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Theme for the Play “Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”

By tinwinner Jan 13, 2011 608 Words
Have you emotions ever gotten the better of you and you just couldn’t control it, or you weren’t really thinking what you were doing because you just couldn’t control your anger or jealousy? Well in the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare, the two characters Tybalt and Romeo, because of their emotion clouded mind, set the whole tragedy in play. Before I go on about though, I must be brief with my summary. The whole story is mainly about “A pair of star-crossed lovers takes their life” prologue.6, Because of the feud between the two households of Capulet & Montague. One more thing before I start. The two characters Tybalt and Romeo shall be the people who I talk of, who are very emotional.

First person for me to explain about is Tybalt. He set the tragedy we all know so well by first at the party where he saw Romeo. Mercutio tells us how he thinks of Romeo when he hears and finds Romeo in this quote. “This, by his voice, should be a Montague. Fetch me my rapier boy. What! Dares the slave Come hither, covered with an antic face, to fleer and scorn at our solemnity? Now, by the stock and honor of my kin. To strike him dead I hold it not a sin.” In this quote it shows how emotionally mad he is and how he plans to kill Romeo right then and there if it wasn’t for Capulet to stop him. Although Capulet has succeeded in stopping now, he swore that he will have his revenge. Another part that shows how angry Tybalt is, is the part where he is trying to find Romeo to challenge him, but instead meets Mercutio. “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries That thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.” 3.1.67-68. In this quote, it tells us that Tybalt still doesn’t forgive Romeo and for the anger that he still has will later on kill Mercutio.

Now for the second person that I’m going to talk about is Romeo. Throughout the whole story, I would say this person is the most emotional out of all the characters which in the end will cause the end of his life and his lover. In the beginning it tells us of how he is really depressed and if he just went on with life Mercutio wouldn’t have given him the idea to go to the party.”By giving liberty unto thine eyes. Examine other beauties.” 1.1.228-229. In this quote it shows us that if Romeo wasn’t mopping then Mercutio might’ve not given him the idea to go to the party. Another part is what actually started the whole mess. In this quote because of the anger that blinded him, he goes off and kills Tybalt in revenge for Mercutio’s death. “Romeo, away, be gone! The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain. Stand not amazed. The prince will doom thee death If thou art taken. Hence, be gone, away!” 3.1.134-137. In here it tells us that Romeo has just killed Tybalt and if he didn’t kill him and let the law deal with him, he would’ve lived happily ever after with Juliet.

Well this is as far as I may go. Through this selection you learn that emotions cloud up your mind. It tells you to think before you do something. Calm down when need be and then do what you have to do. You should also make sure no one dies.

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