What hints at the end of "Romeo and Juliet" and in the Prologue to Act I tell us that peace will be restored in Verona?

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A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;/Whose misadventured piteous overthrows/Doth with their death bury their parents' strife (Prologue,6-8).

O brother Montague, give me thy hand:/This is my daughter's jointure, for no more/Can I demand (V,iii,296-298).

But I can give thee more:/For I will raise her statue in pure gold...(V,iii,299-300)

A glooming peace this morning with it brings;/The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:/Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;/Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished:/For never was a story of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo (V,iii,305-310).

In the Prologue, the statement is made that "with their deaths" the peace will be restored.  At the end of Act V, Lord Capulet asks Lord Montague to shake hands; he offers his friendship.  Lord Montague, in return, promises to erect a golden statue of Juliet to honor her.  Observing their acts, the Prince declares that a "glooming peace" has settled on Verona.

 

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