This personal hate can be seen by the servants fighting on the streets of Verona. This event emphasises that the hate caused by the feud has filtered down through the families and is played out in public by the servants of the households. The effect of the family feud is also depicted through the Prince stating that they “have thrice disturb’d the quiet of our streets,” referring to the “three civil brawls”. Another example of how hate in the form of family feud drives the play is Friar Lawrence’s motivation to marry Romeo and Juliet. This is only built on the family feud as he wishes to “turn (their) households’ rancour to pure love” and end the “ancient grudge.” The subsequent events of
William Shakespeare often writes about tragedy in a unique way. A great example of this is his play Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet, many characters are to blame for the deaths because of their character flaws and harsh decisions. Some of the characters to blame are Tybalt, Friar Lawrence, Romeo, Juliet, and Mercutio. In the play there is this ongoing war between the Motagues and the Capulets.
The Impetuousness of Romeo The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare presents the moral and social shaping of Romeo’s personality. Through the text Romeo continuously makes illogical decisions that all lead to his death. Romeo’s down fall is a result of irrational and impulsive behaviour he displayed throughout the text. This is conveyed when Romeo consumed in anger killed Tybalt, when Romeo fought with Paris without knowing who he was fighting and when Romeo killed himself not realizing Juliet was still alive. This is some of the proof in the text of Romeo’s impulsiveness.
In Act 2 scene 6 , Friar Lawrence’s soliloquy, he says that “these violent delights have violent ends.” So, as Shakespeare builds up each scene , bringing in the main characters of the play, the audience is warned that although the play circles around the love theme, it is also closely linked to violence and fate. Act 1 scene 1 shows a family feud between the Montague and Capulet’s servants . Violence runs constantly throughout the play. Even on the streets the servants verbally abuse each other. However, fate plays a more definite role in this play.
Overall this scene of opposites is set within context of the lovers that are opposites in family caught in a feud that ultimately leads to tragedy. Throughout the entire play notion of opposing sides is represented by constant physical battles as Levin describes “the brawl of Act I renewed again by the contretemps of Act III and completed by the sword play of Act V.” The notion of chaos often reflected in Shakespearean tragedy highlighted in Romeo and Juliet by the explosion of the feud between Montague and
She taunts him and goads him on with meddling accusations, in Act 1 Scene 7 she repeatedly tells him he is not a real man because he will not do it, “When thou durst do it, then you were a man” This is a key phrase which angers Macbeth and persuades him to do it to prove her wrong. Before the murder Macbeth is still anxious about committing an act of such betrayal and even hallucinates there is a dagger leading him towards Duncan’s room, thus beginning the famous speech; “Is this a dagger which I see before me…”. Even before that he performs a soliloquy in which he questions his motives to kill Duncan, he realises that he has no motive other than ambition for he says himself that Duncan has not been an immoral or unruly king, “ Besides, this Duncan Hath
Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy Hamlet, follows Seneca’s use of long rhetorical speeches, an appearance of some kind of ghost and the one line exchanges. These features were all later used in tragedies by Elizabethan playwrights. This play starts with a crime committed by an individual and the protagonist seeks to avenge for his blood relation, his own father, in spite of everything, even death. Shakespeare uses emotive language to portray Hamlets deep suffering and remorse for his father, on top of his mother’s announcement of marriage to Hamlets uncle. “Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!
In Macbeth, guilt is an important theme because it is what eventually drives Macbeth and his wife mad. Shakespeare uses the image of blood as a symbol of guilt and wrongdoing, and it appears, mostly in their minds, when the characters are experiencing feelings of remorse or guilt. After Duncan’s murder, Lady Macbeth seems sure that ‘A little water clears us of this deed’. However, she sees blood on her hands, symbolic of guilt, throughout the rest of the play that she cannot clean off, no matter how much water she uses. Macbeth is visited by the ghost of Banquo, who he murdered to protect his secret.
ROMEO & JULIET Examine the ending of the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. What causes the tragic ending? Is it brought up by the actions or the characteristics of the protagonists or is it caused by ill-fated destiny? Romeo and Juliet, one of the most renowned plays by the immortal playwright, William Shakespeare, is a tragedy about two destined, or “star-crossed” lovers, and of how because of their ill-fated love, things and people around them changed, and in the end, led to disaster. The play begins with the prologue, where the audience is introduced to the situation they are plunged directly into – the feud, and a “pair of star-crossed lovers”, whose deaths “bury their parents’ strife”.
the conclusion; who is to blame? the bully because he was the one who physically damaged him or you because you hid like a coward behind your friend. now you're probly thinking what does that scenario got to do with romeo and juliet, if you think carefully back to the scene where mercutio was stabed by tybalt you'll soon come to understand that because of romeo's cowardly approach he was the cause of his best friends death. There are so many factors to figure in to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet that it's difficult to pinpoint just one. The entire play leads up to their deaths, suggesting that their deaths are the effect of a cause.