Oppression Of Women In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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An example is when Juliet kills herself after seeing that Romeo has killed himself. “What’s here? A cup, closed in my true love’s hand? Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end.—O churl, drunk all, and left no friendly drop To help me after? I will kiss thy lips. Haply some poison yet doth hang on them, To make me die with a restorative” V,iii,173-78. We see how Juliet, without any hesitation to the matter decides that she is going kill herself in order to be with Romeo. This shows us how irrational she has become, as she is willing to end her life, rather than continuing her life without Romeo. Moreover, this shows the amount of anger from her parents because they forced her to marry Paris despite her secret love for Romeo.…show more content…
Both Mercutio (Montague) and Tybalt (Capulet) are troublemakers who reflect the patriarchal/masculine mindset that their reputation and honour must be protected at all costs. At that time, duelling was a traditional method of proving oneself and defending one’s honour and dignity. When Romeo declines Tybalt’s challenge, Mercutio is infuriated at his ‘dishonourable and calm submission’ and draws his own sword instead. Later, when Romeo breaks down because he is exiled, the nurse scolds him and tells him to ‘be a…show more content…
The feud of the two houses had annoyed Verona. The blood of those who killed because of hatred, were crying out for the folly to stop in order to live. Moreover, fate seemed to plot the end of the folly feud by letting Romeo fall in love with Juliet. But love was a storm, because sudden love was madness and the fire of youth disturbed the balance. Hate and hot blood put an end to all the chances of marriage and caused death (Masefield,70-71).Shakespeare perfectly shows anger thought out his play. He uses a lot of techniques to clarify the theme of anger. He succeeded to make this anger clear and he make the reader feel the atmosphere of anger and hatred and struggle in the play.

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