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How important is the theme of conflict in the play "Romeo and Juliet"?

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Romeo and Juliet How important is the theme of conflict in the play "Romeo and Juliet"? Conflict meaning "a state of opposition or a fight or struggle" is used in all good dramas, old and new. It makes the drama interesting. Conflict is mostly used by dramatists and script writers to make audiences interested in the drama, tense and wonder what will happen next. The play "Romeo and Juliet" has to have a conflict because; it is one of the main themes in the play. The disagreements and fight between the two family, that is Capulet and he Montague, their children Romeo and Juliet who truly were in love with each other end up dying. So, after this incident, the quarrels stop between the two families. The whole play starts because of the mutual hostility and conflict between the Capulet and the Montague and ends with tragedy of two lovers. The abundant swordplay throughout the play affects the theme of conflict used in "Romeo and Juliet". In this play, there are spontaneous actions of the characters rather than their thoughts. There are many types of conflicts to be appeared in this play such as family conflicts society conflicts and generation conflicts. When lady Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris but Juliet wants to marry Romeo, appears to be a conflict between them. ...read more.


The audiences accept something very interesting to happen. The conflict in the play is found very interesting because of the scene; the severity of the mutual hostility between the Capulet Tyblat, Abram and the Montague's (Sampson, Gregory, benvilio) can be seen. All the characters in this show their weapon tagged in mark as in their group, one's in Montague where as other in Capulet. On showing their weapon, the audience immediately come in the play. The two Montague's boys (Sampson and Gregory) talk about their hatred for Capulet and how proud they are for being a Montague where as Benvolio that the quarrel is only between their masters not between them. When Abram a Capulet arrives then Sampson and Gregory look afraid but still make them look down. Sampson deliberately bites his thumb, which was a great insult in t hose days. Then, the quarrel starts and uses strong words revealing the power of hatred and seriousness of the mutual hostility. After a while, benvilio and tyblat also get involved. Benvilio asks for peace but Tyblat disagrees. As the scene develops, famous English languages are seen, e.g. Tybalt makes his feeling know in "what, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montague's, and thee". Both two wants to get involved in this conflict because their master had, had the same conflict. ...read more.


The atmosphere was very moody and tense. In act 3 scene 5, the conflict that occurs is mainly within the family where it consists of a parent-child conflict. It is different from act1 scene 1 because the conflict used there were to do with the two different families where in this act, the conflict is to do within the two houses and is private. There is a different kind of violence used in this act where there is no blood or swords. Instead words are used. In this scene, lady Capulet tells Juliet of her meaning with Paris, Juliet's replies to her mother are filled with double meaning. For example she says." Madam, I am not well." By this, lady Capulet believes that this is because of grieving over her cousin, Tybalt. However in Juliet's sense, she is trying to say that she just parted from her husband and her heart is full of sorrow. So there are double meanings in what Juliet says. So when Juliet hears of her weeding with Paris, she defies her mother and refuses to co-operate. So lady Capulet is furious and threatens her own daughter that if she doesn't marry Paris then she has to leave the house. Not even her nurse is on her side. She feels shattered but continues to speak when her father, Lord Capulet arrives. He also tries to calm her daughter down and ?? ?? ?? ?? Page 1 of 6 Shristi Gurung Romeo and Juliet Essay Mr E Owoo ...read more.

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