Romeo and Juliet

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❖ "Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee/Doth much excuse the appertaining rage/

To such a greeting" (III.i.33­35).

➢ Romeo and Juliet fell in love and got married, therefore causing Romeo to love Tybalt

and having no desire to fight with him, trying to make peace.

❖ "For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households' rancor to pure love" (II.iii.91­92).

➢ Romeo and Juliet's love may bring peace between the two households, but it may also lead to a huge conflict between the families because to members of feuding families


❖ "And but one word with one of us? Couple it with/ something. Make it a word and a blow" (III.i.16­17).

➢ Mercutio loves Romeo (platonically) and wishes to stop the fight between Romeo and Tybalt from happening, so he starts a conflict with Tybalt out of love and worry for


❖ "Now, Tybalt, take the "villain" back again/That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio's soul/Is but a little way above our heads,/Staying for thine to keep him company./Either thou or I, or both,

must go with him" (III.i.87­91).

➢ A fight has just ended, but Romeo has just lost a man he loved like a brother, and his grief for Mercutio thus causes him to start another conflict with Tybalt.

❖ "In what vile part of this anatomy/Doth my name lodge? Tell me, that I may sack/The hateful mansion. (draws his dagger)" (III.iii.106­108).

➢ Romeo is devastated because the one he loves is suffering because of him. He wishes to maim himself out of his love for Juliet.

The article and visual representation both show examples of either peace or conflict resulting from love. In the article, huge commotion erupts over a Yemeni girl, Huda, and her parents...