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romeo and juliet Although the play is about love, there are many scenes that contain violence and conflict

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Romeo and Juliet "Romeo and Juliet" is a tragic play, which is about a Montague and a Capulet falling in love. Although the play is about love, there are many scenes that contain violence and conflict. The play starts with a fight involving the Capulets and Montagues, then ends with Romeo and Juliet dying. The violence in the play happens because of the families hating each other, which leads to the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In this essay I will discuss the violence and conflict in the Romeo and Juliet story. "Romeo and Juliet" was written by William Shakespeare and was first performed between 1605-1609. It was set in the 16th century. When Shakespeare wrote the play, Queen Elizabeth ruled England. She loved the theatre immensely. People in the 16th century were fond of any sort of entertainment. They liked watching performances on stage. It was so important for Shakespeare to make his plays as exciting as possible, because he needs to entertain the audience. ...read more.


But the only reason why Mercutio is fighting is because Romeo wouldn't. So Mercutio thinks that it was a scratch 'Ay, ay scratch, a scratch' but it was more than a scratch because Mercutio drops on the floor with his hand on the wound and slowly dies with Romeo holding his head up. The prince enters the scene after the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt, he shouts angrily, 'Romeo slew him; he slew Mercutio. Who now the price of his dear blood doth owe?' Then Tybalt and Benvolio return, and Romeo is so angry that he says to Tybalt, lets fight and Romeo gets his sword 'this shall determine that' and kills Tybalt but after all this is, who to blame for Mercutio's death, because Romeo interfered with Tybalt's fight with Mercutio and consequently but I think Romeo was the cause of Mercutio's death. This leads to Romeo seeking out Tybalt and slaying him in revenge ' either thou or I, or both, must go with him.' ...read more.


The couples have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their forbidden love The Capulets, Montagues and Prince discover what has happened to Romeo and Juliet. It was up to Friar Lawrence to explain what happened, and Montagues and Capulets were in tears and forgot all about what happened in the past. I think that the play is violent because the important scenes have violence in and also there are two families which totally hate each other who always solve must problems with fights. I mostly remember the hatred and love from reading and watching "Romeo and Juliet." I don't really have a best scene because there are too many scenes, which are good. For example, when Romeo and Juliet die, when Mercutio and Tybalt die and finally when the two families start a fight. Then the Prince said that if it happens again then you would pay with your life, so basically I would think that Romeo and Juliet is a really good play written by William Shakespeare. Finally it shows passion, both in love and hate can be an emotion that clouds your judgement. ...read more.

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