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What do we learn about Juliets relationship with her father in the play especially from act 3, sc.5?

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Romeo and Juliet course work ?What do we learn about Juliet?s relationship with her father in the play especially from act 3, sc.5?? The play Romeo and Juliet is believed to have been written between the years of 1591 and 1595 and life at that time was very different compared to now especially for the lives of women. Men were believed to be superior to women and therefore should have better and more rights. For example men did all the work, raised all the money for their house, ruled the house, could punish their wives and daughter with physical force and had the main say in most things. At the beginning of the play Lord Capulet and Juliet?s relationship seems to be quite a strong one where Lord Capulet wants only the best for his daughter and can see what is responsible and irresponsible for her to do. ?My child is yet a stranger in the world? ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.? This section of the play shows that Lord Capulet believes it irresponsible to let Juliet marry so young. ...read more.


?And you be not, Hang, beg, starve, die in the streets? This makes Juliet?s relationship with her father even more distant because he?s telling her that if she disobeys he will disown her and by using such strong words as ?hang? and ?die? will make the distance even bigger. This scene is a feature of tragedy by Juliet?s father turning against her although he just wants the best for his daughter and the physical force which is used. The role of fate is a big theme throughout the play. It helps the people watching or reading get a small glimpse ahead of all the characters without giving too much away. An example of this is ?hang, beg, starve, die in the streets?. This gives a small hint that Juliet will die. Another example of fate is when peter ran into Benvolio in the streets. Without this happening Romeo would have never read the list of guests at the party and never would?ve met Juliet. Another example of fate occurring in the play is when Juliet tells Romeo the vision that she has of him being dead at the bottom of a tomb. ...read more.


She stays against the wall stuck in a position like she?s in shock and Lord Capulet storms out of the house knocking over a waiter carrying a tray of food. In Act4 Sc2 Juliet tells Lord Capulet that she will marry Paris and he changes. He re-accepts Juliet into his house, treats her like his daughter and puts more effort into organising the wedding. When he discovers that Juliet is ?dead? he reacts like a father should: distraught and depressed and has feelings of regret. We learn that Juliet?s relationship between her and her father starts of close but Shakespeare portrays gradual deterioration between their relationship by the breakdown in communication with them when Juliet doesn?t tell Capulet about Romeo and Capulet doesn?t ask Juliet about getting together with Paris he just tells her and in the end Capulet is left Childless depressed and regretful. I think Lord Capulet is about seventy-five percent responsible for the death of Juliet and Romeo because if he didn?t pair Juliet up with Paris and force her to get married then she never would?ve felt that she needed to fake her death to be with who she loved which, in the end, ended up to be the cause of both their deaths. By Kyle Gear ...read more.

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