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When Dad Gets Mad

Zachary Liddle
Mrs. Wylie
9th Honors English
19 March 2019
When Dad Gets Mad
I believe that the father has the right to be upset in the situation, but did not handle it
correctly. James 1:19-20 says “This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick
to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness
of God.” Simply put, this verse says to listen to what people have to say and not to lose your
temper easily. Capulet does the opposite of this. He hears what Juliet has to say and then refuses
to let her speak for the rest of the encounter due to his rapid and vicious anger. The bible also has
something to say about what you should do with your anger when you get mad. Ephesians 4:2627 says “Be angry, yet do not sin; do not do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not
give the devil an opportunity.” So, the bible says that there’s nothing inherently wrong with
being angry, but the sin comes from acting foolishly on that anger. However, what this passage
also says is that you should deal with your anger before the sun goes down. This means that you
should deal with your anger, but not in a destructive or ungodly way. If I were the father of
Juliet, I would have handled the situation in a calm manner. People do not appreciate when other
people get mad easily when they are trying to make a point. People appreciate to be heard and
for their feelings to be taken into consideration because even if they don’t get what they want in
the end, they can express themselves in the moment and if you receive it well and truly try to
work through the issue with them, it gives the other person a feeling of validity and confidence
within you.