Old Capulet Be Pardoned In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Once upon a time, there were two lovers within a family feud that will die to be with each other, how will this play out? In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet there is a fight between the Montaque’s and Capulets these two find each other only to discover that they are of the fighting families, but they won't let that get in the way of being with each other. In Romeo and Juliet, Old Capulet and Friar Lawrence should be pardoned by the Prince while the Nurse should be punished for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Old Capulet should be pardoned. During act 4 scene 5, Old Capulet shows the emotion of sadness when he finds out that Juliet has passed away. ”She’s cold. Her blood is settled, and her joints are stiff. Life and these lips have long been separated. Death lies on her like an untimely frost/Upon the sweetest flower of all the field”(Shakespeare V.v. 27-31). He never wanted his daughter to die in the first place, so, therefore, he did not intend to cause her to die at the end of the story. Secondly, When Old Capulet is talking to Juliet, in act 4 scene 2, Old Capulet is trying to get Juliet to marry Paris, he wants her to be with him so she is not alone all he wants is a better life for her. This proves my point of Old Capulet being nonguilty. …show more content…
In act 2 scene 3 Romeo comes to Fr. Lawrence to see if he will marry himself and Juliet. Fr. Lawrence says ”For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare II.iii 93-94.) That means he will marry the two in hopes of stopping the fighting, this says all he wants is good to come out of this-this is one reason. Next, he is a pastor so all he does is try to be a good person, he would never try to deliberately hurt someone. He proves this by helping Romeo and Juliet over and over again. Thus saying he is trying to help and not hurt