Romeo and Juliet Heritage Essay

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All throughout the play conflict is inevitable especially in the midpoint of the play. The first indication that violence will occur is in the prologue, where it states: ‘From ancient grudge break to new mutiny’ this extract shows that conflict will be inevitable as the conflict between the two families as been going on for ages and a new problem will arise. Also ‘ancient’ is used to describe the grudge this shows that the conflict has gone on for so long that no-one really knows why the conflict even started anymore. Their servants are just locked in conflict with each over. Act 3/Scene 1 in Romeo and Juliet is the midpoint of the play and the most conflict riddled, whether it is via direct physical conflict, the speech and words of characters or the weather/ atmosphere itself, there is conflict around every corner At the start of the play Benvolio is the first to speak stating that ‘these hot days, is the mad blood stirring’. This is foreshadowing future events in the scene as the scorching hot temperature is effecting peoples moods, making them agitated and cold cause a character to have an outburst (emotional or physical… or both). This will inevitably cause conflict with no way to prevent it. Even though Benvolio’s name comes from the term ‘benevolent’, he will have no effect in his effort to keep the peace. Not much further into the scene Tybalt appears -which screams trouble- looking for Romeo, when he does find him,(after previously having an argument with Mercutio), he ends their ‘conversation’ by saying, ‘ well peace be with you sir: here comes my man’. Which is his way of saying that he has found the person he was looking for, but I think Mercutio takes it the wrong way and thinks that Tybalt is calling Romeo one of his (Tybalt’s) men, his followers, which makes Mercutio angry, and with a stern reply: ‘But I’ll be hanged, sir, if he wear your livery:

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