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Lord Capulet is a character in the play

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Introduction

Lord Capulet Lord Capulet is a character in the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare which we have been reading together in class. This piece is a study on this character. The story is of a young boy and girl who find love in each other but due to a sequence of events their lives are prematurely ended. Lord Capulet is the head of the Capulets and is well respected by the rest of his house. He is also Lady Capulets wife and Juliet's father. He is important in this story, as he is able to make decisions, which will affect the lives of many other people, not only in his own house but also in his bitter rivals house, The Montague's. Throughout the whole play there are scenes that revolve solely around him and Juliet, this makes him one of the most powerful people in the play and one of the main characters. The first time we see Capulet is in the brawl at the market, it is between the Capulets and Montagues. ...read more.

Middle

He continues to talk to and tease the ladies about dancing or they will get corns and reminisces with an elderly relative about when they last danced like this. "Will now deny to dance? She that makes dainty, she, I'll swear, hath corns." This is where Romeo, who has come to see Rosaline, catches his first glimpse of Juliet. Tybalt once again tells Capulet to throw Romeo out but he does not want to and loses his temper with Tybalt who leaves muttering under his breath. He tells Tybalt "You are a saucy boy." Capulet seems to be trying to have a good, relaxing time and does not want any disturbances this shows in the language he uses. In act three scene four Capulet speaks to Paris again, he says that due to Tybalts death he agrees to the marriage but the ceremony shall not be very big, "we'll have some half a dozen friends" and that Lady Capulet shall tell Juliet who will have to obey. ...read more.

Conclusion

When the deaths of Romeo and Juliet are discovered Capulet is understandably upset and expresses his horror at the deaths. At the end of the play due to the enormous amount of grief suffered by both houses they decide to end the feud, which has caused many deaths, they have realised that it was partly their faults that Romeo and Juliet had died as they were the ones to enforce the rift between the houses. As both a memorial to Romeo and Juliet and a sign that the houses are at peace the families raise statues of their children. It is clear that Capulet has a temper which can get out of control at points such as his party, but this can make it look like he does not care for his daughter which is not entirely true as he wants the best husband for her and wants to make sure she likes him by making Paris wait two years or to get to know and to 'woo' her. Also he is so grief stricken when Juliet dies that he orders a truce with his bitter enemy and that shows he had lots of respect and love for her. Richard Briggs ...read more.

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