Juliet tells her mother that she does not want to marry County Paris and now Lady Capulet does not want to have nothing to do with her, she put it all in the father’s hands. Shakespeare supports the claim using the following example, “Tell him so yourself and see how he will take it at your hands” (3.5.125-126). This example is supported by Sharon Hamilton when she says, “Lady Capulet washes her hands of this dilemma since Juliet does not want to marry County Paris” (Hamilton87). Moreover, she provides a valid point stating; because of the disobedience of Juliet you can slowly see her separate from her family. In a sense her mother disowns her for not listing to her. The above information supports the fact that Juliet parents focus more on their own image and showing less feeling toward their daughter. This was the effect of the broken promise made by her father.Lord Capulet breaks his promise to Juliet by saying he will not marry her off early. Shakespeare supports the claim by using this direct quote, “my child is yet a stranger in the world not yet to bride” (1.2.8). This example is supported by Sharon Hamilton when she says, “Capulet considers his daughter as property to trade or not to trade as the market demands” (Hamilton 81). Continuously, she provides a valid point stating; that her father thinks he can control every aspect of her life. Capulet says that Juliet is not ready to be married. But, he will take back his word and force her to marry County Paris, even though she does not love him. Her father took her right to pick who and when she wants to be married. The above information supports the fact that lord Capulet does not show characteristics of a real father to Juliet. He is demanding and threatens her to do what he says.
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