Capulet is a major character that contributes to the death of these eternal, immortal lovers.
He and Montague had an ancient feud which was established from the beginning of time and for them to just see another, hell breaks loose resulting as an intense cause for these lovers to be separated and a perceptible chance of them being together.In a quote Capulet says “My sword, I say. Old Montague has come and flourishes his blade, in spite of defiance” (Shakespeare Act I, i, lines 67-68). He meant to say that I’m in urgent need of a weapon, I demand my sword now. Montague is present, and he flaunts his weapon which makes me distraught. The author Shakespeare, uses these lines to just decipher the hate between these enemies. The main point of their hatred is that Capulet and Montague have such an intense detestation that there is a very rare chance for them to reconcile and become allies.
Their relationship ruins the chances of Romeo and Juliet’s undying love being acknowledged. Another inference leading to the tragedy of these two main characters, is that Capulet had forced his daughter to marry Paris or he would kick her out of the house and leave her on the streets. At the start of the play, Capulet informs Paris to delay two years before marrying Juliet. Capulet discloses, Juliet must be willing to marry Paris after all. After Tybalt's demise, Capulet replaces his decision, concedes on a date less than a week away with Paris.
Then however, he confesses to Juliet that if she restrains from this marriage and does not compromise, otherwise he will take her to the church to get her married. If she protests and screws this wedding up he will kick her out of his house and throw her onto the streets of Verona where she shall starve, beg and possibly die from these extreme conditions. Yet, Capulet does not know that Juliet will do anything to be with Romeo, even if it counts as her life being taken away at a young age.
Though Juliet has previously been married to Tybalt, she has to deal with these extreme life & death situations.A quote which supports Capulet’s inference is “Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday, Or never after look me in the face” (Shakespeare III, v, lines 190-193). “And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, for, by my soul, I’ll ne'er acknowledge thee, nor what is mine shall never do thee good. Trust to’t, bethink you. I’ll not be forsworn.” (Shakespeare III, v, lines 193-196).
These two quotes point out how harsh Capulet is being with his daughter and threatens her if she doesn’t get married to Paris he’ll throw her onto the streets. To be honest, it is very harsh and cruel for a parent to threaten to kick their child out of their house to refuse to marry someone. This determines how Capulet at first had told Paris that she was too young to be married and then when he saw her down in the dumps he quickly agreed to marry them next Thursday. Just for the sake of her to get over Tybalt’s death? This situation definitely underlines the major theme for haste in the story. One more statement which causes a dramatic change, is that Capulet moves the day of the wedding from Thursday to Wednesday. Another situation which deliberately underlines the theme for haste as well.
A quote to prove Capulet’s actions is “Go, Nurse. Go with her. We’ll to church tomorrow” (Shakespeare, IV,ii, lines 20-22).
Another quote is “Tush, I will stir about, and all things shall be well, I warrant thee, wife. Go thou to Juliet, help to deck up her”. In the first quote Capulet tells the Nurse to go help Juliet get ready and we will go to the church tomorrow to get Juliet and Paris married. In the second quote as soon as Juliet and the nurse leave, Capulet tells his wife that since Juliet has agreed to marry Paris and the plan has been set into motion. Why shouldn’t we move the wedding day from Thursday to Wednesday? It creates great haste and leaves less time for later in the story for Friar Lawrence’s.