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Romeo and juliet

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Violence and conflict are central to Romeo and Juliet Introduction Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare, in the Elizabethan era. It is about two young lovers whose love is condemned by both their families, the Montague's and Capulet's. Juliet from the house of the capulet's and Romeo from the house of the Montague's. After there secret marriage there is murder, love and suicide. Romeo- He is the only child of the Montague's. Romeo is quiet and is in love with Rosaline in the beginning. After discovering Juliet, he becomes the main character in the play. He is willing to do anything, including die, to be with juliet. Romeo is hasty, wanting to get married right away and not thinking about anything but his love for Juliet. Juliet- is a thirteen year old girl, the only daughter of the Capulet's. Her family want her to marry Paris but she does not. After discovering Romeo she falls madly in love and cannot keep away from him. After his exile she is distraught and fakes her death to be with him. Shakespeare's language Romeo and Juliet was not a new theme, two lovers involved in tragedy but it was the language and the way Shakespeare wrote it that makes it unique. ...read more.


Romeo blames fate, or fortune, for what has happened to him. After Benvolio gives an account of what has happened, the Prince banishes Romeo from Verona under the penalty of death and orders Lords Montague and Capulet to pay a fine. This is a scene which Shakespeare needed in his play, being performed in a theatre, if the crowd didn't like what they were seeing they would let you know about it, having a fight scene and death probably pleased the audience. "It was the nightingale, and not the lark," This is at the very start of the scene when Romeo and Juliet are talking in her bedroom, they are arguing if it was the nightingale or the lark. This shows them playfully arguing, then the Nurse bursts through the door to warn Juliet Lady Capulet is on the way and Romeo must flee. Romeo escapes down the rope ladder and says that they will be together again. Juliet fears that it will be only in death. She begins to cry and her mother enters. Lady Capulet believes her daughter is still weeping for the death of Tybalt and proposes a plan to have Romeo poisoned. ...read more.


"By heaven, I will tear thee joint by joint, and strew this hungry churchyard with thy limbs." Romeo with mixed emotions is clearly outraged to see Paris at Juliet's tomb. He vows to tear him joint by joint. This is making the audience evermore anxious to know what will happen next. By the prologue they know there will be death but how and where? "And here is come to do some villainous shame to the dead bodies." Paris believes as Romeo put to death Juliet's cousin that he was indeed at her tomb to do a "villainous shame". Paris defends what he thought was going to be his future wife although we know that was not to be. Romeo now outraged that Paris would suggest such a thing. "Wilt thou provoke me?" Exactly what the crowd would have anticipated, a fight breaks out between Romeo and Paris. Inevitability Romeo's fury murders Paris. Unable to live with what he thinks is his dead wife; Romeo drinks the poison slowing descending to his death bed, Juliet wakes up to see her dead husband, she works out what has happened, also unable to live without Romeo and possibly holding herself to blame for Romeo killing himself. Taking Romeos dagger she also commits suicide. Watchmen and the prince enter the tomb, leaving Friar Lawrence to explain all... ...read more.

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