Violence and hate in "Romeo and Juliet"

Arianna Weaving
Mind Map by Arianna Weaving, updated more than 1 year ago
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GCSE English (Romeo and Juliet) Mind Map on Violence and hate in "Romeo and Juliet", created by Arianna Weaving on 03/14/2016.

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Violence and hate in "Romeo and Juliet"
1 The scene opens on violence in Act 1 Scene 1 when the servants of the Capulet's and the Montague's servants antagonize each other escalating into a civil brawl
1.1 Do you bite your thumb at us, sir? SAMPSON I do bite my thumb, sir. ABRAHAM Do you bite your thumb at us, sir? SAMPSON, aside to Gregory Is the law of our side, if I say "Ay"? GREGORY, aside to Sampson No. SAMPSON No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir.
2 What, ho! You men, you beasts, Act 1 Scene 1
2.1 the violence has no rational cause and is so great that it causes the characters to become animalistic in their nature
3 "Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin." Act 1 Scene 5
3.1 violence constantly undermines Romeo and Juliet's love creating tension shown by Tybalt's threats after Romeo and Juliet have constructed a sonnet
4 "O brawling love, O loving hate," Act 1 Scene 1
4.1 from the beggining if the play, love and violence are intertwined
5 "Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe, A villain that is hither come in spite To scorn at our solemnity this night." Act 1 Scene 5
5.1 The violence and hate between the two feuding families has warped the views of the families. They cannot imagine each other outside the context of the feud
6 "The day is hot, the Capels abroad, And if we meet we shall not 'scape a brawl, For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring." Act 3 Scene 1
6.1 The weather mirrors the oppressing nature of the violence and hatred between the Montague's and Capulet's
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