Examples Of Conflict In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Essay Have you ever questioned what motivates a story. What pushes it to get to the parts where drama, excitement, or fear are at their finest? Romeo and Juliet is one of those tales.
As you read you will learn how the conflict in Shakespeare's story of Romeo and Juliet is able to motivate the story. The conflict between the montagues and the capulets tells the tale of a passionate love story between the son of Montague Romeo and the daughter of capulet Juliet. The plot in Romeo and Juliet is driven by the two families hate for each other that becomes the conflict of this story causing all of these events to happen over Romeo and Juliet's love for each other. As the story tells of Romeo and Juliet it is a story about love
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Romeo meets up with his cousin Benvolio and dear friend Mercutio. As Romeo complains that he has no one to love Mercutio makes the decision that they will go to Capulet's party after mistakenly being invited by the clown that was sent out to invite the guests. “Clown: God gi’ good e’en; I pray, sir, can you read? Romeo: Ay, mine own fortune in my misery. Clown: Perhaps you have learned without book. But I pray can read anything you see? Romeo: Ay, if I know the letters and language. Clown: Ye say honestly; rest you merry. Romeo: A fair assembly. Whither should they come?” (Shakespeare I. i. 58-74). Since the Clown can’t read he asks Romeo for his assistance in understanding the message. After Romeo explains the message, he starts to question as to where they’re to be, the Clown explains they’re to go to his masters home and invites them thus being a type of motivation in the story. “Romeo: Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too? Juliet: Ay, pilgrim, lips that must be used in prayer. Romeo: O, then dear saint, let lips do what hands do; they pray; grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.” (Shakespeare I. ii. 99-101). They set aside the fact that they’re Montague and Capulet and only think of love. This is the main motivation of having to love each other in secret and the war between the…show more content…
Romeo travels to the vault to see Juliet after word gets out about her death to join her in Heaven. As the Night Watch discover the scene Montague and Capulet enter as well as Friar lawrence who briefly explains it all and how it came to be. “Friar lawrence: I will be brief for my short date of breath is not so long as is a tedious tale. Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet, and she, there dead, that Romeo’s faithful wife. I married them, and their stol’n marriage day was Tybalt’s doomsday, whose untimely death banished the new-made bridgeroom from this city; for whom, and did not for Tybalt, Juliet pined. You, to remove that siege of grief from her, betrothed and would have married her perforce to County Paris.” (Shakespeare V. iii. 233-243). Friar Lawrence explains the sight of Romeo and Juliet corpses to the Night Watch and the two families that they were in love. He explains that the family feud would’ve been able to end if they were married, until Romeo was banished. “Prince: Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, see, what scourge is laid upon your hate, that Heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!” (Shakespeare V. iii. 295-298). After the prince confirms Friar Lawrence’s innocence he confronts Capulet and Montague about how this conflict between them has
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