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What was Juliet's reaction to her parents' decision that she will marry Paris?And how...

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taffycurtains | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 4, 2010 at 11:11 AM via web

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What was Juliet's reaction to her parents' decision that she will marry Paris?And how does Lord Capulet react when she Juliet refuses to marry Paris?

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bookkeeper11107 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted February 7, 2010 at 12:42 PM (Answer #1)

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When Juliet's parents tell her that they have arranged her wedding to Paris, she is already secretly married to Romeo. They have had a night together, and consummated their union.  So she is terribly upset, and adamantly opposed.

Her parents are confounded, not knowing the source of her opposition.  Her father threatens to disown her, or force her to marry Paris "or never after look me in the face".  

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 4, 2010 at 11:24 AM (Answer #2)

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When her parents tell her that she will marry Paris she asks them not to make her do it.

When she does this, Lord Capulet, in particular, goes crazy with anger.  He starts saying all kinds of horrible things to Juliet.  He tells his wife to throw Juliet out of the house.  He tells Juliet he will drag her to the church on a hurdle (like people were dragged to a place of execution).  He even goes so far as to say to his wife that he wishes they had never had a child.  So he is pretty furious.

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jess1999 | TA , Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 24, 2014 at 3:47 AM (Answer #3)

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When Juliet was told about the marriage , she flats out disagree since she was already secretly engage with Romeo . When Lord Capulet heard her disagree he got really angry since he believes Paris would be a great husband . He threatens Juliet that she would be disowned if she doesn't marry Paris . 

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