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Examine the theme of parental conflict in Romeo and Juliet. Discuss the relevance of this theme for both a modern day audience and Shakespeare's audience.

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Matthew woodhams 10H Examine the theme of parental conflict in Romeo and Juliet. Discuss the relevance of this theme for both a modern day audience and Shakespeare's audience. Many parents in this day and age would most likely have the deepest sympathy towards Juliet . Even though the parents in Shakespeare's time would have gone with Juliet's father Lord Capulet who wanted to have Juliet marry Parris who was an opulent man, this is the reason why Juliet's father made an arranged marriage for her and the same for many other fathers who wanted there daughters or daughters to live a wealthily life. It is very certain that a twenty-first century parent would not have there son or daughter have an arranged marriage. The feud between the Capulet's and the Montague's was started way before the plays curtains were first opened but the story was not based on someone's life but it is possible that this sort of thing could have happened in Shakespeare's time. ...read more.

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Then nurse told Juliet that her mother was calling her, then nurse started to talk to Romeo and that's when he finds out that he just fell in love with a member of his family's enemy. In Shakespeare's time it was very common for the parents who had a daughter to arrange there marriage, the 'theatre goers' in that time would have agreed with Juliet's parents on the arranged marriage. Even though some cultures still have arranged marriage, it is most certain that a twenty-first centaury parent would not agree with Juliet's parents and have full sympathy towards Juliet. When the day came, Romeo and Juliet finally got married by Friar Laurence this was done in secret because Juliet had to marry Paris and because they were meant to be enemies. when the weeding was over Romeo went to the town centre where his friends were, then Tybalt turned up and wanted Romeo to exchange blows with there swards but Romeo would not because he just got married to Tybalt's cousin Juliet but Mercutio challenged Tybalt instead of Romeo which ended up in the killing of Mercutio who was killed almost an accident. ...read more.

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and in the morning Nurse went to wake Juliet up but instead found her dead, the day before Friar Laurence sent Romeo some information on the plan about Juliet's fake death but when the messenger got there Romeo went straight pass him on horseback, when Romeo arrived in Verona city he went to the Capulet's family vault where he saw Juliet, after every one had left Romeo picked up a rock and bashed the solid door down with it and then entered the dark and flesh decaying smelly vault and there he saw Juliet in a net, he removed it and kissed her on the forehead and cried then got out a little tube of poison and drank it, then Juliet woke up and smiled at Romeo not knowing that he was dead, then she realised and empty tube and thought she could get a few drops of poison but she couldn't then she tried to suck some from Romeo's lips but there was none there so she took Romeo 's dagger and stabbed her self directly i the hart. ...read more.

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