William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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Hayley Beckmann Beckmann 1 May 8, 2016 ENGL 1312 70 Mr. Oliver The Love that Changed Everything Two families at war, a love so forbidding it’s deadly, referring of course to the classic William Shakespeare play of “Romeo and Juliet”, set in Verona, Italy. The play examines two families, the Montauges and the Capulets caught in an ongoing battle of hate, however two of the children manage to find love. All is not fair in love and war, and this play examines some examples of how love and hate correlate to each other in this captivating tale of “Romeo and Juliet”. It’s a feud so deep and long lasting it seems that nothing can keep these families from fighting. The play opens up with a scene where two servants of the house of Capulet run into some servants of the house of Montauge on the street. Sampson one of the Capulet servants states “Nay, as they dare I will bite my thumb at them, which is a disgrace to them if they bear it” (Shakespeare 7). We see early on that the feud isn’t just family fighting, but also the servants. Tybalt one of Juliet’s cousins known to be hot headed when it comes to the Montagues, he walks up to the servants and states with his sword drawn “what, drawn , and talk of peace? I hate the word As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee,” (Shakespeare 8) from early on Shakespeare wants the reader to Beckmann 2 understand just how much the two families hate each other and how they can
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