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I believe that this play is more about hate and conflict opposed to the love that is renowned for to justify my point of view I am going to focus on two pivotal parts of the play act 3 scene 1 and act 3 scene 5.

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Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare most famous plays. The tale of love and hate has been copied many times since it was first written and has been made into many different forms this play is often stereotyped as a love story; this is not true the tale is just as much if not more about hate and conflict. To briefly explain what Romeo and Juliet is about I would say, Romeo Montague has fell in love with Juliet Capulet this is a problem because the Montague and the Capulet share a deep hatred for each other. The Montague's and the caplets have an on going feud that seems to have no end when watching the production you can easily see how deep the feud runs into the families, at the start of the production you see some Montague and Capulet servants fighting each other this is one example of how deep the feud runs. I believe that this play is more about hate and conflict opposed to the love that is renowned for to justify my point of view I am going to focus on two pivotal parts of the play act 3 scene 1 and act 3 scene 5. An example of the play being more about conflict and violence can be seen in the very start of the play in the prologue. ...read more.


on arrival of Tybalt and Romeo the heated conversation between these two main characters is an example of dramatic irony, no one on stage, excluding Romeo knows that Romeo and Juliet have married, but the audience does know that this is why he is saying to Tybalt 'And so good Capulet y as my own, be satisfied'. Tybalt will not understand why Romeo says this. a lot of people would trace a lot of this tragedy that occurs later on in the play to this scene this is because when mercutio is stabbed by Tybalt mercutio cry's out 'A plague o' both your houses' this seems to be some sort of curse to both Capulet and Montague houses. In this scene Romeo tries to prevent any conflict between him and Tybalt by saying that he does not share the hatred for the Capulet as the rest of his own family does, the end result of this is mercutio dying at the blade of Tybalt and Tybalt being killed by Romeo, this is a huge twist in the play because minuets ago in the play Romeo was trying to prevent conflict between the two families and now he is killing Tybalt, this tells us the love that Romeo has for Juliet is not enough to stop the conflict and violence to happen, in fact the anger Romeo holds ...read more.


time people would not frown upon the behaviour of sir Capulet and actually think it was completely normal this scene has some powerful moments such as after Capulet has finished man handling his daughter, his wife and the maid they all turn there back on Juliet and leave her even the maid after she was all for Romeo and Juliet's marriage is now telling her to forget about Romeo and let the marriage commence on Thursday as planned, Juliet dismisses the maid and is left alone. These two scenes show the two sides of Romeos deep emotions, the love that he shows in act 3 scene 5 and the violence he is capable of in act 3 scene 1. Act 3 scene 5 also shows the change in Juliet's character, from a mere girl to with no understanding of what love can do to you to a strong woman that would disobey her fathers command to marry Paris all because of her attachment to Romeo. Although not growing physically or in age her personality vastly changes. In conclusion I think Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy's that explores both intense emotions such as hate and true love this is what makes Romeo and Juliet famous but should never be considered a love story after you see the production you will say the same. ...read more.

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