The Theme Of Violence In Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Love and Rivalries mean only Violence and Tragedies It can be said that violence does not solve anything and its only outcome can be more continuous violence. This statement is truly made apparent during the story, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, as well as other characters throughout the story suffer continually from violence. As it is throughout Romeo and Juliet, violence truly begets more violence when past rivalries and dangerous love are included in any given scenario. More often than not, when an unresolved and violent feud becomes present once again, the only result is more violence. For example, in the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, two kinsmen of the Capulets, Gregory and Sampson, are strolling through town, until they see two enemy kinsmen, Abram and his servingman. Then the Capulet kinsmen, Gregory, says: “Draw thy tool. Here comes the house of the Montagues” (I.i.32-33). This line from Gregory immediately marks the start of a large and violent brawl between the houses once again. In the prologue of this story it is said that these two houses of the kinsmen have an ancient grudge. It is simply because of this grudge and the resulting hatred from this grudge that these kinsmen create violence without any hesitation whatsoever. A bit later in the story, Romeo, another member of the Montague house, enters a Capulet party uninvited. Tybalt, a Capulet, sees him at this party and becomes enraged at his presence, for they belong to this feud. Tybalt later confronts Romeo after the party and says: “Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no…show more content…
Without a doubt the feuds and love so deeply involved in this story lead to a direct result of violence. So much violence, and so much death could not be stopped in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, and it may truly lead one to wonder why this outcome could not have been

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