Conflict In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Conflict is one of the many ways Shakespeare used to spice up the play of Romeo and Juliet. Not to mention that conflict is a recurring theme within the play as it intertwines with several other themes to importantly show the relationship of conflict to tragedy. He explores conflict to bring the significance of tragedy within the play, this can be observed that the idea of conflict has been dispersed throughout the play. This can be seen as when conflicts build up and unveil itself in a chain till the death of Romeo and Juliet, this intensifies what Shakespeare depicts the conflict as a means of proving the worth of conflict in the play. Since the play of Romeo and Juliet was set In Verona, during the Renaissance period, it was the rebirth of Art and beauty, showcasing nobility, humility, and dignity. Nevertheless, Shakespeare pictures Verona with satire as it is shown in Romeo and Juliet to be full of conflict and turmoil. Shakespeare has done this in many different unique ways by exploiting means of language, form, writing techniques and structure to further develop the conflicts. He uses social norms and expectations to set the atmosphere of the overall play, yet he utilizes different character to further set up the conflict. While he coats his conflict with paradoxical ideas to create contrasts and it…show more content…
For an example, in the Patriarchal Elizabethan society, one’s masculinity should not be taken for granted and that it should be honored for its own solidity. So when, the servants start the brawl by biting their thumb, “ Do you bite your thumb at us, sir ?” and they have to contain their masculinity as it was such a big deal especially when one says “ Draw if you be men!”. This also prolongs the conflict between Romeo and Tybalt, as Tybalt insults Romeo to a duel, yet Romeo refuses to duel, thus Mercutio steps in to defend Romeo’s
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