Theme Of Hatred In Romeo And Juliet

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In the play Romeo and Juliet hate is a major role in the story/play. The hate revolves around the hatred between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. Hatred is shown throughout Romeo and Juliet as shown by peoples’ acts of violence. The story does not reveal why the hatred began, only that it was an ongoing conflict between the two families. The people who live in Verona are well aware of the continual conflict between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. In William Shakespears’ Romeo and Juliet, hatred is shown to be a destructive force that causes people to make destructive decisions. Hatred takes a big part in the play showing violence between the 2 families that will make a drastic change in the play. The society of hatred between the two families had a big impact to the social stability of the city of Verona. “ What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word/ As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee/ Have at thee, coward” (1.1.67-68)! This shows that the hatred is instilled deep within the family. Tybalt belittled his own men because they were of lower rank than him and he made…show more content…
“O, I am fortunes Fool /(3.1.134)! This statement given by Romeo in act 3 scene 1 is meaning that Romeo was mad at himself because he killed Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. He was then banished, however, this hate for himself did not last long. He spent the following night with Juliet which permitted him to forget what he had done. His hatred for himself led to his actions being disorderly. “Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean” (1.prolouge. 4-5). They are all civilians but the pride of each family has led them to hatred and violence. The feud between the two families shows that the hatred has been brewing for many years. The repetition of the word “civil” would lead one to believe that the hatred led both families to violence and
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