a book because Lady Capulet thinks he is interesting.
He did not always think like this though. In the beginning of the play, he says “All I want is for Juliet to be happy, so I will have to ask her if she wants to be married” and he says things that implies he does not want Juliet to get married, like saying how young wives do not always turn out happy. So why is he so angry that Juliet does not want to get married? He should listen to what she wants to say, instead of yelling at her, calling her a disgrace to the Capulet name, and “kicking her out on the streets and never providing her with money ever again”. Even the nurse, who just wants Juliet to be happy, tells her to forget about Romeo and marry Paris.
For example in act two scene 3 Romeo and Juliet get married against their parents’ wishes. The quote 2,3,94 “to turn your households’ rancour to pure love” this hyperbole is exaggerating how the marriage might turn the hatred between the Capulet’s and Montague’s into love. Another example of disobeying authority is act four scene one where Friar Lawrence gives Juliet the potion to make her seem dead even though God is the only one who can decide life and death. The quote 2,1,77 “O bid me leap, rather than marry Paris” is an extreme metaphor is showing how Juliet would rather kill herself then marry Paris as her parents wish for her to do. In
Different events throughout the play lead these relationships to change, and lead both Romeo and Juliet to distrust their parental figures. For example when the Nurse, whom Juliet trusts deeply, refers to Romeo as a “dishclout” despite knowing that he is Juliet’s husband, this then leads Juliet to distrust the Nurse. When Capulet’s “fingers itch” after Juliet has disobeyed him, this could also be seen as failure on Capulet’s part to be a good parent. Some may argue that these events are examples of how Romeo and Juliet are failed by their parents and parental figures. In Act 3 scene 5 it could be argued that Juliet is failed by both her parents.
As I said before in the beginning of the book Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is gloomy and feeling hopeless about love because Rosaline (the women he “loves”) is not going to get married. He says: “She is too fair, too wise, wisely to far, To merit bliss by making
The only time they really meet in the play, the conversation is brief, matter of fact and passionless. 'Happily met, my lady and my wife!' You could imagine how awkward this scene would be, I don't think that Juliet and Paris have ever had a proper conversation with each other, or that Juliet even really knew who Paris really was. This was not the ideal time for them to meet, especially as Juliet was so in love with Romeo. Also, he is saying that she is about to become his wife.
The quick encouragement of the marriage to Paris shows Nurse’s new disloyalty to Juliet. Juliet loses Nurse’s respect and feels alone in her decision-making, leading to the Friar’s plan. Overall, Nurse is to blame for Juliet’s death because she turned her back on her so that she could avoid the family
After hearing of Romeo’s banishment and being forced to marry Paris in the upcoming days, Juliet rushes to the Friar for advice. Although betraying Juliet, the Nurse’s decision to side with Lady Capulet was probably one of the smartest choices in the play. Unlike the Friar, the Nurse realized how outcome of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage could end badly. The Friar continues his irresponsible and childish actions by conjuring up a plan and potion in a matter of minutes. “Friar Lawrence, less ambitious and more desperate than his fellow manipulators, does not hope that Juliet’s death will dissolve the families’ hatreds but only that it will give Romeo and chance to come and carry her off” (Snyder).
Also in the play Tybalt was basically asking to be killed because he started with them for no reason. Before Romeo killed Tybalt Lord Capulet actually liked Romeo and Tybalt wanted him to not make him like him anymore and it worked. And now Juliet has to lie to her father about everything and how she wants to marry Paris but she really wants to marry Romeo. So Tybalt basically ruined everything that Juliet wanted. Yes, Romeo does help us see them as complex human beings because it puts together how Tybalt and everyone else in the story and how they are all connected and how they all are different in the
Unrequited love In the Robert browning poem, ‘The laboratory’ and Shakespeare’s famous ‘Romeo and Juliet’, there is a reoccurring theme of unrequited love. Unrequited love is displayed throughout Romeo and Juliet, as we can see with Romeo’s love for Rosaline at the beginning of the play. Romeo's love for Rosaline is unrequited. He loves her but she cannot love him because she is going to become a nun and nuns are not allowed to have relationships. Rosaline is unobtainable, just like Juliet was at first.