Therefore the themes of love and hate are very important in the play as the plot is driven by two topics. I believe the tragedy only unfolded the way it did because of all the hatred between the Montague and Capsules. ” From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. Prologue, 34). This quote is about the feud between the two families. It shows that it is a feud, which has been brewing for many years. By repeating the word civil, Shakespeare is stressing the fact that they are all civilians but the pride within each family has lead them to violence and evil.
The play then goes on to the first scene between both houses where Table and Benevolent arrive. “As I hate hell, all Montague and thee. ” (l, I, 65) Table using these powerful words is ranking Benevolent and all other Montague at the same level as hell and is expressing extreme hatred.
When Romeo and his friends intruded on the Capsules’ party, Romeo saw Juliet for the first time and he fell in love with her instantly.
But Romeo and Gullet’s love was too innocent for a world of feuds. “My only love has sprung from my only hate. ” (I, v, 47) The two families thoroughly hated each other and they would never have accepted Romeo and Gullet’s love for one another. Therefore the only reason this tragedy unfolded was because of the hatred between the two families. If they could just accept their children and their love, the fight between Romeo ND Table would not have happened.
So Romeo would not have banished. The Capsules would not have forced Juliet to marry Paris, she would not have drunk the potion and wouldn’t have killed herself to begin with, Romeo wouldn’t have found his love ‘dead’ therefore he wouldn’t have killed himself and when Juliet woke up she wouldn’t have found her only love dead and she would not have committed suicide either. “Oh happy dagger. This is thy sheath. There rust, and let me die. ” (V, iii, 76-77) Therefore, I believe hatred played a very large role in Romeo and Juliet Kind regards,
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