Romeo and Juliet

Point out several instances in which Capulet's actions have proved to be contrary to his words.

Act 4

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Juliet is pretty desperate. Her father, Capulet, has just called her an ungrateful strumpet and threatened to kick her out of his house if she doesn't marry Paris. Juliet is running out of options here. Girls were pretty much the property of their fathers until they got married. Although Capulet claimed earlier that Juliet needed to like Paris first, the truth is she was always subject to her father's decisions. When she refuses to marry Paris she goes from, in her father's eyes, Jewel of his life to common hussy. It's the Madonna/whore complex. When Juliet listens to her father she is his "jewel" but the moment she acts against his orders, she becomes a "strumpet."