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Exploring Contrasting Natures from Romeo and Juliet

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Shakespeare plays have fascinated audiences with their ability to seemingly portray the depth of the meanings and descriptions of each scene. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was for many years the world’s best love story and influenced readers and writers from around the world. Understanding the contrasting natures is one of the most important themes in this play and underpins the plot. Love and hate, life and death, lastly, missions and reality will only increase every reader’s sense of curiosity. Shakespeare’s play is about two families that hate each other for no obvious reason. This fight has dragged on for a long time in Verona, Italy where the play is set. In Verona there are public disturbances between the two families, Capulets and Montagues. It became such a problem that the prince announces “I have an interest in your hate’s proceeding, / My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a bleeding;” (Romeo and Juliet 3:1: 186-87). The families’ feud creates a creepy and dismal atmosphere in Verona, and this leads the Prince to promulgate the rule with both families. Public disturbances will not happen again and if it does then they will take any fighter’s lives in front of those both families. As the reader may notice, the Capulets and the Montagues’ hatred and indignation grew as the feuds escalated. At the Capulet’s party, Tybalt does not accept Romeo being a part of the party saying “I will not endure him” (Romeo and Juliet, 1: 5: 76) and convinces Capulet to drive Romeo out of the room. Although, Capulet accepts Romeo to enjoy the party, “He shall be endured./ What, goodman boy! I say he shall. Go to!”(Romeo and Juliet, 1: 5: 77-78). However, at the end of the play both families finally realize that they have done something wr... ... middle of paper ... ...s when Friar supposed to follow rules that he should observe. Therefore, Friar Lawrence’s intention to solve the problem of the feuding families actually ended up in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Understanding the Romeo and Juliet’s contrasting natures, love and hate, life and death, at last but not least, missions and reality provides greater insight into how Shakespeare dominate the history of world’s literature culture and serve as a international icon for the past 500 years. If one of the two is missing, then the other one would not exist. Vivian, “There isn’t growing without battles; there isn’t light without darkness; there isn’t freedom without chains; there isn’t happiness without sorrow. That’s life, a bittersweet melody.” March 27, 2011, Comment. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet Ed. John Crowther. New York: Coles Note, 2003. Print.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how shakespeare plays have fascinated audiences with their ability to seemingly portray the depth of the meanings and descriptions of each scene. romeo and juliet was for many years the world's best love story and influenced readers and writers.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare's play is about two families that hate each other for no obvious reason. the feud creates a creepy and dismal atmosphere in verona, and the prince promulgates the rule with both families.
  • Explains that romeo and juliet's sacrifice deeply impacts verona. their deaths help to rebuild civil peace and love in this embattled society.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare introduces many contrasting factors and compares them to our lives in romeo and juliet.
  • Analyzes how friar lawrence, the head of the church, marries romeo and juliet for political purposes rather than religious reasons.
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