Love in Romeo and Juliet Essay

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Romeo and Juliet is set during the Elizabethan period when women had to acquiesce to men. This was known as a patriatical society. It was the time when fathers decided whom their daughters should marry. In the Elizabethan period events such as marriage were more traditional and were taken very seriously as well as the fact that men were more powerful than women. The Elizabethan period was a period of internal peace between the English Reformation and the battles between Protestants and Catholics as well the battles between the Parliament and the Monarchy that repulsed the seventeenth century which relates to the Period that Shakespeare wrote the play because it creates this contrast that people were fighting over reputation for example, …show more content…
In my opinion, Elizabethan society was not fair because women were treated very inadequately and the men would even use violence towards the women. This is also pointed out by Capulet (Juliet’s father) when he showed his feelings by saying ''My fingers itch'' meaning he wanted to hit Juliet.

At the start of the play it is fairly obvious that Capulet is over protective towards his daughter. Capulet is showing his feelings and emotions when he talks about how his ''child (Juliet) is yet a stranger in the world'' which shows that Capulet is a loving and caring person as well as being a great father. When Paris asks Capulet's permission to marry Juliet, Capulet stated that ''such as I love, and you among the store'' which tells the audience Capulet is ecstatic but anxious about the fact that he is going to lose his daughter at a young age. At this stage, Capulet is keen for Paris to marry his daughter Juliet and plans a party to be held which shows the audience how enthusiastic he is about giving permission for Paris to marry his daughter Juliet which is opposite to what he said about his daughter being a ''stranger in the world'' so this makes the audience think is Capulet really happy to giveaway Juliet his daughter to some rich man called Paris or is he just trying to hide his emotions? In my opinion Capulet is trying to hide his emotions because there is not one bit in the play that he says or shows in any way that he is showing a lot of emotions towards his own

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