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Romeo And Juliet Essay

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The theme of conflict in the play of Romeo and Juliet The play of Romeo and Juliet was written in the late 16th century by William Shakespeare, and many people think that it is just another love story, but it is more of a tragic love story. The Montague's and Capulet's are the two houses that are at war with one another. 'Where civil blood makes civil hands dirty' is a quote from the prologue to show that the families are at war. The play contains three different types of conflict; these include violent, family and emotional conflict. The violent conflict is included in the play when there is fighting between the families, and when people are dieing because of the fighting. The family conflict is between Juliet and her father, when they get into an argument about whether or not Juliet should marry Paris. The emotional conflict is when Romeo has to choose between his family and his love, Juliet. I intend to study Act 1 Scene 1, Act 3 Scene 1 and Act 3 Scene 5, as I explore the theme of conflict is to the play. In Act 1 Scene 1, we can work out that the conflict between the two houses has been going on for a long time. ...read more.


He has the same views as Benvolio, like the fact that he doesn't like the fighting between the two houses, and he is always trying to stop the houses from fighting and to keep Verona civilised. 'Have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets'. This shows the reader that the fighting between the two houses is affecting the whole city of Verona, because now the streets are noisy and violent, whereas before the fighting started, they were quiet and civilised. In Act 1 Scene 1, the prince warned everyone that if he ever caught anyone fighting ever again, then their punishment would be execution. But no one paid any attention to him, and in Act 3 Scene 1, the families started to fight again. This makes the character of the prince has no respect, becuase if he did have his respect, then everyone would listen to him, and the fighting would have stopped ages ago. The conflict between the houses starts again as Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio meet the Capulets, and Tybalt wants to fight Romeo, but Romeo refuses to fight against the Capulets because his love shares the name of Capulet. Tybalt was angry with Romeo becuase Romeo gatecrashed a Capulet party. ...read more.


Juliet's premonition is important because later on in the play, they both end up dieing themselves. Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris because he is he thinks that he is a good man from a good family, and Capulet becomes more and more angry because Juliet refuses to marry him because she doesn't love him and that she hates him even more than the Montagues. In this scene, Juliet is torn between her family and Romeo, which is causing her emotional conflict on her behalf. The fact that Juliet stands up to her father in this scene shows the reader that her loyalty ultimately lies with Romeo. This type of conflict has caused events to spiral out of her control because she is so worried about Romeo, that she just doesn't care about her family anymore, all she wants is to be with Romeo. By the end of this scene, her mother has left her, and her mothers last words to Juliet were 'talk not to me, for I'll not speak a word. Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee'. This shows that her mother doesn't want anything to do with Juliet if she is going to live with a Montague. She is also disowning Juliet as if she is a disgrace to the family for not marrying Paris, and for marrying a Montague instead. ...read more.

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