How is Lord Capulet to good father to Juliet. He wanted her to grow up more before she got married and Paris to win her heart but what is the quote.I also no that he pushed the wedding to stop...

How is Lord Capulet to good father to Juliet. He wanted her to grow up more before she got married and Paris to win her heart but what is the quote.

I also no that he pushed the wedding to stop Juliet from grieving but I dont have the quote. I also need help with one more example.

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mstultz72 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Capulet wants to hold on to his daughter for two more years.  He says to Paris:

My child is yet a stranger in the world;
She hath not seen the change of fourteen years,
Let two more summers wither in their pride,
Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.

Capulet adds:

But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart,
My will to her consent is but a part;
An she agree, within her scope of choice
Lies my consent and fair according voice.

This is clever double-speak.  Key words are "my will" versus "her consent" and "her scope of choice" versus "my consent."  He is brokering a deal here.

But Capulet isn't the primary decision-maker in the family.  Lady Capulet will push for the marriage to Paris.

After Tybalt dies, the couple expedites the Juliet/Paris marriage.  When Juliet disobeys, Capulet says:

To answer 'I'll not wed; I cannot love,
I am too young; I pray you, pardon me.'
But, as you will not wed, I'll pardon you:
Graze where you will you shall not house with me:
Look to't, think on't, I do not use to jest.
Thursday is near; lay hand on heart, advise:
An you be mine, I'll give you to my friend;
And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets,

Juliet gives to her father the same line of argument that Capulet gave to Paris: "I am too young" to marry.  Capulet does not want to hear any part of it.  The family wants the wedding to ease their mourning for Tybalt.  This shows that females were property to fathers.  If daughters disobey it is exile (a fate similar to death).