Who said have lost a brace of kinsmen all are punished?
Montague! See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love! And I, for winking at your discords too, Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished.
Who loses brace of kinsmen?
The Prince too has been punished in this respect; he has lost a brace of kinsmen – he might gesture at Paris’s body – but we should also remember Mercutio, and the Prince’s naming of a brace, a pair, invokes them both.
What is the Prince being punished for?
Montague and Capulet are punished by the death of their children: because of their feud, “heaven finds means to kill (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 does Prince Escalus mean when he says 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 do we learn about the two main families from the prince quote?
What do we learn? The Montagues and Capulets are rival families who regularly fight each other. The Prince warns Lord Capulet and Lord Montague that if there is another fight they shall pay for it with their lives. Romeo is in love with Rosaline.
What is the Prince being punished for in Romeo and Juliet?
In Romeo and Juliet Act I the Prince sets a law that whoever gets in a fight will be killed. But in this scene Mercutio and Tybalt get in a fight. Tybalt won the fight and Romeo decided to fight him and killed him. Instead of death Princes punishment for Romeo was banishment from Verona.
Why doesnt the Prince sentence Romeo to death?
Romeo is so upset at the death of his friend that he fights Tybalt in revenge. He slays Tybalt and leaves as the Prince approaches. Benvolio explains the fight to Prince Escalus who declares that because Romeo has killed in revenge he will be banished from the city of Verona rather than sentenced to death.
What punishment does Prince Escalus hand down for the fighting?
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. Benvolio then talks with his cousin Romeo. Romeo explains that he is miserable because he’s in love with a girl called Rosaline but she doesn’t love him back.
What does the prince threaten if the two families still have a fight in the street?
Short Answer: Prince Escalus warns that anyone who fights in the Capulet/Montague feud again will be put to death.
Why does Lord Capulet appear somewhat reluctant to immediately give his consent?
Why does Lord Capulet appear somewhat reluctant to immediately give his consent? Paris visits Lord Capulet to ask his permission to marry Juliet. Capulet hesitates to give Paris permission because he feels that Juliet is still too young to get married.
How does the prince investigate the deaths and how does he intend to punish the guilty?
The prince investigates the death by looking for clues, and asking people questions and what they know, he asks people about the events that lead following the tragedy too.