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In Romeo and Juliet there is anger, Grief, hatred, love, fear, despair, Passion and violence - Write about these elements in the Play in as much detail as possible.

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In Romeo and Juliet there is anger, Grief, hatred, love, fear, despair, Passion and violence. Write about these elements in the Play in as much detail as possible. People experience a huge range of emotions in their lifetime, in Romeo and Juliet; Shakespeare shows his audience a wide range of emotions through his characters, the following events and the action of the play. The audience sees characters playing several emotions and can understand how and why the characters are feeling these emotions. Indeed, by the end of Romeo and Juliet the audience would feel quite emotionally drained by what they had just seen on stage. Anger is portrayed as a very powerful emotion in this play; it is one of the reasons that the two families Montague's and the Capulets cant make the peace. I think that the two young groups are angrier than there parents in the first part of the play e.g. "what! Dawn and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montague's and thee " this is said by Tybalt in act I scene1, a Capulet to one of the Montague's at the gas station where the Montague's plead peace. Tybalt is angry because he thinks that because his uncle is in a feud with his rival he has to start a fight with the enemy to impress his uncle. This is a god example because it starts the story in anger, which makes Romeo and Juliet's love in the middle of all the negative emotions seem lost and hopeless. ...read more.

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Mercutio taunts him making him angrier and angrier. When Romeo turns up he pleads peace with Tybalt but he is all in a rage and you can clearly see that he truly hates Romeo and as he tries to harm him, Mercutio steps in the way therefore harming him. It is after this that Romeo hates Tybalt for what he has done and acts rashly and retaliates with dire consequences. Love is the main theme of this play for it is what the story is based on, the love that is forbidden. I think that it is cruel to deny their children's love for the sake of a feud and the love seems lost in the middle of all the ill feelings of the rivals. It is not only the love between Romeo and Juliet but of friends and family. "If thou bent on love honourable, they purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow... where and what time thou wilt perform the rite." Juliet to Romeo says this in act 1 scene 2. I think that when she and Romeo have declared their love for each other, all that's left for them to do is marry, because they know that if anyone found out before they were wed they would never see each other again. Juliet's mother, Lady Capulet says to Juliet about the marriage proposal from Paris "the valiant Paris seeks you for his love." ...read more.

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"Show me a mistress that is passing fair: what doth beauty serve but as a note thou canst not teach me to forget" This is said to Benvolio, Romeo's cousin by Romeo about rosaline in act 1 scene 1. Romeo is in love with the idea of love and is so rapped up in the spirit of his love that until he meets Juliet he mistakes excitement for love. Violence seems to me of more of an action rather than an emotion but it is a grate feeling in this play e.g. "now by stock and honour of my kin, to strike him dead I hold it not a sin" Tybalt says this to all montages in act 1 scene5. I said that I thought violence more of an action than an emotion, but you can clearly see here that Tybalt is "feeling" violence and although he doesn't kill Mercutio until later in the play I think that he really does want to kill all montages for the sake of honour in this family feud. Also I think that Tybalt doesn't consider it a sin to kill all Montagues for he is in the right and they do not deserve the right to live in his eyes. In conclusion I feel that all the emotions contribute to this masterpiece although critics have said the story is a love and hate storyline all the other emotions bring it together. William Shakespeare has included the most intense and intimate emotions and used them to there full extent. ...read more.

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