Conflict in Romeo and Juliet

Conflict in Romeo and Juliet

The play that I have actually studied is Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Act 3, scene one, the climax of this play, is a scene where much dispute happens. This scene opens with two of Romeo’s buddies, Benvolio and Mercutio, talking. Tension and thriller is established when Benvolio states, ‘The day is hot, the Capulets abroad, And, if we meet, we will not ‘scape a brawl’ The ‘intense Tybalt’ goes into looking for Romeo. He felt that Romeo had actually insulted him by going to the Capulet masked ball and he wanted to precise his vengeance. Mercutio deliberately insults him and draws his sword.

Simply as Benvolio tries to calm them down, Romeo gets in. Tybalt attempts to incite Romeo into battling by insulting him: ‘Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford/ No much better term than this,– thou art a villain.’ Romeo resists Tybalt’s challenge due to the fact that he is now related by marriage to him. Mercutio is humiliated by Romeo’s inaction and he challenges Tybalt. As Romeo tries to stop the battle Mercutio is mortally wounded by Tybalt. As Mercutio dies he states, ‘A pester o’ both your houses!/ They have made worms’ meet of me.’ Romeo realises he is partly responsible for his good friend’s death and his anger leads him to eliminate Tybalt.

He then realises he is ‘fortune’s fool’ and runs away the location. The Prince of Verona gets here and decides to exile Romeo from the city. What are the underlying reasons for dispute in this scene? The primary cause of the conflict in this scene occurs ‘From ancient animosity’ between two significant families in Verona– the Capulets and the Montagues. The feud is so strong that the play opens with their servants combating. Undoubtedly, the rift is so strong that the Prince of Verona is triggered to reveal, ‘If ever you disrupt our streets again/ Your lives will pay the surrender of the peace.’ Another reason for the dispute is the mercurial nature of Tybalt.

He saw Romeo’s appearance at the Capulet masked ball as an insult and was figured out to challenge Romeo. Mercutio also contributed to the conflict. He was very quick to take part in a quarrel with Tybalt and condemned Romeo for preventing conflict, ‘O calm, dishonourable, disgusting submission!’ Lastly Romeo has much internal dispute in this scene. He is being challenged and insulted by Tybalt but feels he can not retaliate due to the fact that he is now secretly wed to Juliet, Tybalt’s cousin. It is clear there is much conflict in this scene and many reasons for it– this conflict adds significantly to our pleasure of the play.

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