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How is conflict presented in act 3 scene 5 of Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet is a beautiful tragedy written by play writer William Shakespeare about two young star crossed lovers. It is one of Shakespeare’s well know eponymous tragedies. The city it is set in, Verona is depicted as a violent and feuding city, with two noble families, the Montague’s, and the Capulet’s battling in an on going war. Tragedy occurs when Romeo and Juliet, from enemy families, meet and fall in love.

There are many different forms of conflict being explored in act 3, scene 5, in particular, we stumble across the events of emotional and physiological bullying by Juliet’s demanding father, because she had refused to marry Paris, the man her father ordered her to marry and his reaction is as a result of her disobedience. Tragedies tend to involve some sort of conflict, and in this play, Shakespeare has presented this in many ways. Not only is conflict shown in actions but in the language, too. The way Shakespeare has written this beautiful play is very clever, as there are various different techniques which are used to crate the theme of conflict and reflect the Elizabethan society. Conflict is shown when Romeo and Juliet fall in love even though their families loathe each other, it creates a crisis, and for that reason, they know that their families would not be able to accept them because of their detestation.

In act 3 scene 5, the two star crossed lovers have just woken up after a night shared together in Juliet’s residence. Romeo has to leave the city and flee to Mantua, leaving Juliet devastated, pleading him not to leave her, despite being aware of the consequences they would face by him staying. Shakespeare conveys a loving and caring atmosphere through his use of language in this scene, as this is after they declared their love for each other at the altar. What Juliet is unaware of at this moment in time, is that her father lord Capulet has arranged a marriage for her with Paris. Shakespeare, being the…