Analyse this quote by Lord Capulet: "Out, you green sickness, carrion! Out, you baggage!"

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This quote comes in Act 3, Scene 5. It's a great scene because audiences get to see a number of character changes. We first get to see Juliet exert some of her own free will. She tells her mother that she will not marry Paris . Instead, Juliet claims that...

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This quote comes in Act 3, Scene 5. It's a great scene because audiences get to see a number of character changes. We first get to see Juliet exert some of her own free will. She tells her mother that she will not marry Paris. Instead, Juliet claims that she will marry Romeo. Lady Capulet doesn't freak out or berate her daughter. We get to see the same calm Lady Capulet, but she does hint at the coming storm. Lady Capulet tells Juliet to tell Lord Capulet and see how he likes her decision.

Juliet
"I will not marry yet. And when I do, I swear
It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate,
Rather than Paris. These are news indeed!"
Lady Capulet
"Here comes your father. Tell him so yourself,
And see how he will take it at your hands."
Lord Capulet doesn't take the news so well. He goes from being the kind and loving father that we saw much earlier in the play to a screaming mad father that insults his daughter and claims that he will drag her to her wedding if necessary. When he tells Juliet "out" followed by an insult, he is literally trying to have Juliet get out of his current sight. He's so mad at her and insulted by her choice that he calls her anything other than her name or "my daughter." Calling her "baggage" is a personal favorite of mine because it really sends home the message that he considers Juliet a burden that must be dragged around until it can be unloaded or handed to someone else.
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This quote is from Lord Capulet as he berates Juliet because she refuses to marry Count Paris in Act III, Scene 5. Shakespeare was the master of insulting remarks and he unleashes several of them in this scene as the incensed Capulet verbally abuses his recalcitrant daughter because of her perceived ingratitude toward his wishes. In this case Capulet refers to her as "green-sickness carrion" could refer to an anemic condition which make one look pale and green or just be purely used to express his disgust. He further calls her "baggage" suggesting that she is a burden to him and a worthless girl. Throughout this tirade he also refers to her as a "disobedient wretch," "Mistress minion," "tallow face," "wretched puling fool," and "whining mammet." Capulet becomes so angry because he fully believes that Paris will be a good match for Juliet and he is anxious to bring happiness to his family after the unfortunate death of Tybalt. Of course, he knows nothing of Juliet's marriage to Romeo which causes the girl to recoil at the idea of marrying another man.

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