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Romeo and juliet

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Introduction

Do public and private affairs between the two families in Romeo and Juliet count as separate or as one unit in society I will be looking at the conflicts between families in Romeo and Juliet, and how they are shown in the play. Some conflicts are conveyed as private, the other as public, I will try to describe a public conflict, and a private conflict. I will define a public conflict as an argument shown outside the household; more than one family would be involved, and it would be in the sight of the public or onlookers. I will define a private conflict as an argument which is taken place within the household of one family. I will look at two scenes which clearly show two very different conflicts between families, I will look at how they affect the outside world and change relations between their own families. Romeo and Juliet is an infamous play by William Shakespeare, it is a classic romance play about two lovers torn between an ancient conflicts between their families. Romeo belongs to the Montague household, and Juliet to the Capulet, there is a conflict between the two families which is widely known throughout the town. ...read more.

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Is he gone, and hath nothing? BENVOLIO What, art thou hurt? MERCUTIO Ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch; marry, 'tis enough. Where is my page? Go, villain, fetch a surgeon. Here Benvolio is asking Mercutio of he is hurt. But Mercutio speaks in riddles,, and says it is just a scratch even though it is a major wound, but says that it is enough to kill him, he then calls the surrounding men villains, even Benvolio who is a part of his own household. Romeo later hears the news that Mercutio has died, he now comes to reality to see the situation, that Mercutio has died defending Romeo, Romeo call himself 'fortunes fool'; he now fights with Tybalt ignoring the relation that they share, for revenge for his best friend. Romeo and Tybalt fight, Tybalt falls, he dies, while all this is going on, there have been on-lookers, as it all happened on the streets of Rome. Romeo has now realised what he just did, the Prince had said in the first scene that if ever there will be another fight in the streets of Rome, the men involved would be executed, Romeo realises he has to run away before any one catches him or there will be serious consequences. ...read more.

Conclusion

could not keep in touch in Juliet, this is a private conflict as it involves private feeling of love between the young married couple, furthermore, it is more private as no one can know of the their marriage. My second scene was a private conflict which was taken place within the household of the Capulet family; no one could see what was going on apart from the people involved in the actual argument, which were Juliet, her mother, father and the nurse. On the other hand, my first scene was taken in sight of others, people who were not involved with the fight; this kind of argument is then known to others, which is different from a private argument that no one can see. I would answer the title question by saying that private affairs only count as one unit in society when they are shown publicly where the society can see, however, private conflicts do also affect the society as their consequences are different, such as Juliet being unhappy that she now has to marry Paris, this will then affect her relationship with him. Private and public affairs do count as one on society, as it depends on what the particular conflict is. Ali sayed11NH ...read more.

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