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For this Romeo and Juliet coursework I will be studying act 1 scenes 1 and 5 from the play Romeo & Juliet written by William Shakespeare.

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Rome and Juliet coursework Introduction For this Romeo and Juliet coursework I will be studying act 1 scenes 1 and 5 from the play Romeo & Juliet written by William Shakespeare. In these two scenes I will be studying on the fight and the unexpected party visit. I can tell that this is old and difficult to read because it is written and old English and tell us that it's Shakespearian tragedy. The play is set around the time that the play was written by Shakespeare around 1599a.d Events ACT 1 FIGHT: In fair Verona two households: - one Capulet, one Montague, think of them the greater and more superior to the other, and so an ancient grudge has passed between them. The scene on two young Capulets named Sampson and Gregory who are boasting their superiority towards the Montages. They are boasting about how brave and desirable they both are! The entrance of two Montague serving men interrupts their conversation. ...read more.

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You men, you beasts" PARTY SCENE: It is dramatic when Romeo and Juliet first meet. This is because Romeo only goes to the party to see Rosaline but when he gets there and sees Juliet he says "I never saw true beauty till this night". Juliet is at the party "to look to like" Paris: whom her parents want her to marry. The party comes soon after the fight between the Montague's and Capulets in the petrol station. Tybalt is offended that Romeo and his friends have gate crashed the party and is angry with Capulet for letting them stay. This is because the Montague's are sworn enemies of the Capulets and they have to be especially careful to keep the peace because of the Prince's threat. It is dramatic because we expect Capulet to throw them out of the party but instead Capulet says "I will not here in my house do him disparagement". ...read more.

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Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears" This speech shows us the two sides of love - happiness and rejection. A courtly lover like Romeo sees both these sides of love although Romeo rarely sees the happy side. Romeo protest that his love for Rosaline would never change and he even says that if he did see someone more beautiful then his eyes would burn out because they were liars. ACT 1 SCENE 5: The love between Romeo and Juliet is extremely superficial, as they have only fallen in love with each other's looks. The chorus also mentions this point. "Alike bewitch�d by the charm of looks:" Juliet is very young and innocent and it shows that this new love is overpowering for her. Romeo's use of romantic language and flattery conveys true love. It shows that they have really fallen for each other as their speech is entwined in a love sonnet so they are in tune with each other. Hear is a conversation at the party: "Then my lips the sin that they have took Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again." Relationships: ...read more.

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