Shakespeare has created a quintessential tragedy in which deepens the audience’s understanding of the universal themes of love, hate, conflict and death. The recurring focus on the tension between love and hate makes us reflect on how these themes govern upon human behavior. In the play Romeo and Juliet, the main characters for which Romeo and Juliet the denial of love and dominance of hate creates extreme loss, in this case, death. In progress, audiences have recognized that the death of two young people is entirely imprudent, creating a need for acceptance. Shakespeare relinquishes us a valuable insight into the power of hatred and reinforcing it with dramatic and literary techniques such as foreshadowing, embittering tone and comparison to elucidate that hate is contagious and destructive.
The Theme of Conflict in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In ‘Romeo and Juliet’ there is a big emphasis on conflict between the two families (the Montagues and the Capulets). Dramatists and scriptwriters have conflict in their dramas to create a tense setting with harsh and unpleasant words exchanged and threats between the two enemies. The conflict in Romeo and Juliet is supposed to be an ‘ancient grudge’ between the two families. Romeo and Juliet are from different families from one another but they still fall in love. The problem is that if any person from the opposite family were to go near each other, a fight is bound to occur.
These usually come from the characters and 'Romeo and Juliet' is rich in many different uses of language. The play 'Romeo and Juliet' is full of oppositions that beset the doomed lovers. In the prologue, we hear of an, "ancient grudge break to new mutiny." A clever use of language, oxymorons, highlight these oppositions. An oxymoron is usually a phrase, divided into two parts.
Violence and Conflict in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet It is the violence and conflict that make this play exciting and thrilling. You would think that Romeo and Juliet's main theme would be that of love. However, violence and conflict also became one of the main themes in this play. There were all kinds of examples of different types of disorder and conflict, brawls and fights between the two houses, the Montagues and Capulets, the violence of angry passion and the unnaturalness of love. At every turn the two lovers were faced with some kind of violence.
Oxymoron reflects the violence of feud that eventually consumes the love that evolves between Romeo and Juliet. The feud creates the passion of their new love as well as cause their downfall. Their deaths conveys that opposites become closer, including the force of the two dignified families, Montague and Capulet.
Is it too boisterous, and it pricks like a thorn" Romeo is saying here that love is painful and painful pleasure is another oxymoron used to describe pleasure in a painful sense. This quote is linked to fate and free will as well as love and hate. There are many antitheses in the play but the main opposite must be love and hate. Without each other there is no opposite. Romeo and Juliet found that fate was not on their side as the hate between the Capulets and Montagues eventually led to the death of them both.
An Aristotelian tragedy includes many different characteristics. It is a cause-and-effect chain and it contains the elements of catharsis, which is pity and fear, and hamartia, which is the tragic flaw embedded in the main characters. The famous play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is about two lovers of two different families who hate each other and the misdemeanors they have to surpass. Many debate on whether it is an Aristotelian tragedy or simply tragic. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet should be regarded as an Aristotelian tragedy because catharsis is exhibited in the play, Juliet’s blindness of love is shown, and Romeo’s impetuousness is the tragic flaw that leads to his demise.
This theme would be very poignant and interesting to the people in Shakespeare's time because they were scared of civil war. Nevertheless love is still a very strong theme in Romeo and Juliet. We see lots of different views and representations of love in this play but the only true or real love shown in the play is the love between Romeo and Juliet. I think Shakespeare chooses to do this to show us the strength of their love. The nurse as well as Gregory, Sampson and Mercutio talk a great deal about sexual love and their views of the roles of men and women.
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 couple's tragic deaths. In this essay I will discuss the violence and conflict in the play, Romeo and Juliet.
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.