Romeo and Juliet

Juliet's parents are the blocking figures in the play-their plans for Juliet make it seem impossible for the young couple to stay together. Does Shakespeare present the Capulets as bad charcaters. Or does he help us see them as complex human beings, not


As mere stage villains ? Explain your feelings?



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I think the Capulets represent nobility and the human stubbornness. Family feuds are not restricted to the Capulet's and Montague's. They work within the context of nobility who are set in their ways. I would not call them "good" or "bad" or complex. They serve as context as well as plot device to support the main conflict of the two star crossed lovers.