William Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare was best known for his comedies, histories, and tragedies.The William Shakespeare biography continues with William’s death. William was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-on-Avon, where he was baptized in 1564 and also married and buried later on in life.
William met women and had three daughters and a son William. William’s son, William, followed in William Shakespeare’s footsteps and was an actor and playwright as well. His other famous works include Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, As You Like It, and Anthony and Cleopatra. Romeo is one of William Shakespeare’s most tragic heroes because he has the story of young love that ends tragically with both Romeo and Juliet dying. William Shakespeare created lots of tragedy plays because on his death bed he expressed that all his works were written for fun to make people laugh or cry.
Lord Capulet is introduced in Act 1 scene 5 line 46-64 where he first meets Friar Laurence who he believes will help Romeo and Juliet get married even though Romeo is a Montague. Lord Capulet and the nurse interact with each other and he tells her how embarrassed he would be if his daughter were to ever marry a Montague. William William’s Lord Capulet character represents William Shakespeare as an influential man of his time who tries to keep traditions alive in William William’s time period.
Capulet also knows that it is time for Juliet to marry and he is not ready to let her go. He is very sad about the idea of Juliet leaving, but he cannot keep her from marriage forever. Lord Capulet often gets angry at his servants; however, this anger only happens because they made an honest mistake or because they are simply being lazy. When Lady Capulet tells him about a slip-up Juliet wearing a dress, Lord Capulet immediately responds with outrage at his servants who were supposed to take care of getting the dress sent out to be cleaned. Along with this he yells “O’bona fidele” which means “without faith. This shows that despite his anger words sometimes get the best of him and he often apologizes.
Lord Capulet also trusts his people to behave responsibly and to do what they were told such as when he asks Peter go get the Nurse to attend Juliet. He is a very loving father, but at times he does not show this. For example, while Capulet tries to convince Montague to end the violence between them and their families by reasoning with him that it would be best for both of them and telling him that “he could do much” (2. 3), he doesn’t even consider the possibility of sparing Romeo’s life if he ended up killing Tybalt.
Despite all these negative traits, Lord Capulet loses his temper because of all the good things in his life such as when he kidnaps Rosaline to convince Romeo to marry Juliet. Lord Capulet has a very good heart under all his anger, but he gets angry easily when things don’t go right and people do not behave as they should. William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet revolves around the love of two young lovers who come from different feuding families and their struggle and determination to be with each other despite the hatred between their families.
He feels guilty for pushing Juliet into this situation and he never meant to hurt her like that. “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!/ For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (3. 5. 194-195). He loved his daughter so much but because of what the Nurse told him about Juliet being in a relationship with Romeo, Capulet wanted them apart from each other. William Shakespeare has used Lord Capulet as a foil to Romeo throughout the play, showing how much they both loved their daughters and showing their inner turmoil at the actions they have both taken.
He also thinks that Paris would be a good match for his daughter. Capulet is very loyal to his friend’s, Lord Montague; “He will make it well appear / He doth not flatter, and he cannot love, / More than I do my self” (3. 5. 55-57). Capulet trusts him with the death of Tybalt even though they were enemies; he knows that there would be no problems on account of their friendship..
Lord Capulet shows some signs of weakness when Romeo first starts talking to Juliet at her window. He seems hesitant about allowing Romeo to stay unknown under the balcony, but does nothing about it. It is only after Benvolio points this out later, that he forbids Romeo from seeing Juliet.
Lord Capulet is not set in his ways to the extent that he would refuse to marry Paris if he found out about Juliet’s love for Romeo since “My will to her / Subjects me” (3. 5. 102-103). He only disagrees with the marriage because of Tybalt’s death and how it affected so many people around them. The fact that Lord Capulet does agree to marry Paris shows how he trusts him as a friend, even though they are practically strangers.
Despite all of his flaws, William Shakespeare seems to be making Lord Capulet seem like a good father figure throughout the tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Just by reading through Act 3 Scene 4, it is easy to see that William Shakespeare really did have a great understanding of human behavior. Lord Capulet’s behavior in Romeo and Juliet makes him seem like a good father, even if he sometimes falls short on his responsibilities.