Conflict in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Conflict meaning 'a state of opposition or a fight or struggle' is used in all good dramas, old and new. It makes the drama interesting. Conflict is mostly used by dramatists and script writers to make audiences interested in the drama, tense and wonder what will happen next. The play 'Romeo and Juliet' has to have a conflict because; it is one of the main themes in the play. The disagreements and fight between the two family, that is Capulet and he Montague, their children Romeo and Juliet who truly were in love with each other end up dying.
A few main violent images brought about by the work is that it is unfair, universal, and overpowering, yet it also ultimately serves as a sense of hope and rebirth. In Verona, the feud between the Capulets and Montagues reigns supreme, and rules seemingly over love, over justice, in an almost unfair manner, as "civil blood makes civil hands unclean". The image of violence being so unfair exists prominently in the deaths of so many of the cast. We see the two obvious images of the tragic death brought on by violence, in the two lovers Romeo and Juliet. Their young, pure lives are brought to a despicable end through the violence around them.
They are very bitter towards each other and Shakespeare uses different techniques to show the hatred between the two families. The plot thickens as Shakespeare kills of more characters; the play then concludes with both of the families calling a truce, however only after both of the lovers die. This is why the play is known to be a tragic play as events take place which are out of reach of the characters. It is then these events which decide the lover's fate. Before Shakespeare started writing, there was a great playwright called Aristotle, who had his own definition of the tragic genre.
My life is my foe’s debt’, ‘my only love sprung from my only hate’. This shows Romeo and Juliet have found out they are enemies. This creates drama because this also makes the audience wonder what will happen next and how the characters will react when they find out. In my opinion this is one of the most important scenes in the play because this is where Romeo and Juliet and begin a relationship together. I liked the end of the scene the most because this where Romeo and Juliet find out they are enemies.
Subsequently the audience would feel very anxious about Romeo and Juliet’s references to malign fate. Romeo is a very important character to the play. He is not introduced until nearer the end of Act 1. This creates ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd foreboding which has been created throughout the whole play is finally all pulled together in a very intense ending, where the two lovers both commit suicide because of a rushed mistake. The audience feel a great sense of tragedy as the death of the lovers would not have happened if they had an extra few minutes.
The next line, ?where civil blood makes civil hands unclean?, gives us the impression that the conflict between the Montagues also involves many other people, which helps to show the extent of the conflict. This is reinforced by the fact that even the servants of the families are quarrelling during the beginning of the play, just before the big fight that involves the whole of Verona. Shakespeare shows this by making the servant use insults that were used at ... ... middle of paper ... ...o and Juliet as a tragic production. This is because without conflict the story would not carry the message of how people should put their quarrels to bed before they have disastrous effects and make you realise that people should live together in peace and harmony. Conflict is the backbone of the play with one major feud branching off into many other smaller feuds between various characters.
This is shown in some of the later film adaptations of the play. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play so a lot of the scenes contain conflict. Romeo is from the Montague family and Juliet from the Capulet. These two families’s hated each other. So when Romeo and Juliet fall deeply in love there is obviously going to be a lot of conflict in the play.
This is my favorite scene because it has a broken friendship that causes us to see Romeo's violent side that has not yet been exposed in the play. This scene also lets the play move on and is a surprise coming after the scene were Romeo and Juliet are married. I think that this play has a mixture of both violence and love but more violence, but I could think this because the violence in the play is more emphasized even though love and destiny are the main themes.
I think Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play. Although it is focused on the romance between Romeo and Juliet, there is still a lot of violence throughout the play mainly involving the Capulets and Montagues, and finally the deaths of the two lovers.
Then out of this hate comes a 'pair of star-crossed lovers' to 'take their lives.' This tragedy of Romeo and Juliet seems unstoppable right from the start. Throughout the play the audience watches that 'fearful passage of their death-mark'd love'. But who was responsible for the tragedy of the two lovers? Or was it just inevitable fate?