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'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare - Look again at Act 5 scene 3, lines 1-70. Explain why it is dramatically important.

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Siobhan Dudley 25th November 2002 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare Look again at Act 5 scene 3, lines 1-70. Explain why it is dramatically important consider closely: o Where the scene is set o How the language of the characters shows their thoughts and feelings o Why the audience might find this scene interesting o How the scene is part of the tragedy of the play This play is about two star-crossed lovers caught in a family feud. Act 5 scenes 3 Romeo has come to commit suicide and be with Juliet but she isn't in actuality dead and Paris has come to lay flowers and perfumed water. She wakes up to see Romeo and Paris dead commits suicide to. ...read more.


Inside the vault is where the whole of the members of the Capulet family go to be buried. The setting in the vault is grim and murky. The language of the characters portrays the thoughts and feelings of them in the final scene Paris at first speaks in a sonnet for which gives a sense of ritual. "Sweet flower, with flowers thy bridal bead I strew- O woe, thy canopy is dust and stones- Which with sweet water nightly I will drew" Paris is laying flat on the ground, which shows he is trying to avoid detection. His Page says aside "I am almost afraid to stand alone here in the church yard, yet I will adventure" Romeo in contrast is not afraid in the slightest. ...read more.


Panic and fear is brought upon friar Lawrence's entrance he says have my feet stumbled on graves! Which is thought to be a bad omen. When Juliet wakes she refers to the friar as comforting .At this point she seems confused and asks for her lord. Friar Lawrence speaks with urgency he says I dare not stay and leaves. Juliet is being reasoned and decisive in contrast to Romeo who is rash and reckless. All though Romeo and Juliet die this stops the family feud and it isn't so bad for the audience and the deaths do not seem pointless. This scene is tragic because Juliet woke up moments after Romeo had arrived. The lovers are victims of circumstances such as they are from two feuding families and all the odd were against them. The final scene is dramatically important because it is the climax of the whole play. Romeo and Juliet die to be together. ...read more.

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