Theme of Hatred and Revenge in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Theme of Hatred and Revenge in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet How Shakespeare conveys the theme of hatred and revenge throughout Romeo and Juliet. The theme of hatred and revenge is present throughout the whole text. I am going to identify and explore how each dramatic event can be linked back to hatred and revenge or both and how this effects the ending of this terrible tragedy. At the start of the play Shakespeare manages to create an atmosphere of unthinking violence which is shared by the entire community in fewer than a hundred lines. Act 1, scene 1, line 70 spoken by citizens "clubs, bills and partisans! Strike! Beat them down! Down with the Capulets! Down with the…show more content…
He is very important and respected, containing the actions that are made through the on-going feud. We can observe this as when he departs the scenes the mood changes from one of violence and confusion too peace and order. Examples of this are first of all seen in the first scene of act 1 from line 80-101 when he makes a very powerful speech, which ends the fighting at once, and disperses the crowds. "On pain of torture, from those bloody handles, Throw your mistemper'd weapons to the ground". The mood also changes when Lady Montague asks of her son Romeo, through worry. Act 1 scene 1 line 114 "O where is Romeo? Saw you him to-day?" Here we can see how Shakespeare makes a huge leap from violence to love which is effective as it keeps the peace in the scene but also interests the audience again. As the story unfolds, we see how unhappy Romeo is, which made me forget about all, the troubles of before and I began to feel sorry for Romeo. We can see he is unhappy by what his father tells Benvolio (Act 1 scene 1 line 130) "With tears augmenting (adding to) the fresh morning's dew." I also feel this emotion expressed by Lady Capulet, solely as a mother and not a fictional character, helped to get the real characterisation across to the audience. Friar Laurence also plays a key role in the theme of hatred because he intends to use the
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