There are many reasons of the death of Juliet. However, many have blamed Capulet for the death of his daughter. The above quote shows his sorrow yet at other times in the play he has shown great aggression towards Juliet. Their relationship is complex and needs to be understood through the play’s historical context. However,
There are many contributing factors which could be responsible for Juliet’s death.
In Act 1 scene 2 Capulet and Paris discuss the marriage of Juliet. Paris treats Capulet with respect: ‘My Lord’; this term suggests that he holds him with high regard. This reveals that Capulet comes from a respectful family and that Paris wants something from him which in this case is Juliet. As Capulet had concerns about whether Juliet is ready for marriage; my daughter is yet a stranger in the world. The word ‘stranger’ suggests Juliet had led a protected life and is not ready for marriage. He also says ‘Let two more summers wither in their pride, Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride’; this suggests he is thinking of waiting two more summers to pass and then she will be ready to marry Paris. His behaviour would not have been typical of many fathers in the sixteenth century but he does reflect that fact that women in the sixteenth century did not have a choice who they wanted to get married to. Women could not take control as their father would always make choices for them. It seems unlikely that we could blame Capulet for the death of Juliet at this stage in the play.
In Act 1 scene 5 Capulet welcomes his guests. Capulet shows his guests respect and is being very kind to them even through he knows that Romeo is at the party. Capulet is doing this to keep his reputation in Verona. Capulet: ‘Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toes Unplagued with corns with walk a bout with you. This gives us the impression that Capulet was being polite to his guests as he greets them coming in and saying nice comments about them. In addition, his behaviour...