What are some other notable feuds in Romeo and Juliet?I was wondering what other feuds there are in Romeo and Juliet other than the basic; Capulet vs. Montague, Romeo vs. Tybalt and Juliet Vs. her...

What are some other notable feuds in Romeo and Juliet?

I was wondering what other feuds there are in Romeo and Juliet other than the basic; Capulet vs. Montague, Romeo vs. Tybalt and Juliet Vs. her parents.

 

Thank you.

Expert Answers
missy575 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Romeo vs. Paris is obviously a feud to the death. Romeo had heard about Paris but didn't really want to get into a fight with him. Paris felt similarly that he didn't want to fight, but at that point they were both so insane that it was going to happen one way or another. A feud is usually ongoing. Both of these guys were after the same girl for the entire play, they just went about different means to try to capture her heart. They just didn't know about each other's quest for Juliet, but they were in competition for her hand in marriage.

Romeo vs. his own friends occurs throughout the play. Romeo's emotional attitude to everything has them wondering where his is regularly and seeking information that Romeo doesn't want to divulge. You should share secrets with your friends... that's why they are your friends.

I think you can also see many kinds of conflicts.

The Friar is in conflict with his own actions. By marrying R & J in secret, trying to cover it up, making plans to fake someone's death, and trying to communicate with an exiled character he would have earned enemy status with most parents today. I'm not sure you can call that a feud, but it's pretty close.