Juliet Capulet Essays

"Romeo And Juliet": A Eulogy For Juliet By The Priest

We are here to celebrate the life of a beautiful young woman Juliet Capulet. She was born 13 short years ago into the house of Capulet. We are here to celebrate her life, cut short - given I hope in sacrifice to mend the hatred and violence between her house and that of the Montague's. May her death and that of her Romeos be not in vain?

Juliet throughout her life was a good girl. She was trusting, dutiful, respectful of her father's rules. Juliet's life was filled with happiness and love. As I young child I barely knew her, but she would say weekly confession of which I am not allowed to speak - but she was never sinful. Her life was lived with love and joy until her final days. She was intelligent. Paris wanted her hand in marriage. Juliet told me she would not deny her father but when she met Romeo, she knew her heart had not loved until then.

Juliet's love for Romeo was as pure as his love for her. It was love at first sight. She was his lady and his love. Romeo called her his angel, and his saints and sadly he was right. Their love was star-crossed from the beginning, but always pure. Juliet called Romeo "the god of my idolatry" - she truly loved him. She offered him her lover's vow before he requested it. Her love for him was as deep as the sea.

It is because of Juliet's honest declaration of love for Romeo, and his love for her, that I agree to their marriage. She came to me past hope. She sought my counsel and looked to my experience. In desperation we devised a plan. Juliet was without fear or doubt. She only wished to live as Romeos wife. I...

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Romeo and Juliet - Sample exam question

The question

Starting with this extract, analyse how Shakespeare presents Capulet's attitudes towards his daughter, Juliet. How does he portray their relationship?

Write about:

  • how Shakespeare presents Capulet's attitudes and their relationship in this extract
  • how Shakespeare presents Capulet's attitudes and their relationship in the play as a whole

The extract

In this extract Capulet is telling Juliet about her forthcoming marriage to Paris.

Act 3 Scene 5

Good father, I beseech you on my knees,
Hear me with patience but to speak a word.
Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch!
I tell thee what: get thee to church a' Thursday
Or never after look me in the face.
Speak not, reply not, do not answer me.
My fingers itch. Wife, we scarce thought us blessed
That God had lent us but this only child,
But now I see this one is too much,
And that we have a curse in having her.
Fie, fie, what, are you mad?

Before you go onto the next page, make some notes about what you could write about.

Hints

  • Think about the key words in the essay question (Capulet, Juliet, attitudes, relationship).
  • Think about this extract - how is Capulet feeling towards Juliet? Highlight some key points.
  • Look at the start and the end of the extract - have the attitudes changed as the extract has progressed?
  • Think about the entire play and the relationship between Capulet and Juliet.

Social and historical context

In Elizabethan times, men had power over women. Fathers decided who their daughters would marry and they would arrange this. For a daughter to speak out against their father's choice, would mean great disrespect towards them and the family name.

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