Family and Marriage in Romeo and Juliet

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  • Family and Marriage
    • Marriage more for money than love
      • Marriage like a business deal
      • No choice for the girl, less rights for women
      • Juliet is Capulet's only heir- she needs to marry well
        • Juliet is seen by Capulet as his property
          • The men take the lead in the family
      • Girls marry at young ages
    • Juliet rebels against her family's structure
      • Her position in the family restricts her, she is the youngest and cannot do things without permission
        • She struggles to make both her parents and herself happy
          • She is forced to rebel due to the family structure
    • The family feud creates a lot of tension in the play
      • Due to this every member in the family is involved
      • Due to the feud, Romeo and Juliet aren't allowed to marry
      • Romeo and Juliet's love contrasts with the family feud (love vs conflict)
    • The families care most about honour
      • Marriage more for money than love
        • Marriage like a business deal
        • No choice for the girl, less rights for women
        • Juliet is Capulet's only heir- she needs to marry well
          • Juliet is seen by Capulet as his property
            • The men take the lead in the family
        • Girls marry at young ages
      • The family feud creates a lot of tension in the play
        • Due to this every member in the family is involved
        • Due to the feud, Romeo and Juliet aren't allowed to marry
        • Romeo and Juliet's love contrasts with the family feud (love vs conflict)
      • Juliet rebels against her family's structure
        • Her position in the family restricts her, she is the youngest and cannot do things without permission
          • She struggles to make both her parents and herself happy
            • She is forced to rebel due to the family structure
    • R and J find it difficult to confide in their family members
      • They confide in others such as FL and the Nurse- who guide them

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