Have the things humans do changed over the past hundreds of years? Or will human nature ever change?
Good morrow class, Today I will be talking about the themes violence, revenge and authority in the play Romeo & Juliet, how they have reflected on many issues that have occurred today and what they have taught us about life. These themes have occurred in everyday life and are continuing to occur all throughout the world. The events that occurred in Verona are relatively similar to our society today where groups are against each other causing violence, wanting to seek revenge, and the actions by authority that have been put in place to minimise the actions of these groups and their grudges against each other.
Firstly, the violence that we see in the play by the Montague’s and The Capulet’s, who are two noble families, in the town of Verona is similar to what we witnessed in 2006 in the Cronulla Race Riots, between people of Lebanese background and Australians. In both cases, these groups were so alike each other yet they had their differences. As quoted in the prologue of the play “two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona” stating they were both noble families in Verona however, because of an Ancient grudge they were against each other quoted “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean”. In, both cases the two groups pointlessly assaulted each other in street brawls and fights over a little grudge which was not worth fighting over. These actions, aswell as other conflicts that have occurred due to peoples differences have taught us that not everyone is the same. We should be accepting of one another’s differences and we shouldn’t use violence in trying to resolve issues. We can’t just go around bashing everyone that’s different to us, can we?
The second theme I have chosen, Revenge is seen in the play when Tybalt from the Capulet family wants to fight Romeo who is from the Montague family for gate...