“I would the fool were married to her grave” -Lady Capulet

What the quote means on it’s own: Lady Capulet is calling her daughter a fool as she is refused to marry Paris and that she’d rather see her dead than not be married.

Unpack: Fool

Below are the many different ways fool can be defined as or used as. The one that I think Lady C is using is someone who’s ‘acting foolish or silly’ as she thinks it is silly that Juliet doesn’t want to marry paris

fool1
  1. 1.
    a person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person.
    “I felt a bit of a fool”
  2. 2.
    historical
    a jester or clown, especially one retained in a royal or noble household.
  1. 1.
    trick or deceive (someone); dupe.
    “don’t be fooled into paying out any more of your hard-earned cash”
    1. 1.
      a person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person.
      “I felt a bit of a fool”
    2. 2.
      historical
      a jester or clown, especially one retained in a royal or noble household
      fool1
    1. 1.
      trick or deceive (someone); dupe.
      “don’t be fooled into paying out any more of your hard-earned cash”
    2. 2.
      act in a joking, frivolous, or teasing way.
      “some lads in the pool were fooling around
      2.
      act in a joking, frivolous, or teasing way.
      “some lads in the pool were fooling around
    adjective

    informal
    1. 1.
      foolish; silly.
      “that damn fool waiter

    It relates to the play a lot as Lady Capulet says it because Juliet may end up dying at the end of it all

 

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