William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

1136 Words Jan 24th, 2016 5 Pages
Time may be the overseer of all actions ,but it is passion that is the true motivator for these actions, whether these actions are for love or for hate. In Romeo and Juliet, the romantic tragedy written by William Shakespeare is about love, hate and passion, William Shakespeare demonstrates throughout the play and through the actions of most of his characters that an individual will do anything to fuel their passion, no matter what the cost.

Hate in an individual cause and motivate them to do irrational things. Shakespeare conveys the point that long term rivalries and long time, fueled hatred get in the way of resolving conflicts and the regular way of life. This point can be seen during the beginning conversation with Benevolio and Tybalt, Benevolio: "I do but keep the peace. /Put up thy sword, just, put away/Or manage it to part these men with me. "/Tybalt: "What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, your sword drawn/As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee!/Have at thee, coward"(I.i.69-73). In this scene Benvolio is trying to keep the peace while Tybalt completely detests it and picks a huge fight, which ends up giving them both big consequences in the end of the scene. Tybalt truly hates the Capulets with a true passion so much so that he would disrupt the natural order and balance of everything to have a fight. It can be seen that the feud between the Montagues and Capulets is the reason why Tybalt fights and these sorts of actions don’t get anything resolved…

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