In Romeo and Juliet Act 3, scene 5, Lord Capulet is shown to be a concerned, caring father. How far do you agree with this statement, both in this scene and elsewhere in the play?
A good father is needed in every childs life, especially in the crucial moments. This is because fathers are normally the protectors and leaders of the family. They should be caring, giving, understanding and loving.
In Shakespeares time, women were seen as inferior to men. They were also not allowed to make any decisions. The men were the controllers of everything such as who they would marry, where they would go and what they would do. This is why marriages were arranged to suit the family, Elizabethan women were expected to marry to increase the wealth and position of the family. When the females did get married they were expected to produce male heirs, this is because males were more supreme and have more control.
William Shakespeare wrote many plays and one of his most popular romantic tragedies is 'Romeo and Juliet'. Shakespeare wrote his plays in the Elizabethan times. Today Shakespeare is still one of the most popular playwrights. 'Romeo and Juliet' is one of the most famous love stories even today. Perhaps Capulets behavior, which seems odd to a modern audience, was expectable in Elizabethan times.
In the play, In Act 1 Scene 2, Paris comes to Capulet to ask him if he could marry Juliet. Capulet responds by telling Paris shes too young.
My child is yet a stranger in the world; she hath not seen the change of fourteen years
He explains to Paris that he feels his daughter is too young at fourteen; she needs to experience more of the world.
Later in this scene, Capulet is explaining to Paris that those who marry at a young age are going to regret it in the future.
And too soon marrd are those so early made
Capulet is explaining to Paris that those who get married early are those who regret it in the future.
Capulet describes his daughter as a very precious thing to him, due to all his other children dying.
The earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she, she is the hopeful lady of my earth
He is explaining to Paris that his daughter is the most precious thing to him, because of all his children dying.
Capulet says that the most important thing about the person that Juliet marries is that he loves her and she loves him.
My will to her consent is but a part; and she agree, within her scope of choice lies my consent and fair according voice
Capulet is saying that whoever she loves she can marry and that he gives his consent to the person that she wants to marry.
Capulet seems to be a very understanding and caring father. This is shown by him saying, But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart
Capulet is telling Paris to make her fall in love with him, so that he doesnt have to force her to marry him.
In Act 1 Scene 5 Capulet at the masked ball, is introducing his guests, he is telling the men that there is many pretty ladies.
Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toes unplugged with corns