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Romeo and Juliet Characters

Lady Capulet is approximately 28, and makes mock of her aged husband’s pretensions to fighting. 

She is not entirely certain of how to broach the subject of marriage to her daughter, and is rather over-elaborate in her instructions of how to look at Paris during the night’s feast. She is Tybalt’s aunt, and much devoted to him; when the Prince merely exiles his killer Romeo, she plans to have him poisoned. She reveals this to Juliet while trying to comfort the girl in her distress over Tybalt’s death. When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, Lady Capulet thinks her husband’s anger is too great, but she still has no sympathy for her daughter. The discovery of the truth of her daughter’s death makes her suddenly feel old.

 

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