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Discuss how Shakespeare has developed the character of Lord Capulet in 'Romeo And Juliet' to influence the action, illustrate themes of the play and add interest to the drama

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Essay on Lord Capulet Romeo And Juliet Discuss how Shakespeare has developed the character of Lord Capulet in 'Romeo And Juliet' to influence the action, illustrate themes of the play and add interest to the drama Romeo And Juliet' is a very famous love story which was set in Fair Verona in Itlay. The time was set around 16th to 17th century. The theme for this story is love, hate and parenthood. Lord Capulet is introduced as Juliet's father in the play and a member of the Capulet family. Lord Capulet is first established of being a foolish and childish person in the first scene as he is first seen in the fight between two families (the Capulets and the Montague). The reason why I say that he is because he orders for his sword to be brought out, which he knows that at his age he is not capble of getting in fights, at the beginning of the play. In the second scene Capulet talks to Paris, a wealthy young man of Verona about his daughter Juliet, although he thinks Juliet is too young to be a bride. ...read more.

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At this very minute he has become very enraged and shows a lot of temper. He tells Juliet that he has arranged the date on Thursday and she is going to be there or he shall drag her when he says 'Gainst Thursday next, to go with Paris or I shall drag thee'. He is threatening her so she realises how her father really meant what he said and how the marriage meant important to him. He is very angry and does not know what he is saying as he says 'Get thee to church a Thursday, or never after look me in the face.' Here he is telling her as a final message that she must come on Thursday or he will never speak to her again. He is only shouting at her because he loves her and wants her to understand. At this incredibly moment he does not believe that he has a daughter: 'Hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, For by my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee,' he says I shall never recognise you as my daughter. Here in this scene he uses strong and his character changes and by comparing him to other scenes he is now cruel and is hatred on his daughter as when he threatens her. ...read more.

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Shakespeare all through the play uses different themes such as love, hate and parenthood. Capulet is involved in all these themes, but as for his character his main theme is love and parenthood. We as audience we see Capulet as two different sides of character, (example when someone obeys him and listens to him he is very happy but if like (Juliet) disobeys him he becomes very annoyed). I think that Shakespeare by purpose chose this character for Capulet (love as a father) so we know his character means important and gives us the story of what he tells her to get married because that's what fathers are meant to do. Over all I think that this play is establish on what your heart says and try to make your parents understand about love and marriage which is what this play is all about. But as long as your parents realise what you are going through. Shakespeare around some places uses strong spiteful language (in act 3 scene 5) because the words make the character stand out along with the situation of Capulet; he stands out when he utilizes these words to Juliet. ?? ?? ?? ?? Name: Habiba Nawaz Form: 10.1 Subject: English ...read more.

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