Romeo & Juliet

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Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet Essay
Conflict, Suicide, and Love


In amongst all of the love in Romeo & Juliet, there are a lot of themes relating Conflict
& Suicide. I will be discussing the conflict between the Montagues and Capulets, how Romeo
and Juliet committed suicide, their reasoning for it, and the forbidden love between Romeo
and Juliet.


The Montagues and Capulets are feuding, and everyone one in the family, and their servants
are involved in this feud. Even whilst they are in the streets of Verona they keep up this
fight. In Act 1, Scene 1, two of the Capulet's servants are in the streets of Verona, and
two of the Montague servants come along. Sampson, a Capulet Servant, bites his thumb at
Abram, a Montague Servant. When they bit their thumb in the Shakespearian time, it was
considered a rude gesture. This incident sparked a fight, in which another from each side
joined, and fought. Between the two families, there was a lot of hostility, in which most
of the people involved really didn't have to be.


The Capulets later on held a party, in which everyone but Montagues were invited. Romeo &
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