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How Does Shakespeare Express Conflict in Romeo and Juliet?
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How Does Shakespeare Express
Conflict in Romeo and Juliet?
This play is full of reference to civil disobedience, the disturbance or natural order and the tendency of the characters to resort to physical violence. I will be looking at the different sorts of conflict Shakespeare uses in this play.
Right from the start Shakespeare lets us know there will be conflict throughout the play as in the prologue it says "from ancient grudge breaks to new mutiny." And "where civil blood makes civil hands unclean"
This lets us know that there will was a past grudge and in this play the grudge will be re-ignited and it also suggests there will be fighting throughout the play.
The prologue gives us an understanding of the depression that will be used in the play but as we read into the first scene we can see that Shakespeare uses wordplay that would be amusing to the audience of that time. "The heads of maids or their maiden heads." This is contrast to the play as it is about love and conflict and the two servants, Sampson and Gregory are walking along talking about
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