Power In Romeo And Juliet

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Power is a gift that can be used for good and bad. There are many ways that power can be shown. In the book, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare there is a lot of ways power is being used. This book is about love and tragedy, between Romeo and Juliet. They are both in love but can’t be together because of their family feud. Juliet is a Capulet, and Romeo is a Montague and their family is in a war against each other. The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli shows the different things you have to do in order to be a good and powerful prince. This shows how to get the right power and how you would either have allies or enemies. There is also another reading that shows the many impacts power has, and it is Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius. This is …show more content…
Power can be desire, ambition, success, and many more descriptive words. These words are what people think or are like when they have power. In Political Conflict in the Italian City States it shows an example of what power can do for ambitious people, “ Powerful desire to overthrow the lesser community which then stood at the head of commune and claimed to speak for it” (Martinez 73). Ambitious people tend to have more power than the others and it may lead to a lot of problems. As it states in the quote, it says how someone with a lot of power can always tend to have a lot more than someone else, and always goes for the people that don't have power. In Romeo and Juliet there is a feud between the Capulets and Montagues. This started because Benvolio was starting to talk about fighting, and telling everyone to put their swords up. Tybalt then walked in and said, “What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward!” (Romeo and Juliet 1.1.71-73). This is the first fight in the book between the Montagues and the Capulets. Tybalt is known for someone who always looks for trouble because he thinks he has power. This is how power can be described as