Theme Of Conflict In Romeo And Juliet

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Conflict in Romeo and Juliet between Parental Figures
In Romeo and Juliet conflict erupts between Juliet and her parents when they want her to marry Paris. When Count Paris first introduces the idea of marriage to Mr. Capulet he is told that he thinks Juliet is too young for marriage but decides to let Juliet choose what she wanted to do with the idea present. Lady Capulet introduces the idea to Juliet and lets her decide, but William Shakespeare turns the idea into a controversial argument leading into conflict between Juliet and her parents. Later on, things worsen and the conflict erupts out proportion making the fate of two star crossed lovers take an unexpected turn.
The conflict in this play affects the story as a whole making it end in a tragedy at the end all due to the feud between the Capulets and the Montague and the lack of trust the children have with their parents. In Act One, Scene One, William introduces Lady Capulet and Juliet and they seem very distant with each other especially when Juliet gives her mother one line answers and is very formal when speaking to her addressing her as ‘madam.’ This sets their relationship at a distant place giving the idea to the reader that there is something missing between their relationship.
When Juliet is first introduced to the idea of marriage in Act One she is hesitant about the idea saying “It is an honor that I dream not of.”(1.3.68). During scene three is when the idea to marry Count Paris is brought up and discussed
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