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(Act1 Scene 5 Lines 31-39) How old is Juliet's father?

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shermaine | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 25, 2007 at 7:41 AM via web

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(Act1 Scene 5 Lines 31-39) How old is Juliet's father?

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poetryking | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 26, 2007 at 12:52 AM (Answer #1)

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about 43 alittle old for the time period ... avg. age was 37-52

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janetcosta | College Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 26, 2007 at 1:06 AM (Answer #2)

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Although no specific age is given for "Old" Capulet, Lady Capulet is about 28. She says that she was about Juliet's age (almost 14) when she had Juliet. If this is so, then even if "Old" Capulet were 21 when he married Lady Capulet, he would be considered "old." Traditionally, both parents are usually shown as forties-ish.

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