Violent Scenes in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Essay

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Violent Scenes in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet "Romeo and Juliet" is a tragic play, which is about a feud between two families of Verona, causing the deaths of two young lovers. This is apparent in the haunting opening passage of the play - "Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood makes civil hands unclean" Although it is a play about love there are many scenes that contain violence and conflict. The play opens with a feud between the Capulets and Montagues and ends with the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The violence in the play happens because of a long standing feud between two families, which leads to the …show more content…

Sir" asks Abram "I do bite my thumb sir" replies Sampson, presenting them with a challenge. Tybalt (Juliet's cousin) tries to pick a fight with Benvolio (Romeo's cousin). This is shown when Tybalt says "Talk of peace I hate the word as I hate hell, all the montagues and thee", the two men begin to fight. The citizens of Verona rush to take sides. Lord Capulet and Montague arrive, and begin to argue. The reason they dislike each is because of a long standing feud. They then begin to fight, Lord Capulet calls for his long sword - "Give me my long sword ho!" The two wives Lady Montague and Lady Capulet, try to restrain their husbands at first but then the Prince arrives, he tries to make peace, and he warns the Capulets and Montagues that "If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace." Once the Prince leaves the mood of the scene changes. The scene begins with war and we then hear about the love. Benvolio tells Lady Montague about Romeo's infatuation with Rosaline. We then see the extent of Romeo's love sickness, he is miserable and happy at the same time. The phrase "Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health" is Romeo's way of expressing his mixed emotions. Benvolio then offers him sympathy and Romeo talks about his

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