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How is the relationship between Lord Capulet and his daughter Juliet presented dramatically in Act 3, Scene 5?

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"ROMEO AND JULIET"ASSIGNMENT How is the relationship between Lord Capulet and his daughter Juliet presented dramatically in Act 3, Scene 5? Capulet first appears to be an aggressive man. It can be seen in act 1, scene 1, when there is a brawl on the streets of Verona, that Capulet hastily tries to join the fighting. "Give me my long sword, ho." Capulet appears to agree with the conflict, and stays loyal to his family name. Capulet seems to be commanding and powerful. "He shall be endured... Am I the master here or you?" Capulet warns Tybalt at the feast, that Tybalt must obey him, as he is the master. He is arrogant and believes himself to be superior. Lord Capulet reveals a different side to his character when he speaks to Paris regarding Juliet. He is concerned that marriage is too sudden for his daughter. "My child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seen the change of fourteen years." Capulet acts fatherly and protective over his daughter, as would be expected. He also considers Juliet's feelings about the marriage. "My will to her consent is but a part." Capulet respects Juliet's opinions very highly therefore tells Paris he must also woo Juliet's heart. Capulet is not being careless about the marriage and realises that Juliet is still young. In act 1, Juliet appears to be the dutiful daughter; she is obviously influenced by her parents and surrounding family members. ...read more.

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Lady Capulet reveals a much sinister side when she mentions that they will have vengeance over Tybalt's death. "They shall give him such an unaccustomed dram, that he shall soon keep Tybalt company: And then I hope thou wilt be satisfied." Lady Capulet feels that by killing Romeo, Juliet will be pleased, but the audience realise that this is not true. Juliet cannot be honest with her mother. Therefore, uses double meanings when she talks to her mother, to protect her true feelings. "Indeed I never shall be satisfied with Romeo, till I behold him-dead." The audience has an insight into Juliet's thoughts. They appreciate how Juliet feels. Lady Capulet reveals news for Juliet, which will make the circumstances much worse. "Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn." Lady Capulet thinks Lord Capulet is wise to have planned the wedding and that it will help Juliet recover from the recent death of her cousin-Tybalt. However, Juliet refuses to marry Paris. "He shall not make me there a joyful bride." Juliet declines the proposal of marriage by her father. As Juliet cannot tell her mother that she is married to Romeo, she is unable to give a reason for the refusal. Lady Capulet is outraged from the disloyalty her daughter has shown. When Lord Capulet enters he asks if she has given Juliet the news, Lady Capulet shows her true feelings. "I would the fool were married to her grave." ...read more.

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Or if you do not, make the bridal bed in that monument where Tybalt lies." Juliet is desperate to stop the marriage. She hopes her mother will understand, however Lady Capulet refuses to help. After Lady Capulet exits Juliet is alone with the Nurse. She seeks comfort from the Nurse. However, the Nurse urges her to marry Paris. "I think it best you married with the county." The Nurse was the one Juliet had complete trust in, Juliet could depend on the Nurse. Now Juliet cannot trust anyone, the Nurse has betrayed Juliet. Juliet sends the Nurse away; she vows never to trust the Nurse again. She decides to go to Friar Lawrence for help. She tells herself if everything else ceases to work, she will kill herself. "If all else fails, myself have power to die." This shows how desperate and forlorn Juliet has become. She has no one she can trust or depend on and decides instead of being forced into marriage she would rather take her life. She shows her loneliness and desolation. Capulet is illustrated as a powerful and overbearing father who has strict principles, which must be followed. He does not tolerate disobedience and has loyalty towards his family. Capulet is cautious not to ruin his reputation, even if it means hurting family members. Juliet is shown as a young girl who wants to break into womanhood. She is young and thrives for adventure, but due to the rules imposed by her father has not been able to. Juliet shows her fear for her father but also her determination and willingness to become an adult. Herkiran Sohal 1 ...read more.

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