Romeo and Juliet

What can readers infer from the following quote from Act V, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet?

Montague: O thou untaught! what manners is in this,
To press before thy father to a grave?

a. Montague believes that sons who act disobediently die early deaths
b. Montague believes that it is unnatural for sons to die before their fathers
c. Montague believes that sons who display bad manners will die before their time***
d. Montague believes that sons who commit suicide deserve to die before their fathers

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  1. http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1460682170

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    Writeacher
  2. I already looked up your site.
    So.... is my answer right?

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  3. Here is the NoFearShakespeare translation of those lines in this play:
    "Oh, you undisciplined boy! Where are your manners? It’s not right for a son to push past his father on his way to the grave."
    http://nfs.sparknotes.com/romeojuliet/page_278.html

    It has nothing to do with bad manners. Read and think carefully. I'll check your answer one more time.

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  4. Is it B?

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  5. No. That's your second guess. Now you're on your own.

    Go back and read the modern English translation of this particular part of the play. I doubt you did it before, or you'd have known which was right without any guessing.

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  6. I think b

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