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Romeo and Juliet

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English Coursework Essay - Lord Capulet - A Good Father? William Shakespeare, and Elizabethan man, is well known for his works as a playwright which have been distributed and remade into films and books alike for centuries. One of his most famous pieces of work is his play, Romeo and Juliet, which is also very well know throughout the world for its romanticism. Lord Capulet, a wealthy man, leader of his community, and father to Juliet can be considered as one of the plays main characters, but the question is can Lord Capulet be seen as a "good father"? In the twenty- first century, a good father is a father who can be seen to love, cherish and take pride in his daughter, a father in whom a daughter could place her trust, and yet still know that it will not be abused. He should not only want the best for his daughter, but to show it too, through building a good father- daughter relationship, by talking, and sharing what is more commonly know as "quality time" together. ...read more.

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she is accustomed, even if Juliet does not remotely have any attraction and does not necessarily agree with her fathers views on the subject. Later on in the play, Juliet takes a potion that will lay her to rest for forty two hours after which she will wake, and after she has taken this poison and Lord Capulet believes her to be dead, he shows signs of emotion and sadness- "O child! O child! my soul, and not my child! Dead art thou! Alack! my child is dead; And with my child my joys are buried." (Act 4 Scene 4), where Capulet says "And with my child my joys are buried", It shows that his happiness and joys at his daughter being married to the one man who he feels is fit to make a husband, are disposed of as he looks upon his one and only last child, whom he believes to be laid to rest. I believe that Capulet wanted to keep the spirits high in his house, and avoid any forms of depression, sadness, or even mourning. ...read more.

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to marry Paris, would only make things much worse, and then finally tells her that if she does not conform to his wishes she must leave the Capulet household and never come back for he cares about her no more - "Or never after look me in the face."(Act 3 Scene 5). Whilst he is still angered he is tempted to beat Juliet and proclaims that he is ready and willing to hit her - "My fingers itch." (Act 3 Scene 5). To summarise I have found out that from the points I have analysed that although Lord Capulet may love his daughter and have all the best intentions for her in life, when she tries to make some decisions of her own Lord Capulet gets angered, and uses violence and threatens to banish her from the Capulet household to resolve this issue, so therefore in conclusion I deem Lord Capulet to be a bad father because I feel there are better ways to sort out disagreements than using violence and anger. ?? ?? ?? ?? English Coursework Essay - Is Lord Capulet A Good Father? Roman Wiseman 04/12/2007 ...read more.

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