Romeo and Juliet Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of Shakespeare's Theme of Group Obligations Over Individual Needs.
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Shakespeare's Theme of Group Obligations Over Individual Needs

Summary: This essay describes how William Shakespeare illustrates the theme of Group Obligations Over Individual Needs in the play Romeo and Juliet.
In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet the life of Juliet is constantly being molded by her father, Lord Capulet. Capulet believes that he knows what is best for Juliet and arranges a marriage between Juliet and a nobleman named Paris. Capulet's urgings for Juliet to marry Paris despite the lack of love represents this notion of group obligations over individual needs.

Shakespeare first introduces Lord Capulet as a loving, caring father by his refusal to Paris' first proposition to marry Capulet's only daughter. However, later on, Tybalt's death triggers thoughts contrary to those previous. "Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender/Of my child's love. I think she will be ruled/In all respects by me; nay more, I doubt it not." (3:4:14-16) Capulet, still conveying benevolent, father-like characteristics, offers Paris his daughter for marriage. It is Capulet's belief that Juliet...

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