Lord and Lady Capulet

People should't have grudges, some might die & regret stuff.

Act 1, Scene 1

The Capulet's and the Montague's have a historic rivalry, they have always hated each other. There friends and family would start fighting against the other household people because they thought they were better than each other. "Two households, both alike in dignity...From ancient grudge....break to new munity, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean." (p. 992, lines 1,3&4). And because of this "ancient grudge", the Montague's and the Capulet's hate each other and fight all the time.

Act 2, Scene 5

Before this event happened, Romeo and Juliet met and fell in love and they wanted to get married. So the nurse went and talked to Romeo and they made the plans to have them married. "Then hie you hence to Friar Laurence's cell; There stays a husband to make you a wife." (p. 1040 lines 73-74). The nurse is telling Juliet to go to Friar Laurence's cell because Romeo is waiting there for her so they can be married. Romeo and Juliet must get married in secret because if their parents found out there would be a huge fight and it could be such a big deal there could be a war.

Act 3, Scene 1

Mercutio's talking to Romeo and his friends after him and Tybalt fight, but they don't know he's dying. "Mercutio: 'I am hurt...Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man...I was hurt under your arm." (p. 1047, lines 94, 103-104). Mercutio and Tybalt were fighting about who was better and Tybalt ended up injuring Mercutio and killing him. Mercutio made a joke about it, until he died his friend's didn't realize he was dying.

Act 5, Scene 3

Romeo wasn't aware of the plan Juliet and Friar Laurence had made, so when he heard of the news he went to see her and he killed himself with poison. " See what scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!" (p. 1101, lines 316-317). The Prince told Lord and Lady Capulet and Lord and Lady Montague that all of the fighting is because they couldn't let go of the grudge, so now their children are dead. He said that it was heaven's way of stopping the feud.

Sammy Curphey


Advanced English

11 December 2014