How are the Montagues and Capulets punished for their feud?

Montague and Capulet are punished by the death of their children: because of their feud, “heaven finds means to eliminate (their) joy with love” (line 293). The Prince himself is punished because, as a result of the feud, he has lost “a brace of kinsmen” in Paris and Mercutio (line 295).

What is the prince’s punishment for the Montagues and the Capulets?

The fighting escalates, and although Benvolio (a Montague) tries to break it up, Tybalt (a Capulet) encourages the men to draw their swords. Prince Escalus, the city’s peacekeeper, calls a stop to the brawl and says that anyone else who fights in the street will be punished with death.

What is the punishment for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths?

Friar Lawrence tells Romeo that his punishment for killing Tybalt is banishment, not death.

Who gets punished at the end of Romeo and Juliet?

In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Nurse and Lord Capulet should be punished while Benvolio should be pardoned for the death of two lovers. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Nurse and Lord Capulet should be punished while Benvolio should be pardoned.

Why were the Capulets and Montagues enemies?

The beginning prologue only mentions that the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues stemmed from a grudge between the two families. In the opening of Act 1, we see that even the presence of a Capulet or a Montague can instantaneously start a fight because of the hatred they felt for each other.

What is the feud between the Montagues and Capulets about?

The Capulet and Montague feud

The conflict between these two families is the main cause of all the conflicts within the play. The loathing between them has fueled the conflict between Romeo and Tybalt, the servants of both houses and Juliet’s inner conflict about the identity of her lover.

What does the prince mean by all are punished?

Prince Escalus says, “All are punished,” and he means just that. All three families — the Montagues, the Capulets, and the Prince’s own family — lost two members each. The Montagues lost Romeo and Romeo’s mother, the Capulets lost Tybalt and Juliet, and Escalus lost Mercutio and Paris.

What punishment do the families receive from the Prince?

ROMEO & Juliet Act 1 Scene 1 & 2
What punishment does the Prince say he will give if the families fight again?death penalty
Why is Lord Montague worried about Romeo?he is very depressed
What does Romeo say is the cause of his bad mood?unrequited love
Who is Romeo in love with at the start of the play?Rosaline

Should the nurse be pardoned or punished?

After the couple dies, there leaves one question; Who should be pardoned, and who should be punished? The Nurse should be pardoned, while Friar Laurence and Count Paris should be punished. There are characters in Romeo and Juliet that should be pardoned. The Nurse should be excused for her actions in the play.

How many family members does Prince Escalus lose?

However, at the end of the film, Prince Escalus mentions he lost two relatives due to the feud between Montagues and Capulets, referring to Mercutio and Paris.

What do you think the Prince means by the lines all are punished line 295 )?

It suggests punishment, of course, but also penance; it can mean a cause of general destruction and calamity; it particularly suggests the idea of the scourge of God, a means of divine chastisement – hence heaven in the next line.

What does Prince Escalus mean when he screams that all are punished?

In short, the Prince means that all the members of the two families have been punished equally because they all have “lost a brace of kinsmen,” meaning that they have all lost members of their families.