Comparison Of Lord Capulet And Friar Laurence

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Lord Capulet, Juliet, and Friar Laurence: Pawns In Emotions’ Game of Chess In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, emotions (powerful feelings) hold special mastery. Lord Capulet, Juliet, and Friar Laurence allow their emotions to annihilate their thinking and control their behaviour. Behaviour refers to the way one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others. To begin, Lord Capulet allows his anger to overpower his rationality and comportment. In the beginning of the play, Lord Capulet doesn’t succumb to Count Paris’s eagerness to marry his daughter. Despite Paris’ attempts to change his mind, Capulet hold his ground, as he believes that his child can make good decisions on her own: “My will to her consent is but a part; An…show more content…
At this moment, Capulet never thought how strong of an impact his words would have on his daughter. Unbeknownst to him, Capulet’s uttered his very last words to his daughter before she died. Ergo, Lord Capulet’s rage, begotten by his good intentions for his only child, interferes with his reasoning and rules his behaviour. Secondly, Juliet allows her grief to overpower her thinking and control her gest. Prior to the star-crossed encounter with Romeo at the Capulet party, Lady Capulet discusses marriage with Juliet and asks her would she try to like Paris and see him as a suitable husband. At the time, Juliet had a very neutral, obedient attitude towards her mother’s idea: “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move; but no more deep will I endart mine eye than your consent gives strength to make it fly” (1,3, 98-100). This quote illustrates Juliet’s typical, obedient behaviour and her will to pursue their plan regarding her marriage. However, Juliet meets and falls in love with Romeo at the Capulet party, which results in their secret marriage and subsequently leads towards a complete shift in Juliet’s attitude towards marrying Paris. When her father tells her she will get married to Paris, she doesn’t react in a way common to her obedient behaviour and rejects the marriage, which angers her father. Devastated at her father’s waspish words, Juliet

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