Lady Capulet In Romeo And Juliet

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Taking place in the 17th century, in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, the role of women was to serve their husbands and present obedient and conserved qualities. Lack of courage in the household has allowed the fate of the star-crossed lovers to hasten and ultimately prevail. Growing up in royalty, Lady Capulet restrains from showing heed and emotion even to her beloved daughter to retain her pride and status, only to soon face painful death and grief of her child.
Primarily, as a respected woman of high social class, Lady Capulet is dutiful and submissive towards the demands of her husband. When discussing a suitable marriage for Juliet, Lord Capulet dominates the voice of others and decides on behalf of his
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As a result, she acts upon freewill to become even more detached and cold towards Juliet, at the time she needs her support the most. It is conjectured that Lady Capulet married young and had to undergo an arranged marriage herself, and believes that Juliet should obediently follow the same path when she says, “Well, think of marriage now” (1.3.75). The fact that Juliet persists to rebel against this way of life, ignites discontent and fury within her, further distancing what is left of their relationship, or if so no relationship at all. Any remaining connection between them as mother and daughter, is completely broken when Lady Capulet forsakes Juliet and responds, “Talk not to me, for I'll not speak a word: / Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee” (3.5.214-215). In order to protect her pride and status, as well as following the orders of her husband, reach the extent of abandonment, and so leaving her young daughter to handle the marriage on her own. Eventually, the loving and benign traits of a mother are expressively shown at the unexpected death of her child in the conclusion of the play. Lady Capulet was unaware of how much Juliet meant to her, until she lost her. She comes to realization of the consequences that resulted from following the demands of her husband and saving her prestige and

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