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By Close Examination of Act 1 and Act 3 of " Romeo and Juliet " describe how conflict is central to the play?

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By Close Examination of Act 1 and Act 3 of 'Romeo and Juliet' show how the conflict is central to the play? The play "Romeo and Juliet" written by William Shakespeare is about two opposing families at conflict with each other that only their children's death could end. The play 'Romeo and Juliet' takes place in Verona. Verona is home to two feuding families the Montague's and the Capulet. From the onset the audience is aware of the conflict between the two families I know this because Tybalt says, "As I hate hell, all Montague's and thee" this means that Tybalt hates the Montague's as much as he hates hell and the word peace. ...read more.

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thou art a villain" This means that Romeo is being called a villain by Tybalt and also that Tybalt feels that his name has been walked-all-over by Romeo. This is one of the key scenes where the audience see what the consequences are of Romeo marrying Juliet and where they see Romeo refuse to fight Tybalt because he now has the same name as him, the name of a Capulet, and because if he does there will be more conflict and one of the reasons the Friar Lawrence agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet was so that the conflict would end not carry on. In the end, it turns out to be Mercutio who fights Tybalt instead of Romeo and is killed by accident by Mercutio. ...read more.

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say that they loved each other in broad daylight but because of the conflict in the play nit gives the atmosphere and the heart and soul to the play. The audience are made to feel about the conflict like they are there and watching it happen right before their very eyes this is why conflict is one of the main themes of the play 'Romeo and Juliet' because it is an important aspect because without conflict it would not make sense. The difference between the conflict in Act 1 and Act 3 is that in Act 1 it wasn't that much violence but in Act 3 the audience are shown how matters can escalate into worse situations for example, Mercutio's death, Tybalt's death and then Romeo and Juliet's deaths. Emma Byrne Coursework Miss Cowling ...read more.

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