Lord Capulet Change In Romeo And Juliet

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In the love story of Romeo and Juliet by William shakespeare, two soulmates forbidden love causes them to take their own lives. The father of Juliet, Lord Capulet, seems a powerful man, who follows the family tradition of despising all Montagues. However, throughout the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet’s authoritative and hateful persona evolves into that of a loving and forgiving man. This change shows through in the first fight scene between the Montagues and the Capulets, during the fight between him and Juliet about the wedding, and the suicide of Juliet and Romeo.
Tensions in the city of Verona run high between the two rival houses of the Capulets and the Montagues. It seems nearly impossible for the two household to even be in sight of each other without breaking into a bloody battle. Lord Capulet's anger and hostility show through whenever his arch nemesis Lord Montague appears.
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Sadly for Lord Capulet, the death of his daughter Juliet, acted as the event that led to a positive change in his persona. When Lord Capulet found out for the first time that Juliet was dead, he started to show some fatherly characteristics, and was completely devastated. Juliet's passing destroyed him and changed the way he looked at life due to the fact that he now believed that “Life, living, all is Death’s”. With Juliet gone the Lord seems lost, and the gloomy idea that death is always just around the corner actually changes Lord Capulet for the better. Juliet’s death makes him much more sympathetic and forces him to end the long lived feud between the two rival houses. When the Capulets and the Montagues both find their children dead in Juliet's tomb, Lord Capulet has an epiphany. Capulet realizes that the feud between the two houses killed their children. So, Capulet asks “brother Montague” to give him his “hand” and end the rivalry right then and there. This peace treaty shows Capulets growth as a

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