Romeo and Juliet

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The Prince's Ironic Lesson

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The Prince calls forth Montague and Capulet and says to them:

See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,
That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!

What is ironic about this statement?

A

Nobody really understands what Romeo and Juliet experienced.

B

By feuding, the Capulets and Montagues only ended up hurting themselves.

C

Romeo and Juliet’s love for each other was used to punish their families’ hatred.

D

The idea that heaven (God, fate) can “kill their joys” is self-contradictory.

E

Both B and C.