Balance In Romeo And Juliet

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The Balance within Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet There is a sense of balance present in all of our lives. In the tragic play of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses balance to indicate that the structure of the play and the two families are equal. At the beginning of the play, the characters are introduced with a sense of balance. In the middle, the balance is found within the friends and family of Romeo and Juliet. Lastly in the end of the play, the loss of loved ones and the isolation indicates balance. Shakespeare best display a well-balanced play to build the plot that leads to a tragic ending. In the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, the balance of the play is crucial to develop and introduce the plot and characters. In the first act, the…show more content…
In the third act, Tybalt challenges Romeo to a fight due to the fact that Romeo crashed Capulet’s party. However Romeo did not want to fight his cousin in law so he said, “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee, doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such greeting. Villain I am none” (3.1.59-61). Romeo’s reasons were pardoned since Tybalt is very short-tempered, in result he began attacking Romeo, and Romeo did not fight back. However, Mercutio could not bear to stand down without a fight, his actions later on ended his life. Romeo was enraged with the death of his best friend and said, “Now, Tybalt, take thee “villain” back again that late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company: either thou or I, or both must go with him.” (3.1.121-125) This line and his rage is what caused Romeo to kill Tybalt. The tragic events caused Mercutio (Montague) and Tybalt (Capulet) to lose their lives. The death of the two love ones and friends of Romeo and Juliet provided a balance of characters between the two…show more content…
These true and effective lines ended the long grudge between the Montagues and Capulets. Old Montague and Capulet shook hands and decided to build a statue of Romeo and Juliet. Lastly, the isolation of the parents from their children is what helped the two households to forget about their grudge and made the tragic events of the story equal to both sides. Shakespeare uses balance to enhance the development of the plot that leads to tragic events. In the very beginning of Romeo and Juliet, the introduction of the characters provided a sense of balance. The middle displayed balance within the loss of Romeo ad Juliet’s loved ones and friends. Lastly, the ending of the play displayed that isolation of their parents and loss of loved ones helped to finalized the main idea of balance. It is hard to strive for balance, but it is what makes the ending worth
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