Role Of Violence In Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Violence, cruelty, and brutality, all things people try to avoid in life. Days are spent moving around from one place to another, from one home to another, all to stay safe and as far away from violence as possible. But sometimes it can not be avoided, Romeo and Juliet a famous play by William Shakespeare shows how ancient family grudge can add violence and strife to the lives of future generations, Romeo and Juliet come from two families with ancient grudge, but they fall in love as soon as they meet, the violence and hate between their families leads to Romeo and Juliet choosing death over living apart, but the occasional fights between the Capulet and Montague also affected the other families of Verona causing fear to spread in the streets. The Hunger Games a novel by Suzanne Collins portrays a similar outlook on violence, in which every year during an event called the hunger games kids between the ages 12 and 17 are…show more content…
But in Romeo and Juliet the Capulet and Montague did not intend to spread fear in Verona, while in The Hunger Games spreading fear in the districts is what gives the Capitol and the government its power. Everyday the people and kids of Panem live in fear of starving to death or being chosen to participate in the games. Fear is the Capitol’s way to keep its power over the districts, President snow said: “Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. Spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.” (Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games) this quote shows how the President fears hope to spread between the people because once they have hope they will act on it trying to replace the government that let them live in poverty and fear for years. Therefor violence causes an overall feeling of fear which can be used sometimes by government to insure their
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