Themes Presented in Shakespeare's Tragic Play Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous plays in history, which is written by William Shakespeare. This play is Shakespeare’s first play about tragedy. Romeo and Juliet is a very deep and profound play about two ‘star-crossed’ lovers met at a ball. Within this play Shakespeare used deep, complex language to describe their insightful character also their actions towards each other. Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers from families who have set a grudge upon each other, in this complex piece of art William Shakespeare has put the protagonist within ruinous events where love is hard and where love has to be flawless.

The plot of Romeo and Juliet is as I said earlier, about two star-crossed lovers met at a ball. Although they have feelings towards each other, they still have their grudging families as barriers between their love, the Montagues and the Capuletes.

The play starts with a fight between two gangs from opposing families. After that Romeo and his friends go to the Capulet’s ball in disguises after a little time Romeo catches an eye of Juliet who he straight-forwardly falls in love with, at the same time Juliet’s eyes meet Romeo’s, she also falls within the illusion of love as well. Everyone agrees for the marriage to go on but however the antagonist, Tybalt refuses the marriage to exceed any longer, for that reason he tries to kill Romeo, but as Romeo tries to reason with him, Tybalt, with his confused manner tries to cut Romeo with his sword. But then Mercutio steps in and declares to fight with him. As Tybalt get furious he stabs into Mercutio’s torso but Mercutio with his male pride just laughs and says “ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch”, but obviously he struggle to breathe and then he dies. With anger, Romeo kills T...

... middle of paper ...; the Capulates, abroad; And if we meet we shall not 'scape a brawl, for now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring', all the information he gives within this dialogue is all filled with dramatic irony and forshadowing towards this scene, for example 'mad blood stirring ' is ironic because 'blood' relates to Mercutios death and also he says that all the 'Capulates, abroad' this causes suspiction for the audience that trouble is about to come, in this verse benvolio almost fortells the whole scene to the audience but suspecting the death of Mercutio was very scarse. also nearly at the end of the play prince asks Benvolio for what happened at fight scene, from this we see that prince has the trust for Bevolio's explanation which relates to his name 'good willed', the prince has trust for him because he has a good will which wants too keep peace between people.
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