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Romeo and Juliet was a play written by William Shakespeare and performed in public around 1594. It was a tragic story about a pair of star crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. They could not unite openly because their families were longtime bitter enemies. The lovers committed suicide because they each thought the other had died and did not wish to carry on living without each other. The only ironic nobility that derived from this tragedy was that the two feuding families of Capulets and the Montagues were eventually reconciled. My thesis is about how discord sowed its just seed of punishment for its perpetuators in Romeo and Juliet. In Act I, the prologue told us that the nature of enmity between the Capulets and the Montagues was. ‘From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,’ It seemed that it was a trivial grudge that has since been forgotten but for the pride of the two noble families, it could not be resolved. In Act I, Scene I, the servants of Capulet, Gregory and Sampson, deliberately kick up a fight with the servants of Montague, Abraham and Balthasar. Benvolio (Montague’s kinsmen) and Tybalt (Capulet’s kinsmen) arrive to chance upon this fight of their men servants. Benvolio pleaded with Tybalt to break up the fight but Tybalt was blinded by prejudiced emotions. Benvolio said. ‘I do but keep the peace: put up thy sword, Or manage it to part these men with me.’ Tybalt answered him with. ‘What, drawn, and talk of peace! I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee: Have at thee, coward!’ (Act I. Scene I)….
Scene I). They are saved from bloodshed when
the Prince arrived. The Prince warned them to keep their peace or he would sentence
them to death. We have met many characters in Act I but Shakespeare has not told us yet
what was the exact nature of the quarrel between the Capulets and the Montagues.
In Act I, Scene V, Romeo attended the Capulet party wearing a disguise. Tybalt
recognised Romeo’s voice and immediately wanted to fight with him. He told his servant.
‘Fetch me my rapier, boy. What dares the slave
Come hither, cover’d with an antic face,
To fleer and scorn at our solemnity
Now, by the stock and honour of my kin,
To strike him dead, I hold it not a sin.’
(Act I. Scene V).
Tybalt told his uncle Capulet that Romeo had sneaked in but the old man heeded the
Prince’s warning and instructed Tybalt to show respect for his wishes for peace and to
Shakespeare did not reveal the origins of the feud but we learnt that the tradition of
hating the family’s enemy has been passed down to the younger generation and the young
accepted it without even knowing what the enemy looked like. Both Romeo and Juliet
had never laid eyes upon each other until they fell in love and were identified as enemies.
Shakespeare wanted to show how silly it was by creating the paradox of this pair of star
crossed lovers. When Juliet found out from her nurse the identity of her new love, she
‘My only love sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Prodigious birth of love it is to me,
That I must love a loathed enemy.
(Act I. Scene V).