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romeo and juliet

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Violence and conflict is central to "Romeo and Juliet". Discuss this theme with reference to at least three scenes in the play. Introduction "Romeo and Juliet" is a tragic play which is about two lovers, whose families are enemies, struggling to be together. Although it is a play about love, there are many scenes that contain violence and conflict. The play opens with the two families having a brawl and ends with the Capulet's and the Montague's making friends after there children die. The violence in the play happens because of an age old feud between the two families, which leads to the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In this essay I will discuss the importance of the key violent scenes in the play. Historical background "Romeo and Juliet" was written by William Shakespeare and first preformed in the globe theatre. ...read more.

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I hate the word. As I hate hell, all Montague's and thee. Have at thee, coward". Tybalt is saying that he hates all Montague's and he wants to fight Benvolio. This shows that Benvolio is a person who tries to avoid fights and keep peace and Tybalt is a person who wants to get rid of all Montague's. This scene is important because it introduces so many of the characters and shows how much the two families hate each other. ACT 3 SCENE 1 In act 3 scene 1 Mercutio, who is Romeos best friend and a supporter of the Montague's, and Tybalt are killed in a fight. This happens when Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel by saying "Romeo the love I bare thee can afford no better term than this, thou art a villain." ...read more.

Conclusion

When she is told she says "at saint peters church, will not make me a joyful bride." This shows that Juliet does not want to marry Paris because she is married to Romeo. When her father learns of this he is very mad. He says "you will be beaten, hanged, die in the streets." He says this because it is what he will do if Juliet does not marry Paris. This scene is important because it leads to Juliet taking the poison that makes her seem dead. This all leads to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Conclusion The original objective was to discuss the theme, violence and conflict is central to "Romeo and Juliet", with reference to at least three scenes in the play. I believe that I have done this and I also believe that violence and conflict is very central to the play and that it would not all fit together if the play did not have the three key fight scenes in them. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ewan Pickett ...read more.

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