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Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare Assignment

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Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare Assignment Assignment To write about the importance of violence in Romeo and Juliet, especially Act 3, Scene 1 and Act 3, Scene 5, In this essay I will write about the importance of violence in Romeo and Juliet. It was written by William Shakespeare, a famous playwright. I will write about two scenes, which are Act 3, Scene 1 and Act 3, Scene 5, which contain emotional violence and physical violence. The first evidence of violence in the play is in Act 1, Scene 1 when Capulet's servants, Sampson and Gregory pick a quarrel with two of Montague's servants. This turns into a riot and Prince Escales stops the fight. He rebukes Capulet and Montague, and threatens death if they fight again. When the prince comes to stop the fight, he says, 'Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, by thee, old Capulet, and Montague, have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets.' This shows that the Capulets and Montagues have brawled in public thrice before and again now. ...read more.


'A plague a 'both houses'. Mercutio says this several times after he is wounded. He is cursing both Montagues and Capulets alike. After this, Mercutio dies and Romeo blames himself for his death. He fears that his love for Juliet has weakened his courage. He says, 'O sweet Juliet, thy beauty hath made me effeminate, and in my temper softened Valour's steel.' This shows that Romeo is blaming his love for Juliet for his weakened courage and softened temper. After this he vows to kill Tybalt. They fight and Tybalt falls. Romeo falls. 'Either thou or I, or both must go with him.' Romeo says this to Tybalt before they fight; referring to Mercutio, saying that one or the other must go with him. I think that the death of both Romeo and Juliet's cousins pulls them apart in a way, but makes them more determined to be together. In Act 3, scene 5 Juliet is upset because Romeo has left to go and live in Mantua. Lady Capulet mistakes Juliet's grief for Romeo as grief for Tybalt's death. ...read more.


This shows that even the nurse is now urging her to marry Paris and forget about Romeo. Juliet now feels betrayed, and sends the nurse away, vowing never to trust her again. She then goes to seek Friar Lawrence's aid. She says, 'Which she hath praised him with above compare so many times? Go counsellor, thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain. I'll to the Friar to know his remedy; if all else fail, myself have power to die. This shows that Juliet is saying that she and the nurse are separated and that she is going to Friar Lawrence to seek his advice, and is prepared to die if there is no other option. It is important what happens in this scene because it affects what happens in the rest of the play. Conclusion I have concluded that the role of violence is important in the play Romeo and Juliet because it helps Shakespeare to portray the love between Romeo and Juliet and shows the kinds of struggles that they are put through. This shows how strong the bond is between them and that nothing can pull them apart ?? ?? ?? ?? Adeel Mohammed Miss Hull English Coursework ...read more.

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