Romeo And Juliet Fight Quotes

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Romeo and Juliet
“Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” (Phillips Brooks) Many avoidable tragedies and deaths take place in Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” due to people’s inability to comprehend the effects their actions have on others. This the play starts with a fight scene between the Montagues and Capulets in which both parties are guilty of pride and vengeance. Had they considered the long term consequences of their actions or the fact that their behavior at the moment did nothing to resolve the issue at hand, things may have ended differently. The theme Shakespeare tries to portray in of Romeo and Juliet is not to allow your actions to be influenced by your …show more content…

The play begins with a fight scene between some of the Montagues and Capulets. There was no big incident that set off the fight, it was based purely off of hate for each other. What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word. As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward! (1.1.60) This quote said by Tybalt shows that he has no intention of keeping peace and that he hates the Montagues for their name not for the person. Later in the play Tybalt is seeking revenge on Romeo for showing up to their party he asks Mercutio where Romeo is but he is reluctant to help and starts instigating a fight. Before a fight can begin Romeo shows up and Tybalt starts attacking. Romeo does nothing to fight back so Mercutio steps up and fight Tybalt but loses his life in doing so. After Mercutio dies Romeo is full of anger and craves vengeance, he immediately chases after Tybalt and kills him. Romeo starts off not wanting to fight but after the death of Mercutio he is conflicted with so many different emotions and he only listens to one, anger. Mercutio lost his life defending Romeo who refused to fight Tybalt, but his death made Romeo do the exact thing he lost his life for. In the end both Romeo and Juliet take their own because they rather not live than live without each other. Together they do this out of love, but they also do it because of the hate. Their entire lives are surrounded by hate and constant death of loved ones due to this hate. Finally they both realize that the only way they could be together in all of that hate was in

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