Examples Of Violence In Romeo And Juliet

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According to Derek Landy, a famous irish author and screenwriter, “ Violence is never the answer, until it’s the only answer.” This message stays true in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In this dreamful play, there are two passionate lovers. On one hand there is Romeo, belonging to the Montague family, and on the other hand there is Juliet, belonging to the Capulet family. Unfortunately, for Romeo and Juliet, their families have been fighting in a never ending feud against each other. This feud has proven to be very pricy for both families. Mercutio, Romeo's best friend was killed by Tybalt, Juliet's cousin, while Tybalt was stabbed to death by Romeo. Unfortunately, Violence can put an end to problems, because of the love it creates. There has been many examples of hateful love coming to life in …show more content…

One example is after Juliet's first encounter with Romeo at the party. When finding out the Romeo is from the enemy’s family, she tells her personal guardian, “ My only love, sprung from my only hate!” (Shakespeare III.v.147). This shows that even Juliet realizes that her true love rose from those who she was supposed to hate. This proves that violence can put an end to problems, because Romeo's problem of finding true love is solved due to the enmity of the families. Another example, of violence turning into love is when the prince, prince of Verona, tells the Montagues and Capulets that the heavens decided to punish them, due to the death of Romeo and Juliet. The prince states, “ That heavens finds means to kill your joy with love” (V.iii.304). This shows that even the prince believes that the loss of both Romeo and Juliet will bring love into the feuding families hearts. This proves that violence can put an

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