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Right from the start Shakespeare makes it clear that there is tension between the two families. He does in the prologue by saying 'From ancient grudge break to new mutiny'. This shows the families quarrel and fight

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English Coursework Shakespeare Assignment Right from the start Shakespeare makes it clear that there is tension between the two families. He does in the prologue by saying 'From ancient grudge break to new mutiny'. This shows the families quarrel and fight. He also says 'the fearful passage of their death mark'd love, and the continuance of there parents' rage'. By saying this he is showing that the parents are still arguing even though disastrous events have occurred to both their children. The first part of conflict that you see is in Act 1 Scene 1 between the two families is with the servants of the house of Capulet, Sampson and Gregory they are talking about the Montague's servants in a nasty way sort of making fun. Sampson says ' I will push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall' he is saying that they have no quarrel with women and that he would push the maids against the wall in a sexual way. He says this because he thinks himself and Gregory would have better luck with the ladies. ...read more.

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will be attending this party. 'My fair niece Rosaline and Livia' This is the part of the invitation that led Romeo into thinking that going to a Capulet party was a good idea even though it was his families enemies party! This part creates a bit of tension because it makes you wonder what will happen if Romeo actually goes to the party.Romeo decides to go to the Capulets masquerade party along with Mercutio his best friend and others. By even stepping in the Capulets house makes you think that he's taking a risk, as he's a Montague from the rival family. When Tybalt sees him obviously he reacts in a bad way and gets very angry and straight away he goes to his uncle and tells him. 'Uncle this is a Montague, our foe: A villain that is hither come in spite to scorn at our solemnity this night' this means that he thinks that a Montague came into their house even though they despite him. His uncle doesn't react in the same way he is more laid back and tells Tybalt 'Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone a bears him like a portly gentleman;' this means for him to calm down stay dignified and leave him alone he has done no harm. ...read more.

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During a conversation with Benvolio and Mercutio, Mercutio describes Tybalt as the prince of cats and a courageous captain of compliments. Captain of compliments means art of dueling i.e. in the latest Italian style. This adds to the drama because the audience now think he's complimenting him this may confuse them. Friar Lawrence says yes to marrying Juliet Capulet into the Montague family he thinks that if he does this then he might solve some of the problems between the two rival arguing families. 'In one respect I'll thy assistant be: for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households rancour to pure love'. This is proof that he thinks this. Even thought by doing this he is taking a risk because it could back fire and turn out to be a very bad decision causing more tension drama and even death. This all adds to the drama because of the way it's written. Shakespeare purposely writes it in this way to make you want to keep watching or reading and wonder what will happen next. ?? ?? ?? ?? Abdul Ghafar ...read more.

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