Romeo and Juliet and Violence Essay

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Romeo and Juliet – Controlled Assessment notes
Introduction:
Theme = violence - Verona dominated by it
NO BLANK SENTENCES
Tybalt – influential – violent character – play example = hates peace, Luhrmann examples = everything goes silent – scared of him – violence is meaningless
Luhrmann – uses music, weather (pathetic fallacy) + time spent on fighting in his adaptation – set in Mexico – hot and dry – perfect for violence to occur

Paragraph 1 – Act 1 Scene 1:
SHAKESPEARE - Beginning – Capulet servants ‘banter’ – line 15 + 23
Sampson – lusty/violent – rape then kill – extremely violent
Strong display of violence – start of play
Line 23 – violence presented through comedy – always thinks of violence – not even angry – normal banter conversations line 37 – biting thumb – insulting gesture at time – no reason for conflict – stirring scope of family feud/rivalry – even lowest cause violence over feud
Tybalt – line 64 – shows hatred towards Capulet’s – relates to hell
Juxtaposition – hell/peace
Benvolio – peacemaker
LUHRMANN – opening scene – rowdy “the boys” – hot headed, looking for a fight – revving engine – intimidating
Mischievous + immature. Looking for a fight – like in text.
Line 7 in car – skin head/tattoos – unbuttoned shirts – carefree, boyish nature
Tybalt – slow motion – power – scared of him
Western era boots, viewer – impression of violence – metaphorically
Stamps light – metaphorical level – repetition of peace – expressing – dirty word – natural aggressor – hates peace

Paragraph 2 – Act 1 Scene 5:
SHAKESPEARE – Tybalt – violence extended – line 54 – immediately calls for sword
Bloodthirsty – calls upon violence to resolve the problem
Violence = best solution line 58 “to...kin” – uses violence – not regarded as a sin (as Romeo is a Montague)
Would use violence anywhere – to get message across – even in a party – looking for a fight
Line 92 – Tybalt plans revenge – words of violence – won’t settle for peace – must always use violence
HISTORICAL - Masqued ball – enemies can communicate – Tybalt wants enemies to brawl - violent
LUHRMANN – beginning –creates more violent theme - partying with guns/bouncer’s with guns – sense of violence
Tybalt – devil costume (growls) – troublemaker – evil/destroyer
Takes off jacket – walks fast towards Romeo – looking for a fight – gets angry – heavy breathing – even at a party...

Paragraph 3 – Act 3 Scene 1:
Line 2 – sense of violence – Benvolio forebodes/senses violence
Anger and temper – no spark = violence – hot conditions/ blood
Tybalt – line 35 – requires backup – possibility of a fight – similar anticipation to Benvolio
Mercutio looks for violence – line 38 – not just talking
Tybalt – provocative – calls Romeo a villain – line 58 – in this era – provoke a duel
Also – aggravate Romeo – line 64 – wants a duel – get revenge from ball
Line 60 – juxtaposition “love...rage” – why Romeo doesn’t react
Tybalt shocked at Romeo’s peace – line 81 – Mercutio provokes violence – Tybalt reacts with a fight – shows all the violence in him – came for Romeo – fights with Ben.
2 deaths in 1 scene – Tybalt dies – cycle of violence – 1 death leads to another
Romeo – who came for peace – kills Tybalt – everyone has violence in them in Verona
LUHRMANN –
M – shoots fish in water – hot day – theme of violence
Mercutio comedy intertwined with violence – word and a blow (double meaning)
Tybalt – portrayed more violently – hits Romeo to provoke him
Romeo drives into Tybalt – exaggerated death – shot 3 times
Pathetic fallacy - The stormy seas and clouds indicate the trouble and disorder
Capulet’s – wear body armour as fashion – shows weaponry used as fashion (relate to violence)
Tybalt provokes a…