Hate Revealed In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, are the children of two families who hate each other. They meet at a ball hosted by Juliet’s father and decide to secretly marry. Shortly after their marriage, Juliet’s hotheaded cousin Tybalt is looking for a fight against Romeo, and Romeo’s friend Mercutio, duels with him too protect Romeo’s name. Tybalt murders Mercutio and Romeo, seeking revenge, slays Tybalt and is banished from Verona for that offense. Juliet is very distraught because of this, and her parents, unaware that she is already married, arrange a wedding for her and the County Paris. To avoid a forced marriage, Juliet fakes her own death however Romeo thinks she is really dead. He plans to lie alongside her and while doing this runs…show more content…
This is shown when he breaks up the fight between the Capulets and Montagues to restore the peace. He doesn’t particularly hate the Capulets and Montagues, he is just tired of their feud. For example, he says, “See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,/ That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love;/ And I, for winking at your discords too,/ Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished.” (V, iii, 296-299) He means that because of Lord Capulet’s and Montague’s feud, Romeo and Juliet died. The Prince creates harmony because he loves Verona and wants to protect the people living in it. Lord Montague and Lord Capulet have been in a feud for an excessive period of time, and they hate each other because of it. Their feud is mentioned during the prologue and recurringly appears throughout the play. However, at the end of the performance Montague and Capulet learn to love each other because of their children’s death. This is shown when Lord Capulet says “O brother Montague, give me thy hand,/ This is my daughter’s jointure, for no more/ Can I demand.” (V, iii, 300-303) Their grudge created conflict between the houses, although they created harmony when they resolved it. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, love and hate would create conflict and harmony. These affections were one of the main recurring themes of this story. Love and hate are two very spontanious and overpowering emotions that can affect how characters in Romeo and Juliet
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