Hatred In Romeo And Juliet

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The play that I have studied is Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. One of the main themes in this play is the theme of hatred. In this play the Capulets detest the Montagues and vice versa because of an ongoing feud that nobody knows where or how it started. This hatred is present in the very beginning of the play,''From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.'' This feud has been going on for centuries, yet the younger generation of both families continue to drag on this feud. They were indoctrinated since a very young age, brainwashed into hating each other's families. They grew up feeling that they must abhor each other, but the reason for this is unknown.''My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown and known too late!'', love seems very strange to Juliet because how can she love someone she's supposed to hate?…show more content…
While other characters are losing interest, Tybalt keeps the feud going. He carries hatred with him wherever he goes. He's not ashamed to acknowledge his hatred directed mainly at the Montagues. An example of this happening can be found in Act 1 Scene 5. The mere sight of Romeo at the Capulet party angers him to the point of murder,''This, by his voice, should be a Montague. Fetch me my rapier, boy.'' However Lord Capulet has a positive opinion about Romeo, he said that,''Verona brags of him to be a virtuous and well govern'd youth.'' This shows us that Tybalt is unreasonably hateful towards the Montagues while the other characters are more laid

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