This essay sample on Hate In Romeo And Juliet provides all necessary basic information on this matter, including the most common “for and against” arguments. Below are the introduction, body and conclusion parts of this essay.
“Star crossed lovers”. Romeo and Juliet is the story of two young teenagers who fall deeply in love at a party. However, their families are always fighting from an old argument to a new feud. Therefore they end up getting married secretly. Tybalt who is Juliet cousin is angry at this then he goes to revenge Romeo.
In such a way that things get even worsen. Romeo gets banished because he kills Tybalt. A plan to get Romeo and Juliet together goes wrong and they both die. At the beginning of the play there are lots of fights going on between the two families who are the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. Romeo and Juliet are the two main character of the play. Therefore the two main themes of the play are love and hate.
The prologue tells the audience that this play will be about two prominent families of Verona who are bitter enemies. From their old argument a new fight begins. When ordinary people will get hurt by their fights. From the fate of these enemies the lovers end the violence by ending their lives. Two unlucky children of these enemy families become lovers and commit suicide. Their unfortunate deaths put an end to their parents’ feud. The play will last for two hours.
Two servants from the house of Capulet, Sampson and Gregory joke about being better than the Montague’s. “One of those dogs from the Montague house can make me angry”. The way these two interact with each other and share their thoughts about Capulet’s seems very aggressive. “They must take it in sense that feel it”.
Also, the way they talk is very inappropriate and swears too much. Suddenly while they are talking Abram and Balthasar the two servants from the Montague’s appear and they start to argue. Sampson starts the fight first by biting his thumb. Benvolio arrives and tries to stop the fight. “Put up your swords; you know not what you do”. As he tries to keep the peace instead Tybalt appears and attacks Benvolio and they both draw their sword and begin to fight. In addition some citizens join in and shout, “Clubs, bills, and partisans! strike! beat them down! / Down with the Capulet’s! down with the Montague’s!” . Despite Lord Capulet and Lord Montague arrive and they too begin to fight with one another.
Then the Prince of Verona arrives and stops the fight as he also gets shocked by the behaviour. The prince is fed up with their fights and tell them off and threatens if they fight in public again exclaiming, “If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace”. Benvolio recounts the story of the fight. He tells lady Montague how Romeo has avoided meeting him. Montague confirms that Romeo has been keeping to himself, preferring night and day. Therefore Benvolio promises to find out why Rome’s sad by talking to him. Romeo says because his love for Rosaline hasn’t replied. Benvolio then tries to get Romeo to solve his problem by looking for another woman, but Romeo seems determined to love and suffer.
In act one it starts with hate from the fighting between
both families. It begins with servants from the two houses
but later Tybalt who is very violent, aggressive and mostly
a villain of the play and Benvolio who is the peace maker and he doesn’t like fighting. Tybalt during the brawl
says to Benvolio about the idea of peace, “As I hate hell,
all Montague’s, and thee.” By this words Tybalt is telling
Benvolio all the Montague’s at the same level as hell and
is expressing extreme hatred to the Montague’s. Benvolio
and Mercutio look for Romeo as he hasn’t turn up to see
them for a while. Benvolio perused Romeo to go to the
party. Tybalt has found out that Romeo is at the party
And wants to fight with him. He run to his uncle and says.
“Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe. A villain, that is hither
come inspite to scorn at our solemnity this night”. However, his uncle doesn’t bother and explains to Tybalt “Content thee, gentle coz. Let him alone. I would not for the wealth of all the town Here in my house do him disparagement”.
The next day Tybalt goes to Romeo place to revenge him.
He picks up a fight with Mercutio and they start to fight
later Tybalt kills Mercutio when Romeo arrives, then
Romeo gets angry and kills Tybalt. After a while the Prince
arrives, and tells Romeo that he is no-longer allowed to live in Verona.
At the start of the act one scene five serving men are very busy working while Capulet welcomes his guests to the party. He gives a speech and jokes with his guests,”Welcome, gentlemen! ladies that have their toes / Unplagued with corns will walk a bout with you”. It seems that he is very happy and tells everyone to enjoy the party. Romeo sees Juliet and falls instantly in love with her, “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” He never had seen anything beautiful as till this night. He then compares her to a rich jeweller. Tybalt is angry because he sees Romeo at the party. This is to do with the scene one fight. Although Romeo was not at the fight, Capulet tells Tybalt to ignore him. By this Tybalt is annoyed by Capulet and leaves the party. Capulet seems to be a very nice and forgiving person and doesn’t want to ruin his party.
Romeo and Juliet are in madly in love at fist site. Meanwhile, Romeo touches Juliet hands and kisses her hand saying, “o then dear saints let lips do what hands do! They pray: grant thou, lest faith turn to despair”. Then Juliet replies “saints do not move, through grant for prayers effect I take”. As they kiss, nurse arrives and Romeo asks her who Juliet’s mother is. The Nurse replies that Lady Capulet is her mother. Romeo is shocked and he leaves. Juliet asks Nurse for information about the stranger with whom she has fallen madly in love. The Nurse tells her that his name is Romeo and he is a Montague. She cries “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!”. I think at the end of the scene I felt that it could have been better that they never knew about their family background. But I also think it was their fate and destiny to die together.
Overall, I think the most important scenes of the play in Act One scene five is very noticeably helpful. This is because of Capulet’s speech to set a very welcoming and happy mood of the beginning of the play. Romeo expressing his love to Juliet makes more visual able about how madly he is in love. Tybalt aggressive behaviour and anger represent the conflict between Capulet and Montague and also present the theme of hate. Also between Romeo and Juliet the kiss shows the main theme of love. Shakespeare has presented the two themes of love and hate equally and in such a way that the lovers had to end their lives by stopping the violence between their families.