William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Essay

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

This coursework will look at Shakespeare's famous play Romeo and Juliet. Specifically, the behaviour of Lord Capulet and his attitude will be considered and also how far is Lord Capulet responsible for the tragedy. The writer of the play and the eldest son of John and Mary Shakespeare (William Shakespeare's parents) William Shakespeare was born on 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. This play is one of the most famous plays in the English language.

The play "Romeo and Juliet" is about Love, Hate and Feud between the two households Montagues and Capulets. The Feud and hate between the two households turned into Love and Friendship in just 5 days because of
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Lord Capulet is very calm person but if someone does not obey his orders his mood changes very quickly and he becomes very angry.

Verona, at the time when this play took place was patriarchal city. Fathers hold virtually absolute sway over their daughters. They could give them to whomever they choose and feel deeply insulted if their daughters dare to choose otherwise. Juliet makes that choice and incurs the unmitigated wrath of Capulet:" …… go with Paris to saint Peter's church, or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither."

Lord Capulet is a typical father of his time because he is the main and rich man in the Capulet family. He expects every body to listen to him because he thinks he is right, not wrong.

By comparing Lord Capulet's as a father with today's fathers and his behaviour and attitude with the daughters it is completely different. Now a days father do not worry about their daughters marriage because they know she will get boy friend and if they want they could get married and then nobody could stop them because they can decide this marriage thing between themselves, they don't need parents permission. It is all up to them who they want to choose. Whereas in the Shakespeare's time fathers decided whom their child is going to get married with. And if someone stops them or disobeys their

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