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Violent Scenes in Romeo and Juliet

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Violent Scenes in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play that was written by William Shakespeare, it was about "Two households, both alike in dignity" when "A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life", who die as a result of a feud between the houses of Capulet and Montague. Even though the play is a romantic story there is a lot of violent conflict in many of the scenes. The play itself starts and ends with a Chorus, which explains the situation in "fair Verona". The fights between both houses are the result of an ancient feud that saw the Capulet's and Montague's, who do not give way for each other. These feuds eventually are the cause of Romeo and Juliet's deaths, which ironically is the reason why both families make peace. "Romeo and Juliet", was written by William Shakespeare roughly in 1600. William Shakespeare was born in 1564, in this year Galileo Galilei was also born. In 1582 William Shakespeare married and a year later his daughter, Susanna was born. ...read more.


This speech is important, as it is an official warning from the Prince not to fight again. Act 3 scene 1, is a very important violent scene in the play, as two members of both Capulet and Montague die. This is a result of when Tybalt insults Mercutio and Romeo, as Romeo has not replied to the challenge sent by Tybalt. Mercutio shows signs of defiance as he tells Benvolio "By my heel, I care not". This shows us that Mercutio cannot be bothered about the presence of Tybalt and his followers. As Tybalt and Mercutio talk, it quickly turns in to a raging argument. Tybalt asks Mercutio to have a word but Mercutio replies in anger "One word with one of us? Couple it with something, make a word and a blow." After this Tybalt becomes annoyed and tell Mercutio, that if he finds him apt enough to that, he will give him a reason to kill him. Mercutio replies "could you not take some occasion without giving", then Romeo enters the scene and Tybalt starts an argument with him. ...read more.


Then Juliet wakes from her "death" and tries to wake up Romeo. After she sees that Romeo is dead she takes the bottle, and tries to drink the potion in desperation. As the bottle is empty Juliet pulls out Romeo's dagger and stabs herself, as she wants to be with her husband. After the friar tells the prince what happened both houses of Capulet and Montague make peace. I believe that this play is violent as there are three fight scenes and 6 deaths. The first scene focuses on the Capulet and Montague feud, this play by William Shakespeare has both romance and tradigy. The romance is between Romeo and Juliet, but also Paris admires Juliet aswell. The violence in the play is a major factor as 3 deaths are caused by violence and violent acts. These include the stabbing of Mercutio, the killing of Tybalt and the slaying of County Paris. The other three deaths are Romeo and Juliet as they do it for their love for one another, and also the death of Lady Montague, in which we do not know how she dies. The play varies with the different emotions as it contains romance, violence, anger and peacefulness, throughout the acts. ...read more.

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