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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet "Romeo and Juliet" is about love with also scenes of violence and conflict. The violence starts off humorous but it then reaches a pivotal moment, where the violence is no longer taken as a joke and becomes more serious. The play opens up with characters from the Montague and Capulet families entering one by one, in order of level of importance. "Romeo and Juliet" was first performed in the 16th century, when Queen Elizabeth I ruled over England, loved the theatre. People in them days enjoyed public punishments and violence such as hanging and executions. In our times we are more civilized and these punishments no longer happen. "Romeo and Juliet" was famous for combing violence, hate, tragedy and love. In Shakespeare's times women's parents wanted them to marry to a rich man because women never married for loved. ...read more.


The Prince does not recognise the petty cause of the "three civil brands" which he enters the first scene and restores peace by asserting his anger that such violence can be "bred of an airy word" However, Tybalt who is from the house of Capulet is very aggressive and is a great desire for violence, his consumed with some much anger and hatred that he hates peace. For example he says, "Peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues and thee". Tybalt has a strong contrast from Benvolio who is from the house Montagues. Benvolio is Romeo's cousin and best friend, Benvolio tries to keep the peace between the families. In Act 3 scene 1 is the pivotal moment where the violence is no longer a joke. Typical Benvolio tries to keep the peace by telling Mercutio to stop the conflict before it gets to a violent stage, but Mercutio does ...read more.


Mercutio he is very disappointed in Romeo, think he is acting like a coward. Mercutio says "O calm, dishonourable, vile submission!" this suggests Mercutio annoyed with Romeo that he is suggest he has no honour. But when Romeo see Mercuito die, Romeo is more than provoked then his anger takes control and his language changes and suggest thou or, or both, must go with Mercutio. The gives an impression that Romeo has lost control and is willing to killing Tybalt or die for Mercuito. The last scene is where the deaths of Paris, Romeo, Juliet and the other that died in the violence have stopped the violence and ancient grudge between the two families. Early in the story Act1 Scene 1, the Prince warned the families is they were to disturb the street there lives would pay the forfeit, but it not their live that has paid it's the live of Romeo, Juliet and the others (Mercutio, Paris and Tybalt) that has paid for it instead. ...read more.

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