Lord/ Lady Capulet

One of the richest families of Verona.

Romeo & Juliet- Theme

Many people around the world enjoy plays, but Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare will knock a person's socks off.Romeo & Juliet is about a feud between two rich families of Verona, where a young man from the Montague family falls in love with a young girl from the Capulet family. The young couple faces many challenges in trying to keep their forbidden romance to only the few they can trust with their lives.Until they come across problems in their town which leads to devastating decisions that end both of their lives as both Romeo and Juliet thought it was the only answer to escape the hatred between the families.This is where one of many themes comes in from the play. That theme being People should not have everlasting hatred towards other people. Romeo & Juliet was a classic love story that turns sour because of the Capulet and Montague feud as people will be shown from my evidence in Act 1, Act 3, and Act 5.

Lord/Lady Capulet Evidence in Relation to Theme

The first textual evidence that was founded in the play was in Act 1, Scene 1. As Prince lectures the crowd gathered in the town of Verona,"Three civil brawls, bred of airy word By thee, old Capulet, and Montague."(996,97-98) This reveals that Prince is getting angry because of the fighting between the Capulets and Montagues is destroying and causing mayhem in his city.

Lord/Lady Capulet Evidence in Relation to Theme

As people get deeper into the play they will come across the scene of the big fight in town center that ends in the death of Tybalt and Mercutio which angers both sides. Lady Capulet discusses with Prince and tries to get revenge for the death of her nephew in Act 3, Scene 2."I beg for justice, which thou, Prince, must give. Romeo slew Tybalt; Romeo must not live."(1050,194-195) Lady Capulet is angered that her nephew was killed by a juvenile young Montague. She wants revenge and wants that boy Romeo Killed.

Lord/Lady Capulet More Evidence in Relation to Theme

Another piece of textual evidence that was found in the play was spotted in Act 3,Scene 5.The evidence is about Capulet threatening his daughter Juliet about marring Paris." I tell thee what-get thee to church a Thursday or never after look me in the face."(1068,180-185) This shows that Juliet is disagreeing to marry Prince because she is already married to Romeo, and Juliet can not tell her father about Romeo because of his dreaded hate for the Montagues.

Lord/Lady Capulet Even More Evidence in Relation to Theme

At last a final piece of textual evidence was found in Act 5, Scene 3 of Romeo & Juliet. That evidence was Capulet talking to the town people about the deaths of Romeo and Juliet." As rich shall Romeo's by his lady lie poor sacrifices of our enemy."(1102,328-329) In this evidence Capulet claims that the death of Romeo and Juliet was from the two families hatred which lead to them thinking the only way to be safe together in peace was by way of death. This brings shame to both family of Verona where they have to pay the price for the mistakes they have made.
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