Romeo and Juliet

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  • Act 1 Scene 2
    • "My child is yet a stranger in this world"
      • First mention of Juliet in the play (structural to imply patriarchy)
        • Emphasises her youth
        • Personal pronoun "my" insinuates power and ownership
          • Could also insinuate affection
            • Links to On My First Sonne
          • Possession
      • God owns Sonne but Capulet owns Juliet
        • Patriarchy and controlling
    • "Hopeful lady of my earth"
      • "lady " is respectful
        • 'scope of choice' shows Capulet being liberal
          • First mention of Juliet in the play (structural to imply patriarchy)
            • Emphasises her youth
            • Personal pronoun "my" insinuates power and ownership
              • Could also insinuate affection
                • Links to On My First Sonne
              • Possession
    • 'what I have said before'
    • "ripe to be a bride" dual meaning
      • luxury, sweet (positive)
      • Objectified
      • Subtly hinting at patriarchy through positive language
      • Died young
        • Poor sanitation lead to childbirth deaths
          • Protective of Juliet
            • Links to Ben Johnson "my"
  • Conversation has happened before without Juliet being there or with knowledge
    • Relationships not close in the patriarchal system
      • Contradicts Ben Johnson "joy"
        • Both Johnson and Capulet are Elizabethan fathers
          • Could imply gender can alter the relationship (male/female)
            • Patriarchy and controlling
    • 'what I have said before'

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