What is an analogy that describes and contains Lord Capulet?  Ex: Lord capulet is to_________as __________is to_________

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missy575 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Lord Capulet is to parenting as the current of water is to a river bed.

Capulet begins his approach to parenting his daughter by being the cool dad, he wants her to be happy, he wants Paris to woo her and for her to give consent to  getting married before just making her do it like happened for most marriages.

Then, when the weather or seasons change, so does his course. After Tybalt's death, he cared not for Juliet's feelings but more for his own. He ordered her to marry Paris and grew angry even maybe abusing his daughter. This is similar to a river bed whose course can completely move around based on the strength of the water which rides in it's path.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To me, the major characteristic of Lord Capulet (or at least the one that sticks with me most) is that he does not really seem to care much for his daughter.  At least this is true at the point where he wants her to marry Paris and she does not want to.  It almost seems as he is treating her like a commodity.   So perhaps

He is to Juliet as farmer is to grain (because he's just selling her to get what he needs).  Or maybe, if you want to be meaner about it, he is to her as rancher is to cow.

That may be a bit mean because he's not trying to get her killed...