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Lady Capulet uses language and imagery in Act I Scene 3 of Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet to express her beliefs and feelings about why her daughter Juliet should marry Count Paris First Lady Capulet talks about how handsome Paris is She says And find delight writ there with beautys pen Act 1 Scene 3 Line 88 and what obscured in this fair volume lies Act 1 Scene 3 Line 91 Lady Capulet uses the image of a book to convey her belief that Paris like a handsome or elegant book is attractive She urges Juliet to appreciate that handsome appearance Second Lady Capulet goes on use the image of the unbound book to emphasize that Paris is not married or looking at any other women She urges Juliet to find his availability an asset with her words This precious book of love this unbound lover Act 1 Scene 3 Line 93 and to beautify him only lacks a cover Act 1 Scene 3 Line 94 Further still using the imagery of a book Lady Capulet says to Juliet that all that is needed is a cover for the book By this comparison she suggests that Juliet is the cover that can complete the volume of Paris by agreeing to marry the young nobleman Finally Lady Capulet also tells her daughter that Paris has the right or appropriate social status Lady Capulet tells Juliet By having him making you yourself no less Act I Scene 3 Line 100 Lady Capulet reflects the importance for noble families in England of that timeto maintain their standing in society Marrying someone such as Count Paris who is considered at the same high social level as the Capulet family is one of the ways to keep the good name of the families of both the bride and the groom In conclusion Lady Capulet uses her words with great skill and creativity comparing Count Paris in several ways
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