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Rome & Juliet - Love, Hate and Conflict

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Rome & Juliet - Love, Hate and Conflict Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is known to be one of the most popular romantic stories ever written. It is an account of two young lovers, whose lives are fated for ruin. Romeo and Juliet did not imagine that their love would lead to the tragedies that it did. These two young "star crossed lovers" did nothing wrong except fall in love. The main 3 aspects of there life was Love, Hate and Conflict. Even though they thought they would be together forever, the hatred, love and conflict had different plans for them. Love is a key theme in the very famous play 'Romeo and Juliet'. It is commonly thought of to consist of love but it is love born out of hate. These are two common factors in the play, Love and Hate; this causes the conflict between the two families and leads to the consequent tragedies. An uneducated servant of the Capulet's was sent out, to invite people on a list to a party that the Capulet's were throwing. While Romeo babbled on about his life with Benvolio (his cousin), Romeo bumped into a servant who asked him to read the list out. ...read more.

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This feud would have caused many problems for Romeo and Juliet: These two young lovers knew this and this is why they kept their marriage a secret. If their parents discovered their secret, they would have made their children's lives miserable. Romeo and Juliet would not have been able to see each other. Both families were very stubborn and Shakespear made is seem impossible for both families to be friends, even the servants of each house hated each other. The feud between the two households underlined the entire tragedy and was only partly responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The feud was the setting of the tragedy. Without it, Romeo and Juliet would never have had to keep their marriage and love a secret. "My only love sprung from my only hate!" The feud only aggravated the characters to express anger towards their enemies, which resulted in fights that ended fatally. When Tybalt saw Romeo at the Capulet's party, he immediately wanted to kill him, and he did not stop to think that Romeo was not doing anything wrong. When Tybalt confronted Romeo and Romeo talked of peace, Tybalt could not accept peace. ...read more.

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If Friar would conduct such a marriage ceremony, as he would be just as bad as Juliet, as he knows about it and he would have to leave the church. The Nurse must know this, too, but it seems that she does not really believe in sins, or care about, heaven and hell. "And here I stand, both to impeach and purge, Myself condemned and myself excused." This was said by the Friar to the Prince in act 5 scene 3, right after Romeo and Juliet are found dead. Throughout the play, Shakespeare has emphasized the importance of Friar Lawrence. He was the first to know that Romeo has fallen in love with Juliet, the first to know of their wedding, and the man who planned Juliet's 'death'. However, were Romeo and Juliet killed by his love? Or was it just the feud between the families? I think that although Friar masterminded the 'death', brought the two together in holy matrimony, I feel that the Friar was not responsible for the death of the two 'star crossed lovers'. I think that the death of Romeo and Juliet was caused by the constant feud between the two families. ...read more.

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