Lord Capulet Should Be Pardoned In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Knock knock who's there? Not Romeo because he is dead! In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, there were two households that did not like each other and Romeo and Juliet get married and then people started dying. Then Romeo and Juliet kill themselves. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet and Lady Capulet should be punished and Benvolio should be pardoned for their roles in Romeo & Juliet’s deaths. First of all, Lord Capulet should be punished because he forced Juliet to marry someone she did not want to. “Hang thee...disobedient wretch!/...get thee to a church a Thursday/Or never after look me in the face” (Romeo and Juliet 3.5.160-62). He threatens to disown her as a child if she does not get to church to marry Paris. This example proves that Lord Capulet did not care what Juliet’s opinion was about marrying Paris; she was going to whether she liked it or not. Another reason why Lord Capulet should be punished is because he is part of the feud. For example, Tybalt has died and now everyone is sad and hating on Romeo…show more content…
She agreed with Lord Capulet that Juliet should marry Paris. “...The Count Paris, at Saint Peter’s Church,/ Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride” (Romeo and Juliet 3.5.114-15). Additionally, Lady Capulet should be punished because she should have said if Juliet does not want to marry Paris she should not have to. Another reason is that she should have talked to Capulet when Juliet asked for her to talk to him. For example, Juliet is mad because she has just been told that she is marrying Paris and she does not want to since she is already married, so she goes to Lady Capulet for help. Lady Capulet says she is going to marry Paris whether she wants to or not. This example proves that Lady Capulet should be punished because she is forcing Juliet to marry Paris; she could have helped to prevent the tragedy by not forcing Juliet to marry Paris. This is why Lady Capulet should be
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