Lord/Lady Montague:

People should not keep or make enemies

Act 1, Scene 1

Lord Montague is speaking to Lady Montague as he wants to go fight the Capulets saying, "Thou villain Capulet!- Hold me not, let me go"(996). This shows that since the Montagues have made the enemy of Capulet, that Lord Montague feels obliged to participate in the many quarrels.

Act 3, Scene 1

The Montagues are speaking to Prince Escalus trying to get Romeo out of trouble as they explain,"Not Romeo, Prince; he was Mercutio's friend; His fault concludes but what the law should end, The life of Tybalt"(1051). This shows that since the Montague's are the arch enemies of the Capulets, the price they both pay is the death of Mercutio and Tybalt and Romeo's banishment.

Act 5, Scene 3

Lord Montague is speaking to all the gatherers to talk about his grief as he explains, "Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight! Grief of my son's exile hath stopped her breath. What further woe conspires against mine age?"(1099). This shows that because Lord Montague has kept the enemy of the Capulets, his son Romeo was banished which caused his wife Lady Montague to die of sorrow. Which then leads to his son's suicide.

Theme: Act 5, Scene 3

Prince Escalus is speaking to the Montagues and Capulets saying,"See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, that heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!"(1101). This relates to the theme because it shows how the Montagues made and kept an enemy of the Capulets as it ends in both families offspring's death.

Tyler Kudron


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10 December 2014