Lord Capulet is the head of the Capulet household and people look up to him, as he has great power and social responsibility. He hosts the Capulet party and fuels the conflict between the Montague and the Capulet households. As Capulet usually gets his own way, he is shocked that Juliet refuses to obey his orders - this causes him to become stubborn and to declare she is no daughter of his. He regrets his anger at the end of the play when he and Montague ask for forgiveness and repent.
|How is Capulet like this?||Evidence||Analysis|
|Powerful||As the head of the Capulet household, Capulet is powerful. At his party, Tybalt tells Capulet that Romeo is there and he is dishonouring the family name. Capulet rebukes Tybalt and says Romeo is a guest and they must treat their guests kindly. This angers Tybalt but he does what he is told, reluctantly.||"Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone... It is my will."||This shows that Capulet is powerful as he tells the fiery Tybalt to leave Romeo alone. Further on in his speech, Capulet gets angry when Tybalt questions him. This illustrates Capulet's power as he is in charge of a reputable household; he is the head of the family.|
|Stubborn||Capulet shows his stubbornness as he is shocked by his daughter's refusal to marry Paris and therefore threatens to disown her for displeasing him.||"I tell thee what: get thee to church a' Thursday or never after look me in the face."||This shows how stubborn Capulet is, as he is telling Juliet that if she doesn't obey him, she will no longer be a part of his family. The use of the "I" illustrates how authoritative Capulet is, as it is only his opinion that matters.|