Juliet’s mother. Like her husband, Capulet, Lady Capulet is obsessed with appearances and with advancing Juliet’s social station. She is ignorant of her daughter’s true feelings most of the time, and, even when confronted with them, attempts to steamroll Juliet’s emotions and urge her daughter to put on a brave face, accept fate, and comply with her family’s plans for her.
Lady Capulet Quotes in Romeo and Juliet
The Romeo and Juliet quotes below are all either spoken by Lady Capulet or refer to Lady Capulet. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon & Schuster edition of Romeo and Juliet published in 2004.).
Act 3, Scene 5 Quotes
Is there no pity sitting in the clouds
That sees into the bottom of my grief?
O sweet my mother, cast me not away!
Delay this marriage for a month, a week,
Or if you do not, make the bridal bed
In that dim monument where Tybalt lies.
Lady Capulet Character Timeline in Romeo and Juliet
The timeline below shows where the character Lady Capulet appears in Romeo and Juliet. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, Scene 1
Act 1, Scene 3
Act 3, Scene 1
...out Tybalt’s body on the ground. The prince enters with Montague, Capulet, and their wives. Lady Capulet screams and swoons over her dead kinsman, and the prince demands a detailed account of... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 4
...no time to “move” Juliet to happy thoughts of marrying Paris. Paris assures Capulet and Lady Capulet that he understands. Lady Capulet promises Paris that, in the morning, she’ll talk to Juliet... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 5
...“more light” breaks, his and Juliet’s troubles grow “dark[er.]” The nurse enters and announces that Lady Capulet is on her way to Juliet’s room. Juliet states that as the window “let[s] day... (full context)
...says, her parents might as well build the bridal bed inside of the Capulet crypt. Lady Capulet , furious as her husband, tells Juliet to do whatever she wants—her parents are “done”... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 2
...Capulet is busy hastily sending his servingmen on errands in preparation for Juliet’s wedding while Lady Capulet stands by. He sends one out to go around town inviting the guests and another... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 3
Act 4, Scene 4
Act 4, Scene 5
...further—but then sees that Juliet is, apparently, dead. The nurse calls out for help, and Lady Capulet hurries into the bedroom. Seeing that her daughter is dead, she laments the loss of... (full context)
...on her wedding day. Death, now, is his son-in-law. Paris is shattered, and joins Capulet, Lady Capulet , and the nurse in loudly and dramatically lamenting Juliet’s horrible death. Friar Laurence tries... (full context)
Act 5, Scene 3
...enters with his attendants, annoyed that he’s been risen from bed so early. Capulet and Lady Capulet , too, arrive on the scene, desperate to know what’s going on—in the streets, they’ve... (full context)