In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, how old are Juliet's parents, Capulet and Lady Capulet?
No specific mention is made of how old Juliet's parents are in Romeo and Juliet. However, when Juliet and Lady Capulet are talking in Act I, Scene III, Lady Capulet does say "By my count / I was your mother much upon these years / That you are now a maid," meaning that Lady Capulet had already given birth to Juliet at age thirteen, the age that Juliet currently is (77-79). This would make Lady Capulet roughly twenty-six years old.
Figuring out Capulet's age is a little more difficult. It is clear that he is considerably older than his wife, but as with Lady Capulet, there is no...
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