External Conflict In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In Romeo and Juliet, both Shakespeare and Luhrmann explore the idea that familial love can lead to external conflict. In both texts, many scenarios of conflict occur between the Montagues and Capulets, and family loyalty is portrayed as its source. During the service station scene, the Montagues are dressed in loose, exuberant clothing that complements their easy-going nature, whereas the Capulets are dressed in dark, tight-fitting clothing that augments their tense, more serious nature. Their respective loyalties and contrasting identities, represented by Luhrmann through costuming, intensify the quarrel between them. Shakespeare’s use of figurative language serves a similar idea. In the lines “To move is to stir, and to be valiant is to stand.
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