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Name: Yusef Salam Form: 11S3 Subject: English Language 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" is a tragic play, which is about love, romance, relationships, families and violence. Although it is manly about love, there are many scenes that contain violence and conflict. The play opens with a fight and ends with a reconciliation. The violence in the play happens because of an antiquated disagreement between two families, which leads to the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In this essay I will discuss the theme of violence and conflict in the scenes Act 1 scene 1, Act 3 Scene 1 and Act 3 Scene 5. "Romeo and Juliet" was written by William Shakespeare and first performed in 1599. It is set in the 16th century. When Shakespeare wrote the play, Queen Elizabeth 1 ruled England. She loved the theatre. People in the 16th century were fond of any sort of entertainment. They liked watching bear-bating, public executions and cock fighting. It was important for Shakespeare to make his play as exciting as possible, because living was very difficult for people. Also they were poor and uneducated. An audience in the 16th century would have liked "Romeo and Juliet" because it contains love, romance, elaborate parties and theatrical fighting. Act 1 scene 1 is a very significant scene, because this scene is the beginning of the play. Also it contains the opening fighting scene, in which an argument between the family members takes place. ...read more.

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The scene starts when the nurse tells Juliet that Tybalt has been killed and Romeo has been banished. Later that night, Lord Capulet tells Paris that he can marry Juliet in the next few days. From hearing this new Juliet feels very sad and heart broken, as the man she loves is no more. She continuously starts crying, however suddenly she realises that Romeo is well, in excitement she shouts, "oh, Romeo" Early the next morning after Romeo and Juliet had spent the night together; Romeo had to leave before someone had seen him. Romeo slowly went out of Juliet's bedroom window. As soon as Romeo had left Lady Capulet came into her bedroom and told Juliet that she has to marry Paris in the next few days. Juliet was horrified when Juliet heard the news of her father's plans, but she didn't what to get married to Paris. Lord Capulet asks Lady Capulet, "have you delivered to her our decree?" What he is saying is, if she has told Juliet about her marriage. Then Lady Capulet reply's by saying "but she wills none, she gives you thanks. I would the fool were married to her grave" she says that Juliet is refusing to marry Paris. At this point Lord Capulet anger is raising and tells Juliet that she has to marry Paris. Juliet begged her father not to make her marry Paris. But, Lord Capulet wouldn't listen to Juliet. He also told Juliet to be at the Saint Peter's Church on Thursday to marry Paris or she will not look at her fathers face again. ...read more.

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They were at the party were they were looking at a tank full of water, Romeo was on one side of the tank and Juliet was on there other. Just in that one look at each other, in just few seconds/minutes they fell in love with each other. After that Romeo was looking for Juliet and I think she was looking for him too. When Romeo had found Juliet they were both happy and at the same time they were scared. They were scared because what will happen to them if someone had seen them. After that Romeo had to leave just in case he got court, but he still came back to see Juliet and didn't care if he got court. He only had one thing on his mined, which was to get to Juliet. He got to her and he was happy to see her again and so was she. They were both happy together. Romeo had to leave because the nurse saw Juliet wasn't in her room. Just in case the nurse had seen Romeo and Juliet together, Juliet told Romeo to leave. My favourite scene from the play was Act 3, Scene 1 which was the scene where Mercutio and Tybalt are killed. This is my favourite scene because I was excited, what was going to happen to Mercutio, Romeo and Tybalt. This is also my favourite scene because it was a lot more exciting and entertaining than all the other scenes. But, I wasn't too excited because I all ready knew what was going to happen to Mercutio and Tybalt. I knew this because I already went over the play in class. So I wasn't too surprised what had happened to Mercutio and Tybalt. ...read more.

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