Conflict in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Conflict meaning 'a state of opposition or a fight or struggle' is
used in all good dramas, old and new. It makes the drama interesting.
Conflict is mostly used by dramatists and script writers to make
audiences interested in the drama, tense and wonder what will happen
next. The play 'Romeo and Juliet' has to have a conflict because; it
is one of the main themes in the play. The disagreements and fight
between the two family, that is Capulet and he Montague, their
children Romeo and Juliet who truly were in love with each other end
up dying. So, after this incident, the quarrels stop between the two
families. The whole play starts because of the mutual hostility and
conflict between the Capulet and the Montague and ends with tragedy of
two lovers. The abundant swordplay throughout the play affects the
theme of conflict used in ?Romeo and Juliet?. In this play, there are
spontaneous actions of the characters rather than their thoughts.
There are many types of conflicts to be appeared in this play such as
family conflicts society conflicts and generation conflicts. When lady
Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris but Juliet wants to marry Romeo,
appears to be a conflict between them. There is also conflict in the
two families and their general relationship with their children.
A prologue is the beginning of a play, books or film that introduces.
It gives a warning or indication of the events of the play. The idea
of conflict occurs in the prologue where it talks about the two houses
of Verona have had a long- standing grudge which will lead to a new
conflict, love and death of the lovers. It tells us about how
violently the two families fight with each other and ends up doing. It
also mentions that the next two hours of the play will be full of
conflicts. Many different kinds of language are used in the prologue.
Some words that are used in the prologue to express the idea of
conflict are ?fight? ?unfortunate death?, ?star-cross lovers? ?fated
love? etc. the words that are used in the play makes the audiences
feel as if they are also part of the play and feel involved in it.
Words like ?star crossed lovers? and ?fated love? are used and the
audience know what is going to happen. They feel really tensed to what
will happen next to the ancient grudge when two unlucky children
became lovers and then kill themselves. The entire story is betrayed
by the prologue by reference to the lovers and their parent?s rage. It
also tell us that t he lovers will die because they are ?star
A poem of 14 lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes is
known as sonnet, and is used to elevate the opening lines of ?Romeo
and Juliet?. It has a strict form with an intricate rhyming pattern.
The prologue is a summarised form of the story and just forms the
prologue we learn about the whole play. It has a realistic effect on
the audience. The poetic form...