How Is Lady Capulet In Act 3 Scene 5 Of Romeo And Juliet

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Good morning / afternoon Miss Mason and class. The excerpt that was performed is from Act 3, Scene 5 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet have just spend their first, and last, night together before Romeo is banished to Mantua, payment for killing Tybalt. He has left Juliet’s room when Lady Capulet enters to tell Juliet of her impending marriage to the County Paris. Juliet is visibly upset, though due to her ignorance, Lady Capulet fails to see the true reason for Juliet’s distress. The relationship Juliet and Lady Capulet share is not one of intimacy. Lady Capulet is cold and vengeful and does not really love her daughter until she is dead. She believes Juliet has a close relationship with Tybalt as it seems she is crying over his death and tries to console her. This shows how little she knows about Juliet, because she was crying over Romeo’s departure. Juliet…show more content…
After a few turns conversing with her mother, Juliet’s words take on double – meanings and an ironic tone. In line 86 when she says “God pardon him! I do, with all my heart.” It seems as if she is dismissing Romeo for his actions, when really she means to say she forgives him with everything she has. “And yet no man like he doth grieve my heart.” This statement by Juliet has an ironic tone; Romeo has just killed Tybalt, yet she is devastated that he is leaving. When talking to Lady Capulet, Juliet’s tone is not one of affection between a mother and daughter, but more like that of a child to an intimidating figure of authority. This shows the distance and lack of trust in the relationship between the two characters. Juliet seems to be trying to hint at her actual link to Romeo by saying “O, how my heart abhors to hear him named, and I cannot come to him” Her words instead mean she cannot bear hearing Romeo’s name when she is not allowed to go to

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