How does Shakespeare present Lord Capulet as an evolving character.docx - How does Shakespeare present Lord Capulet as an evolving character(rewrite

How does Shakespeare present Lord Capulet as an evolving character.docx

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How does Shakespeare present Lord Capulet as an evolving character? (rewrite) In 'Romeo and Juliet' Lord Capulet, Juliet's father, is presented as a good father in many ways throughout the play and particularly in this extract. He tells Paris he can only marry Juliet if she says yes as well. "My will to her consent is but a part; / And she agreed, within her scope of choice / Lies my consent and fair according voice.". This quotation shows that Capulet cares about his daughter's feelings and opinions. He directly links his consent with hers here and the rhyming couplets used exaggerate this point to the audience. This rhyming couplet also puts emphasis on the words "choice" and voice". The "voice" he is referring to is his own, rather than Juliet's, suggesting that Juliet only has a voice through him as her father. This shows that although Lord Capulet is a good father because he cares about her feelings, he does not want Juliet to have her own voice or opinions outside his. This reflects the attitudes to women's places in marriage and families at the time.
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