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Violence and conflict are central to "Romeo and Juliet". Discuss this theme with reference to at least three scenes in the play

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Violence and conflict are central to "Romeo and Juliet". Discuss this theme with reference to at least three scenes in the play Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare. It is set in 16th Century, England. It is about two lovers who are Romeo and Juliet. Juliet is forced to marry Paris by her father. But Juliet loves Romeo, and their love ends in tragedy. Violence and Conflict occurs in the play because it is also about two families called The Montagues and Capulets. In this play I will be discussing the violence and conflict. In Act 1 Scene 1 the scene is about the fight that breaks out between the Capulets and Montagues, they are two different noble families from Verona The violence and conflict occurs when Benvolio and Tybalt start to fight. Tybalt speaks of hatred of the Montagues which makes Benvolio fight him. "What, Drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee" The Prince comes and stops the fighting. I know this because when he enters he says: "Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace, profaners of this neighbour-stained steel". "On pain of torture, from those bloody hands, Throw our mistemper'd weapons to the ground, and hears the sentence of your moved prince" The scene is important because the Prince stops the violence between the two families. ...read more.

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I know this because he in the text he says: "Out, you green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage! You tallow face!" In Act 5 Scene 3 Paris is praying at Juliet's tomb he encounters Romeo, they both start to fight and Paris is killed by Romeo. Romeo swallows the poison that he had bought from Mantua, but Friar Lawrence is too late to save him. Juliet wakes up from her death-like coma and finds Romeo's body, and then she kills herself. The violence and conflict occurs when Paris comes to pray at Juliet's tomb and finds Romeo beside her. Romeo tries to open Juliet's tomb. Romeo asks for a mattock and wrenching iron from Balthasar. When Romeo begins to open the tomb, Paris calls him a 'banished haughty Montague' because he killed his love's cousin Tybalt. I know this because he says: "This is that banish'd haughty Montague, That murdered my love's cousin, with which grief, It is supposed the fair creature died. And here is come to do some villainous shame to the dead bodies. I will apprehend him". Paris' words make Romeo have a duel with him, in which Paris' is killed. Before Paris' died his last words were 'lay me with Juliet'. ...read more.

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Romantic plays don't contain too much violence. Romantic plays always end in a happy way like "They lived happily ever after". I can remember from reading the play is violence because at the very start The Montagues and Capulets are fighting and then Benvolio and Tybalt start fighting and the Prince comes and stops all the fighting that is going on. I found more violent scenes than love. The only scenes of love are of Romeo and Juliet. Like, When Romeo comes in Juliet's chamber to kiss her and say goodbye because he is leaving for Mantua, and towards the end when Romeo visits Juliet's tomb and finds Paris and the he challenges him to fight, it shows that both lovers are fighting for one person whom they love which is Juliet. And all at the end of the scene it is tragic to find all three lovers dead. My favorite scene would be when Romeo and Paris fight; because they are not only showing there anger but they are expressing their love for Juliet. But it is also a sad part which ends the play in a way which Romantic plays shouldn't end. I also like this part because it is tragic and full of action; it also has a spooky atmosphere because it is set in a crypt where all of the dead are buried. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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