Romeo and Juliet is conflict and love. Conflict and love are both shown through characterization in all of the characters. In the beginning, we see Juliet 's character as a little young child who obeys her family duties. When she meets, Romeo, her character is taken on a rollercoaster of emotions. Juliet 's character is the source of conflict and we see this through her developing actions. Romeo creates Juliet into this powerful young women. Romeo is so important to Juliet that she does not want to loose him. Conflict begins to arise when things actually take off. Once they are together on the balcony, is when they both realize that they are meant for each other. That true love is true and that they are destined for the stars. True love is
The play Romeo and Juliet' is about two families who have been fighting for years. When Romeo falls in love with Juliet and Juliet falls in love with Romeo, there are many consequences, including the deaths of a member of each family Mercutio and Tybalt.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in the time of Elizabeth I. Romeo & Juliet is one of his most famous plays and has always been extremely popular in mainstream and in contemporary media, mainly because the ideals and issues brought up in the play are still very valid in modern times. The play revolves around the, aptly named, Romeo & Juliet and their forbidden love and their struggle to love one another with each others families, Capulets and Montagues, feuding with each other, underneath the romanticism it is a story of a plan going wrong. I am going to analyse and interpret how two very contrasting things; love and violence relate to each other in the play, the effect they have on the characters and the events that
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Romeo and Juliet is a play about decisions, and more importantly, about action which comes after the decisions. The play demonstrates how love and hate can impair the decision making process, which in turn creates foolish actions. The main characters make decisions based on hate or love, and the actions cause unforeseeable consequences. For all actions, there are consequences - and the more important the action is, the more serious the consequence. The actions in Romeo and Juliet were fuelled by hate.
The Capulets and Montagues are two Italian families in the play Romeo and Juliet, and they have been feuding since before the oldest persons in both families can remember. This ancient feud causes deaths on both sides. The feud most likely began with an act of direct violence, direct violence being when physical action is taken against another being. Possibly someone killed or hurt someone in the other family, and that led to increasingly more skirmishes. The direct violence then led to cultural violence, the justification of violence in peoples’ minds, as people became used to all of the skirmishes, as well as more direct violence. That then led and leads to structural violence, violence justification in government, as the government did and does nothing to stop the fighting. The structural violence then leads to more direct and cultural, and the whole cycle continues. This vicious cycle can be diagrammed in ways such as the “violence triangle” (Johan Galtung 1990, p.294). This image puts each type of violence in a corner, and the cycle can begin with any type and eventually lead to both others, for “violence breeds violence” (J. Galtung 1990, p. 295). Because of this cycle, Romeo and Juliet’s deaths could be prevented in more ways than one. Cultural and structural violence are the reasons for the outcome of Romeo and Juliet because they are culpable for the continued feuding between the two families.
When many people think of Romeo and Juliet, they almost immediately associate it with one of the greatest love stories of all times. What people do not associate it with is violence. The truth is that violence is the greatest factor that moves the story along. The very first scene of the play opens with a sword duel between servants of the Montagues and Capulets. The friction continues throughout the story, and by the end of the story, five people who were healthy and youthful end up dead because of the tension between the two families. In the same way that violence affected the citizens of Verona, violence can have an enormous impact on society.
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Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet violence is the result of love. “ For never was there a story of more woe than that of Juliet and her Romeo”(V.III. ).Violence in Romeo and Juliet is the direct result of secrecy, and family feuding.
In the all-to popular romantic tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, and through feud between families, Shakespeare stages a conflict between reason and passion. There are two types of passion; passionate love and passionate violence. Passion is present throughout the whole play in one form or another. The key scenes that demonstrated the conflict between passionate love and reason are in the Balcony Scene- filled with their wedding vows- that occurs the night after he goes to the Capulet ball and when the Friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet together. Conflict between passionate violence and reason was the fight that resulted in the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. The death scene; however, was a mix of the two types of passion.
Shakespeare is the second most quoted writer in the English language – after the various writers of the Bible. This being said Shakespeare has been read by many and understood by some. These are the people who can fully comprehend the themes of his works. The main themes of Romeo and Juliet are violence and fate because the feud between the Montagues and Capulets and the violent end that the two lovers had.
Although he lived hundreds of years ago, the works of William Shakespeare are still read all around the world today. The timeless themes from his plays can still be applied to everyday life, with one example being one of Romeo and Juliet’s themes, that violence shouldn’t be used unless all else fails.
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Romeo and Juliet is a play about two young lovers, whose love was for destruction from the beginning because of the hatred between the two families, Montagues and Capulets. Therefore, the themes of love and hate are very important in the play as the plot is driven by these two themes. Shakespeare brings out the love between the two rivals through Romeo and Juliet and their relationships with the Friar and the Nurse.