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William Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet has a major theme of conflict. The main conflict in the play is the feud between the two wealthy families: the 'Montagues' and the 'Capulets'

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'Romeo and Juliet' Coursework William Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet has a major theme of conflict. The main conflict in the play is the feud between the two wealthy families: the 'Montagues' and the 'Capulets'. Shakespeare does not state the reason for the hostility between the two families. Shakespeare may have done this to indicate how long the feud has been going for. Shakespeare creates conflicts between characters in the play. One conflict is between 'Tybalt' and 'Romeo'. This conflict is interesting because it is between two contrasting characters. Tybalt is very arrogant and has an aggressive attitude. While Romeo is quiet and quite peaceful. Another act of conflict between characters in the play is between Juliet and her father. ...read more.

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This creates suspense in the story. Sometimes there is conflict inside the mind of individuals. Romeo visualizes where his destiny leads him to. 'I fear too early, for my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars'. This line shows disturbing pictures of Romeo's fait. Shakespeare uses conflicts inside the minds to create mystery. Love and hate is a very common occurrence in 'Romeo and Juliet'. There are many characters that show a loving attitude towards someone. Romeo and Rosaline love was not pure Romeo was just infatuated with Rosaline, this all stopped once Romeo meets Juliet. Another example of love is between Romeo and Friar Lawrence. Romeo and Friar Lawrence love is different. This is because they share a brotherly type of love. ...read more.

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The brawl was sparked of because of hatred from previous bouts. Shakespeare deliberately makes this fight occur because of previous fights to emphasize how pointless the feud is. Another example of hatred is Tybalt at his uncle's party. Tybalt is only angry because a Montague has invaded his uncle's party. This is an example of pure hatred because he is only enraged because an enemy has entered the party. Youth and age is also a major contrast in the play. Older characters are shown to be calm during a situation while younger characters are quick to react during incidents. Older characters keep the feud going. They set a bad example to the younger characters by letting the feud expand and by involving the younger characters in the conflict. Shakespeare contrasts youth and age to show that not only the young can be na�ve. ?? ?? ?? ?? Uche Umewek ...read more.

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