Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' deals with the central themes of love and conflict through all the characters. We see the themes of love mainly through Romeo and Juliet, and we see the theme of conflict mainly through the two families (the Montague's and Capulets). Many different themes come together including violence and conflict between the two families, death and sacrifice for love.

In this scene we see Romeo and Juliet's first meeting which is when Romeo says, "What lady's that which doth enrich the hand of yonder Knight?" He is so insanely in love with Juliet that he forgets about his love for Rosaline. However, there is also a threat of violence from Tybalt who sees Romeo and wants to kill him .Capulet asks him to ignore it but he is still angry. As the final scene in act one, it is important that an audience feels anxious about what will happen to Romeo and Juliet as the play unfolds. The theme of love is a strong emotion between two people. Conflict is the complete opposite with disagreement between people.

In this scene there are several examples of love such as Capulet and Juliet, Juliet and her nurse, Romeo and Juliet. For example, Romeo says, "Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw such true beauty till this night." This suggests that he has fallen in love at first sight. We also see the language of conflict in this scene, for example, "this, by his voice, should be a Montague fetch me my papier, boy". This shows that Tybalt is very angry with a Montague being at the party and wants to put his sword through him. This type of language suggests to an audience that something will happen later in the play. Shakespeare also uses religious metaphors to show how pure and sacred the love is, Juliet says," good pilgrim." When talking to him she implies that she is devoted.

The play opens with Romeo discussing love in terms of his love for Rosaline. When Romeo says," in sadness cousin, I love a woman," we can see from...

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