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Romeo and Juliet

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Introduction

Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare opens with Act 1 Scene 1to show the audience the feud between the Capulet and the Montague's two families who can't stand the sight of each other. Shakespeare includes a lot of puns and innuendos that the servants exchange to each other. They make sexual comments about the women fighting this adds to the humour to the scene. The fight scene adds a sense of tension between the characters which also makes the audience tense. ...read more.

Middle

Lady Capulet and lady Montague have a sort of power over their husbands this also adds to the humour because we wouldn't expect a woman to make fun of her husband. Lady Capulet makes a comment "A crutch a crutch thy call u for a sword" she is saying her husband is too weak to fight and he should be carrying a crutch not a sword. When prince escalus enters the scene he threatens the two families to stop fighting or they would face torture. ...read more.

Conclusion

Romeo is very passionate about lovers he uses oxymorons like o loving hate we wouldn't expect this from a man we would have thought he would want to fight alongside his friends. Personally I thought he was abit queer because of the way he talked about love so poetically. I think Shakespeare had the right idea of opening with this scene because it showed us how things change over love and also we got to know most of the characters very well. ?? ?? ?? ?? Hafsa Yasmin ALI 10E Page 2 02/05/2007 13250.doc ...read more.

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