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How do the powerful emotions of love and hate that are conveyed in Act One Scene Five determine the tragedy in Act Three Scene One?

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How do the powerful emotions of love and hate that are conveyed in Act One Scene Five determine the tragedy in Act Three Scene One? Romeo and Juliet is classified as, 'The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy. The full title of the play with "lamentable" meaning bad and unfortunate. The protagonists in the play are Romeo, belonging to the Montague Family, and Juliet, belonging to the Capulet family. The antagonists in this play are the feuding Montague's and Capulets; Tybalt; the prince and citizens of Verona. There is an array of emotions in Act One Scene Five and in Act Three Scene One, these include: passion, romance, intense, violence, and general extremes of emotion. In the prologue there is a mentioning of Romeo and Juliet being "star crossed lovers". It means that their love was never meant to be and their fate has already been decided. When the children of Lord Capulet and, Lord Montague die, it is only then that they realise they have driven their children to death with their feuding. When it says "What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend." it means the families have seen what they have done by feuding and will try to get a long with each other to prevent any further conflict, making this an important moral message for the audience. ...read more.

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Lord Capulet is calm and just replies with: "Young Romeo is it? He bears him like a portly gentleman. I would not for the wealth of the entire town here in my house do him disparagement.' Lord Capulet is satisfied that Romeo can stay at his party, as he has a respect for him. Tybalt would find this as an insult as he claims he is only protecting his family honour, an important quality in Shakespearean times. While this conflict is going on, Romeo and Juliet have set their hearts in place and from the moment they first set their sights on each other, they fall in love. Even thought they are from opposite families, they share a kiss "Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again." Juliet replies with "You kiss by the book." They are outrageously flirting with each other instead of being sincere. Romeo describes his lips as 'two blushing pilgrims'. A pilgrim is the word used to describe a person that visits a holy place to worship. For example, pilgrims visit Bethlehem to worship Jesus. So in this sonnet, Romeo is the pilgrim who is devoted to Juliet. By saying that his lips are 'two blushing pilgrims,' Romeo is using a metaphor but is clearly thinking of Juliet in a sexual way and is fiery with passion. ...read more.

Conclusion

Even though Romeo is getting accused of "Injuring" Tybalt, he remains calm and says that he loves Tybalt for reasons that he cannot say. Tybalt doesn't understand and thinks that Romeo is making fun of him; "Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw." Romeo still remains calm and doesn't rise to Tybalt accusations;" I do protest, I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise, Till thou shalt know the reason of my love: And so, good Capulet,--which name I tender As dearly as my own,--be satisfied". Mercutio thinks that Romeo is mocking Tybalt too and Tybalt enters a furious rage. Mercutio begins to fight with Tybalt and, under Romeos arm, Tybalt stabs Mercutio. Tybalt's anger and hatred rushes out of him and cowardice and fear take over. He flees with his followers. As rare side of Romeo is seen and he rushes after Tybalt, Completely consumed by hatred of his "cousin" and revenge for his friend, Mercutio. When he finds Tybalt, he fights to the death with him and Tybalt dies From this we learn that the play has a hidden message that is; there is more to life that bickering with and besting your enemies and that sometimes you cannot see it without the loss of something dear. It is through the contrast of love and hate that a big eruption of fighting and death evolves from a petty argument. ?? ?? ?? ?? Reece Morris ...read more.

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