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Romeo and Juliet - With particle reference to Act scene 2, Act 3 scene 4 and 5, and act 4 scene 2. Write about how Shakespeare reveals the different sides to Lord Capulet's character and his changing moods.

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Romeo & Juliet Task With particle reference to Act scene 2, Act 3 scene 4 and 5, and act 4 scene 2. Write about how Shakespeare reveals the different sides to Lord Capulet's character and his changing moods. Explain your response to Lord Capulet in each of the scenes. Romeo and Juliet, said to be one of the most famous love stories of all times was written by Shakespeare which was set in the town of "Verona" in Italy. Romeo and Juliet is a play anchored on time and fate. Some actions are believed to occur by chance or by destiny. The timing of each action influences the outcome of the play. While some events are of less significance, some are crucial to the development of this tragedy. The substantial events that inspire the conclusion of Romeo and Juliet are; the Capulet ball, the quarrel experienced by Tybalt and Romeo, and Friar John's plague. Lord Capulet plays an extraordinarily large role in this play and makes decisions, which make big impacts in the play. Firstly I will reflect on Capulet's role as a noble man being a husband and father in the 15th century in an Italian society. A noble 15th century male adult would be authoritarian man over his family. His wife, son, daughter and servants would respect him as a ruler. He would patriarch of the house, he would order his family what to do and how to act and live. ...read more.


Juliet reaction is she will not marry him and refuses to his bride and is defiant. Juliet speaks ironically to lady Capulet when she says "I will not marry yet and when I do I swear it shall be Romeo whom you know I hate rather than Paris" She compares Romeo to Paris being ironic but she really thinks the world of Romeo but lady Capulet does not any that, what Lady Capulet thinks she is saying is she will marry an enemy than Paris. At this instant Lady Capulet was in such a mood she betrays Juliet and says go and tell Lord Capulet you're self. When Capulet enters the room he seems insensitive, as he does not realize Juliet is crying about the marriage proposal. Capulet starts to tease Juliet by saying "A conduct girl" Meaning she is crying girl and goes on to says "Evermore showering" Meaning she cry's as a sea calling but when Lady Capulet sends the news of Juliet reply of the marriage a change of mood happens to Lord Capulet who starts to act like he has obtained a mad mans mind. He replies to Lady Capulet by saying "Soft take me with you" Meaning he does not understand. When Capulet reacts with Juliet he starts to ask questions like "How? Will she none? Doth she not give us thanks? Is she not proud?" Capulet shows a rise in temper and unable to understand why Juliet will react in such way after he has treated her as a princes, looked after her as best as he could. ...read more.


In my overall conclusion after reading the play and looking at the events that have happened because of Capulet's decisions. I think Capulet is a man who acts without thinking things through. In my opinion I think Capulet is foolish man who is very is to convince and fool. In the play Capulet changes his mood lots of time in the play but the most common mood Shakespeare has given Lord Capulet is as an arrogant man. Overall I feel all the tragic events that have occurred are because of all the decisions he makes. I prefer to think that the death of Romeo and Juliet, the reason were Capulet forcing Juliet to get married with Paris because Capulet wants his pride and to show he is still a powerful man after Tybalt death. After all the tragic events that have occurred I do think Capulet changes but why couldn't he change before these events occurring. He realizes after he has lost the only child and his pride. He decided to change the way he is before loses more than he can bare. I think Shakespeare put Capulet's role in Romeo and Juliet because he is "One of a kind" Man who stirs such events to happen which other men could act and change the way Capulet does. He has such a mind we are never able to predict this what makes Romeo and Juliet a interesting story and if Capulet role was not in Romeo and Juliet play want be as good as it is. Romeo & Juliet From Mohammed Ismail Ayub Mohammed Ismail Ayub English Romeo & Juliet ...read more.

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