Romeo and Juliet

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Rongione 6

The Parental Roles in the

Play Romeo and

Vincent Rongione


Period 4

People for many years have loved to read to pass time, be entertained, and to learn. The most important part is learning about life situations and family life. Every book has an important lesson to be learned which is also known as the theme of the story. There are many themes in the play, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare. One theme in the play is to have a good relationship with your parents and their role. The role models were the Capulet's, Montague's, Friar Laurence, and the Nurse. People learn a lot while reading. They learn many life lessons in the process like learning about the role of the parents.

The role of the parents in the play Romeo and Juliet was very important. The role of the Montague's was especially important.

They always had the best intentions for Romeo even if they didn't show it during the play. When he was isolated from his parents and they didn't have a very good idea what was going on in his life they had to ask Benvolio what was going on with Romeo. Lord Montague was concerned about Romeo's black and portentous humor (Hamilton 17). He was very upset and wouldn't come home and his parents were very worried for his wellbeing and had no clue what was going on with their own son's life. They weren't always the best parents but they always had the best intentions in mind for him. When Romeo was going to get banished for slaying Tybalt his father intervened and didn't want Romeo to get the death penalty. He got the Prince to reduce the penalty to banishment from the town. This shows no matter the...