William Shakespeare's Presentation of Conflict in Romeo and Juliet
There are many examplesof different conflict in Romeo and Juliet such
as inner conflict, familly conflict, love and hate also fate and
freewill. Conflict takes place straight away in act 1 scene i with
strong physical violence, both families have a history of hate and
enjoy showing physicalprowess, they love a good fight making it very
dramatic. Prince Escalus arrives and warns the two families "if you
ever disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfiet"
leaving you in suspense. Audience left in acute suspense on what is
going to happen next.
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Shakespeare dearly believes in love at first sight and fate.
I believe fate does happen and it happens alot. This makes good drama
because it leave you wanting more. The conflict in Romeo and Juliet
serves as a constant reminder of the conflicts being portrayed.
In act 3 scene 1 ther is violent conflict between Tybalt and Mercutio
and then between Tybalt nad Romeo. Tension mounts as Tybalt looks for
Romeo but Mercutio starts to provoke Tybalt by play fighting in a
humerous way, but Romeos arrives and tries to avoid fighting Tybalt,
audience in suspense " love thee better thou than canst devise"
Mercutio is ebraged by Romeos cowerdice when he refuses to fight , but
the audiense know why he wont fight as they are aware of Romeos love
for the Capulets. Tension still mounting when Mercutio and Tybalt
carry on play fighting, but Romeos tries splitting them apart then
Mercutio is wounded "i was hurt under your arm" This tragedy happens
,and the audience give sympathy for the comical Mercutio, but the
audience aslo fear what Romeos outcome will be, will he fight Tybalt
or not? Tension mounts again when Tybalt returns for Romeo, they fight
and Tybalt falls to the ground, rising tension audience aware of what
the consiquences will be.
There is inner conflict in act 3 scene 2 when Juliet finds out what
Romeo has done to her cousin Tybalt. Shakespearse use of language is
used as a constant reminder of Juliet inner turmoil. Juliet torn apart
with grief calls her beautiful husband every horrible name she can
think of. Her husband after three hours of marriage has killed her
cousin. The way speaks is as if she has been decieved , she...