The Role Of Isolation In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is often viewed as a very romantic and tragic play. However, there are many other lessons and ideas Shakespeare has implanted inside it. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare examines how abuse and isolation from one’s family has a negative impact on oneself through the use of harsh diction and imagery. In Scene 3, when Juliet refuses to marry Paris, Capulet exclaims, ““Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch! My fingers itch.” (3.5, 166-170) Capulet's tirade language towards Juliet elucidates the flawed relationship between the Capulet family. His eagerness to physically hurt her is indicated when he comments, “My fingers itch”.
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