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Analysis of techniques used in Romeo and Juliet- The opening scene.

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Analysis of techniques used in Romeo and Juliet- The opening scene. Sampson and Gregory threat Adam of physical violence creating a provocation. "Sampson: ...A dog of the house shall move me to stand: I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague's ..." Sampson here is using this words and acting like that as part of a provocation towards Abram by treating him, that if he does something he is going to take it off with any man or maid. "Sampson... Ay, the heads of the maids, or the heads of their maidenheads, take it in what sense thou wilt..." ...read more.


Tybalt enters, Tybalt threats Benvolio with killing him, but Benvolio suggests to stop the fight. "... I do but keep the peace. Put thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me..." Tybalt doesn't agree with him, he is a sign of malice and evil. Tybalt is very impatient and unpredictable. "... What drawn and talk of peace? ... I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee coward..." Tybalt is showing here malice and power, he is very confident of himself, of what he is doing. ...read more.


"... Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace, for this time all the rest depart away..." The prince threats them with killing them, if they don't keep the peace between each other they will have to pay with their lives. The Capulet and the Montague never agree with each other so they are never in peace and the prince realises that. "...Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, by thee, old Capulet and Montague, have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets..." The prince shows that he is not happy about them fighting all the time, so he has to do something that will scare them, so they stop doing it, so he threats the with killing them. ...read more.

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