In Romeo and Juliet, are there any obstacles that stand in Capulet's way? 

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Lord Capulet can, for the most part, do as he chooses.  He is bound by the law not to engage (or allow his family to engage) in any more skirmishes with the Montagues.  Aside from this, however, there are relatively few limits on Lord Capulet.  He has plenty of money;...

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Lord Capulet can, for the most part, do as he chooses.  He is bound by the law not to engage (or allow his family to engage) in any more skirmishes with the Montagues.  Aside from this, however, there are relatively few limits on Lord Capulet.  He has plenty of money; therefore, lack of funds is no obstacle to him when he wants something.  He has a beautiful daughter who is desired by a relative of the prince, the County Paris, and he would make a very advantageous match for Juliet; therefore, Lord Capulet is clearly not lacking in family honor or dignity.  He seems to wield quite a bit of power over his family and is unaccustomed to being refused, as his explosive temper clearly shows when Juliet attempts to disobey his order that she should marry Parris just a few days after her cousin, Tybalt's death.

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