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Who wanted to erect a golden statue of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet?

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Posted May 18, 2013 at 10:28 PM via web

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Who wanted to erect a golden statue of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 19, 2013 at 5:00 AM (Answer #1)

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Montague says he will raise a gold statue of Juliet, in honor of her love for his son Romeo.

When Montague and Capulet find out their children are dead, they are both overcome with grief and guilt.  Capulet asks for Juliet’s hand, forgiving him because of their love (or because the prince suggests they are going to punished).

But I can give thee more;

For I will raise her statue in pure gold,

That whiles Verona by that name is known,

There shall no figure at such rate be set

As that of true and faithful Juliet. (Act 5, Scene 3)

Not to be outdone, Capulet agrees to let Romeo lie in the tomb with Juliet.  The feud is over, and both Montague and Capulet have lost almost everything that they value.  Romeo's mother also killed herself due to her grief, and Juliet's mother "his sight of death is as a bell That warns my old age to a sepulchre."  The only good thing that comes from the events is that the feud ends and the two families can stop killing each other.

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