Jannatul muna Mrs. Davidson
Romeo & Juliet
In Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, the presence of conflict is extraordinary. Conflicts consist of two opposing characters; the conflict can be external as in a struggle between two characters or internal as in a struggle between a character's actions and his/her conscience. The major conflicts the play focuses on is endearment and despise the family feud of Capulet's against the Montague's as well as love and fate. The conflicts are shown through the use of powerful language and many linguistic techniques.
The play begins with the main conflict between the Capulets and the Montagues in Verona. These two powerful families had been feuding for years to the point that no one remembers the cause of their hate towards each other. In the prologue, the term "Ancient grudge", tells the audience that the conflict between Capulets and Montagues has been going on for generations. One of the conflicts started when he servants of the two houses started a fight out of a simple argument. In the servant's brawl, the Capulet servants picked a fight in the streets by "biting their thumbs" at the Montague servants. As seen on the story, “What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee. Coward! Act 1, sc. 1, lines 71-73.” It then escalates to a full blown battle with even the ladies and lords getting involved .In the end, the Prince intervened and said "If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives will pay the forfeit of the peace. Act 1, sc. 1, lines 98-99.” The most serious conflict was the scene where Mercutio picks a fight with Tybalt. Mercutio draws his sword on Tybalt. Tybalt accepts this challenge and they fight. Romeo remembers the Prince's threat and...