The theme of violence also plays a significant role in the play.
Usually, blind passion, hatred and desperation are some instances of violence given throughout “Romeo and Juliet”.
"Oh she that doth teach the torches to burn bright...
The measure done, I'll watch her place of stand, And touching hers, make blessed my rude hand." (1, v, 42-51) However, only a few lines later sees Tybalt and intends to kill Romeo, the very moment he sees him at the party: "This by his voice should be a Montague.
Regarded as one of the most significant and widely read playwrights, Shakespeare has skillfully explored diverse themes such as loyalty, the dichotomy of love and hate, violence, greed, and insanity in his tragedies.
“Romeo and Juliet” is perhaps Shakespeare’s most significant contribution with various themes.The powerful nature of love can be seen in the way it is described, or more accurately, in the way descriptions consistently fail to capture it in its entirety.Juliet says of love, "But my true love is grown to such excess I cannot sum up half of my wealth" (3, I, 33-44) In other words, love is too powerful to be so easily contained or understood. However, the play also combines extreme images of violence and death.It is Lord Capulet who selects Paris as his daughter’s future husband. Perhaps the most blatant example of the rule of men in the play is the feud between Lord Capulet and Lord Montague.Although their wives don’t harbor any ill-will toward each other, the two Lords force their families to support them in their pointless dispute and keep up their enmity against each other. In many ways, “Romeo and Juliet” shows the journey of the two lovers from their initial, love-filled meeting up to their death.Thus, death serves as the tragic resolution of various conflicts.For instance, Romeo’s conflict with Tybalt ends with the latter’s death.Themes are the recurrent ideas underlying a creative piece.These central ideas enable readers to view a certain piece from various angles to broaden their understanding.For clarity, I will be including death as a measure of violence, because death by violence is violence in its most potent form.Throughout the play, love seems to push the two lovers closer to violence, not further away from it.