Essay on Capulet: Marriage and Lord Capulet

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Although Capulet wanted the best for Juliet, he didn't give a thought on how she felt and had forced her to marry Paris which had caused problems that led to her tragic end. She didn't want to marry someone who she did not love and wanted to escape this marriage. Her method of escape was death. Capulet's controlling actions appeared as early as Act I Scene 2, when he was arranging Juliet's marriage to Paris without her consent. Paris wondered if Juliet would like him and Capulet responded with, "Of my child's love: I think she will be ruled. In all respects by me; nay, more, I doubt it not." stating that he doesn't just think Juliet will like him but that he knows she will like him. When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, he shouted, "To go with Paris to Saint Peter's Church, Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither." making her agree to go to the church. Although she did agree to go, her thought of, "I'll to the friar, to know his remedy; If all else fail, myself have power to die." showed that she did not plan on marrying Paris and that she would die first. Juliet's arrangement to Paris had brought her death because it had resulted in the potion plan which had caused Romeo and Juliet to die. If Capulet had never forced Juliet to marry Paris, she would have been living happily with Romeo.
By making Juliet marry Paris, who she did not love, Capulet also separated her from Romeo, who she did love and it was this separation that led onto her downfall. This contributed to her death because her life wasn't worth living if she couldn't have the only person she loved, and he was the person she lived for. Her expression on how she felt about Romeo before she even knew his name, "Go ask his name. --If he be married. My grave is like to be my wedding bed." showed that she wanted him and would die if she could not have him. If she felt this way when she just met him, imagine how she felt after she was married to him and then separated from him by her father. She felt bereft and thought about ending her life because now that she had just married Romeo, she couldn't have him. Another example of how separating her from Romeo had conduced her death was when she was begging the Friar for a way to see her Romeo again. Her description of what she would do if she couldn't be with Romeo, "And with this knife I'll help it presently. God join'd my heart and Romeo's, thou our hands; And ere this hand, by thee to Romeo seal'd, Shall be the label to another deed," had displayed her true love for him and her intentions of death if she was alienated from him. Separating her from someone that she truly loved was a dangerous act to do because it had influenced her demise.
Verbal rejection is something Capulet used that turned out to be very harmful and had caused Juliet to take her life. The feeling of rejection coming from her own father had made her believe that she wasn't wanted by