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Montague vs. Capulet.

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Montague vs. Capulet ,"Two households, both alike in dignity... from ancient grudge break to new mutiny." The Montague and Capulet families have an ancient and inexplicable squabble amid them. Within these two houses' relationships lie, either in the same family or between the two. The kinships that rise during the duration of the play that are among the two families' are more secure than the ones in the same family. In the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, many relationships among the many characters are in effect. The relationships lie between two extremities, from being steadfast love relationships to being superficial relationships. In the play, the three relationships that cover these two extremes as a whole involve Romeo and Juliet, the Nurse and Juliet, and Romeo and Rosaline. "What's in a name?..." In this dramatic tragedy a lot is in a name. It is impossible for a Capulet and a Montague to have a serious love relationship because of the hostility betwixt the two houses. ...read more.

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She didn't have any peers to talk with; her best friend is the Nurse. Juliet shows her most childish attitude when she gets uncomfortable when the Nurse commences to discourse about sex. During the earlier scenes of the play, Juliet gives some flavor of her determination, strength, and her making the transformation from a young girl to a woman. Romeo has a lot to do with this transformation. When Romeo and Juliet first meet she takes a nice leap toward womanhood. Approaching the end of the play, Juliet had to make immense decisions about life and passion, which was yet another tremendous leap for Juliet. Juliet also demonstrates a grand amount of determination when it came to being with Romeo, this is the only example of Juliet pursuing something so heavily. This relationship was for the better and worst at the same time, "For never was there a story of more woe than that of Juliet and her Romeo." ...read more.

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Rosaline doesn't say anything during the play; the only way to portray how she appears and acts is by the other characters remarks about her. It is said by other characters that she is very beautiful and has sworn to live a virtuous life. This relationship is a grand example of "puppy love". Both of the people involved in this relationship really didn't know what they wanted at the time. Physical features were the key attributes in this relationship. "To be, or not to be, that is the question" is one of Shakespeare's most famous quotes. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the main relationships are tested by many obstacles. Why does Shakespeare do this? Does he want the reader to learn something valuable or just to add more suspense? Shakespeare always has some subliminal lesson to be learned. Actually, many of his dramas deal with the conflicts people still have today, maybe not Romeo and Juliet, but there are others. So, were the relationships in this tragic drama "to be, or not to be"? Obviously they were not to be, and that is the answer. ...read more.

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