• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

romeo and juliet

Extracts from this document...


Romeo and Juliet "Here's more to do with hate, but more with love" Romeo says this after the fight at the beginning of the play. He shows an understanding that the feud is to do with the love of fighting. This links well to what I will discuss because I will be talking about the central theme of 'Romeo and Juliet' and the conflict rather than love. I believe that this quote from Romeo is true and is shown well by the character of Tybalt and between the parents (in the fight at the beginning of the play). The feud is between the families (Capulet's and Montague's) and is been encouraged to continue throughout the younger generation the feud is shown by the constant fighting disagreeing no understanding between the two families. Tybalt shows this well because he is the one who is always looking for a fight; encouraging the feud to continue throughout the younger generation this is also shown by the older generation when they are both willing to join in the fight at the beginning of the play. During the play you see so many different types of love the kind where its unrequited the kind of love you'd share with a friend, love that only leads to marriage so you can have babies and love at first sight. ...read more.


Juliet doesn't really have a relationship with her mother. The nurse is more like a mother to Juliet, always there when Juliet needs someone to talk to, confine in, share all her hopes and dreams with. In the play you see Juliet and her mother have a conversation twice maybe three times whereas you'll always see her speaking with the nurse. When you see Juliet and her mother have a conversation in the play they are always talking about Juliet get married (to Paris). There are moments in the conversations where the nurse will speak for Juliet and times when Juliet will be told that she'll get married not getting a choice whether she wants to or not. This could make Juliet want to rebel against the actions of her mother and father. In act 3 scene 5 Lord Capulet talks to Juliet in a way which would make Juliet feel small so she would do what her father would tell her he says 'out, you green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage! You tallow-face!' Making her feel small and ugly. The internal conflict shows that the love between Romeo and Juliet is torn between the head and the heart. They both know that it is wrong to do what they are doing because their families are at war, but still love each other. ...read more.


When the nurse talks she always talks in prose. She always goes off the point and comes out with unintentional phrases. ' There stays a husband to make you wife' The love between Paris and Juliet is forced. It was a traditional way with love he would have to woo Juliet by going through her father. Paris sees Juliet more as property than he does wife he says ' thy face is mine, and thou hast slandered it'. This would be an old fashioned way of talking to someone as if it were an object. Juliet doesn't get a choice whether she wanted to marry this man or not; it was tradition that her parents picked the man she married. If Juliet married him it would make the Capulet name look good. Romeo and Juliet were young they were in love they saw it as love at first sight. Everything Romeo and Juliet did dominated by their love for each other. They couldn't bear to be separated and in that thought always referred to death 'that murdered me. I would forget it fain' Juliet says this after finding out that Tybalt was killed and Romeo was banished. There love was forbidden because of the feud between the families. The way Romeo and Juliet talk I in a sonnet. The central theme could be love or conflict. Love because of Romeo and Juliet but the deaths of the young lovers end in feud. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Shakespeare's Sonnets section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Shakespeare's Sonnets essays

  1. Romeo and Juliet

    Which thou wilt propagate, to have it prest with more is thine" (). Here, Romeo is telling Benvolio about how sad and sorrowful he is after he departed his love, Rosaline. However, in scene V, Romeo sees Juliet and says, "O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!

  2. Romeo and Juliet Essay

    By using the word "ne'er" Romeo is completely dismissing his previous "love" Rosaline, who before the Capulet's party was the only one for him. He outlines that Juliet's beauty is unmatched by those in the room by comparing her to "a rich jewel in an ethiopes ear."

  1. How does Shakespeare manipulate the audience to dislike Malvolio at the beginning of the ...

    Olivia thinks that he is ill and tells him to go to bed; however Malvolio takes it in a different way "To bed? Ay, sweetheart, and I'll come to thee". Olivia is horrified by the way he is acting as she knows that the usual Malvolio would never say a thing like that.

  2. How dose Shakespeare make this extract from Act 1 Scene 5 a dramatic and ...

    The audience would have seen Tybalt as having his own code of conduct and would have seen Tybalt as thinking himself as above everyone else and the commandments Shakespeare's use of the four humours is noticeable throughout the play. The Elizabethans believed that the human body was filled with four

  1. Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo went into Juliet's grave and drank a deadly poison when he saw his love and believed her to be dead. Once Juliet awoke and found her beloved deceased, she proceeded to commit suicide. Lady Montague was so grief-stricken that she died when she heard of the passing of her son.

  2. In act 3 scene 3 of Othello, how does Iago use language to persuade ...

    Othello snaps back at him 'thou hast set me on the rack: I swear 'tis better to be much abused than but to know't a little.' Iago has what he wanted now and Othello feels like he is been torched and thinks it is better to know nothing to know

  1. Romeo and juliet- Themes

    I do remember an apothecary,--' In this quote Romeo has made up his mind straight after he has been informed that Juliet is dead that he is going to commit suicide by drinking as poison. He didn't even stop to think about the decision he is making and the consequences.

  2. Romeo and Juliet

    The exclamation "O" could be interpreted in several ways; it could be seen as exasperation, woefulness, or just that she has only just realised Romeo isn't there. However, in my opinion the "O" is an expression of concern for her son.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work