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Romeo and Juliet Conflict and Themes.

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1 Romeo and Juliet Conflict and Themes

2 Conflict

3 Social Conflict Individual versus society
Romeo and Juliet’s love is forbidden due to the feud Love could exist harmoniously without feud

4 Themes

5 Love as Cause of Violence
Romeo and Juliet speak of committing suicide Romeo’s reaction to banishment at the Friar’s cell Juliet at the Friar’s cell after wedding announcement Juliet ‘s plan if the potion does not work Ultimately, the suicide of both characters preserves their loyalty Romeo finds conflict related to Juliet Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, challenges Romeo Paris, Juliet’s betrothed, challenges Romeo

6 Fate as Inescapable Prologue: Presence of Omens: Bad timing
“Star-crossed” lovers Presence of Omens: Romeo’s dream of untimely death Juliet envisioning Romeo dead in a tomb Bad timing Friar John’s quarantine and the foiling of Friar Laurence’s plan Timing of Romeo’s suicide and Juliet’s awakening

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