Conflict in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Essay

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Conflict in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play about the love relationship between the young Romeo and Juliet, who belong to 2 ancient family names that hold a grudge against each other, the Montagues and the Capulets. There are also many other conflicts which ultimately stop Romeo and Juliet form being together. The story was written by the famous play writer, William Shakespeare, and originated the poem, 'the Tragicalle Historye' of Romeo and Juliet written in 1452. Throughout the play conflict is a very important issue and was the main reason the relationship ended in tragedy. In Romeo and Juliet, conflict is the focal point of the play as most of…show more content…
However the pride each family holds has turned into rivalry for control, power and fighting for the family name. The feud also runs in the background through the whole play and is branched off into other smaller feuds such as Romeo and Tybalt and Juliet and her father. We can already see that the conflict is already a major driving force of the play and helps to fuel the tragedy. The effect the feud has on the play is that we can already see that the relationship between Romeo and Juliet would be fairly prohibiting and would be seen in the eyes of Montague and Capulet as deceitful and dishonourable. Already there is a major issue that will always prevent Romeo and Juliet having a stable relationship and helps to leas to the tragic and unfortunate deaths of the lovers. Another major effect it has on the play is that it helps to create all the other feuds and creates an unwelcome hostility between the two families. The idea of the relationship ending in tragedy through this conflict is shown by fate, referring to Romeos dreams and the stars, ?star crossed lovers?. Another conflict that is important in the play is Romeos inner conflict about his ?love? for Rosaline, his first lover. However Benvolio believes that his love for Rosaline is merely lust. Romeo tries to fight this idea by using flowery language to
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