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Violence and Conflict are central to 'Romeo & Juliet'. Discuss the theme with reference to at least two scenes in the play.

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Violence and Conflict are central to 'Romeo & Juliet'. Discuss the theme with reference to at least two scenes in the play. In the play Romeo and Juliet there are many events that include violence and conflict. In many of the scenes they arose as Romeo is in love with Rosaline then straight away fell in love with Juliet. Many scenes include fighting as Tybalt and Mercutio as a result of it. Romeo gets banished. As the two families have been fighting for so long no-one can remember even now. The main events revolve around Romeo and Juliet as they have a secret love affair. They go even further as they get married on the second day of their relationship. This love affair causes hatred and peace. At the end of the play Romeo and Juliet die as a result of this the families make peace and decide never to fight again. The violence and conflict has a massive impact on the characters who are not involved because they are petrified to go out on the streets incase there is fighting. The Capulets and the Montagues are always fighting or arguing. The two scenes that I will be discussing are Act 1 Scene 1 and Act 3 Scene 1. ...read more.

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Romeo tries to reason with Tybalt by saying "Villain I am none, Therefore farewell." Then Tybalt orders Romeo to take out his sword and fight. Tybalt wants to fight Romeo because Romeo has done damage to his family as he says "Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries." Romeo doesn't want to fight as now he is family, because he married Juliet and Juliet is Tybalt's family. Because Romeo didn't want to fight Tybalt and Mercutio began fighting. This starts by Mercutio saying "Good king of cats." Tybalt replies "Thou art a villain. I am for you." As this fight ends the result is Mercutio's death. This is a tragic scene for the play, when Romeo sees his friend dieing his mood changes. He becomes more aware what had happened and became more violent this is shown when he says "Now, Tybalt take the villain back again. That late thou gavest me. Either thou, or I, or both, most go with him." Then they start fighting. Tybalt dies. Romeo kills Tybalt because Mercutio was a good friend of his and he didn't want to see him suffer. As a result of the deaths of Tybalt and Mercutio, the Prince banishes Romeo from Verona. ...read more.

Conclusion

The music goes silent and the spotlight is on him and it will be red as it stands for death. When Romeo and Tybalt start fighting the crowd starts shouting again. When Tybalt dies the crowd goes quiet. As a result of Mercutio's and Tybalt's death Romeo gets banished. The prince appears from the nightclub the spotlight following him and the music getting slower. As the Prince banishes Romeo the colour of the light changes, the music gets faster and then slower. As the Prince finishes his speech the music goes silent and the lighting goes dim. Everything goes dark and quiet. I think that the play Romeo and Juliet is violent because in every scene there is either arguing or fighting between the two families. The thing that I remember the most is the hatred and the love. I think this because in the play hatred forms love as you see with Romeo and Juliet. My favourite scene in the play is where Juliet is having a party and falls in love with Romeo. I think it is the best scene because we find out how Romeo is and how much he means to Juliet. It also starts the story of Romeo and Juliet when they have an affair. Rebecca Jackson English Coursework 1 ...read more.

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