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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is the story of two families that dislike each other from an ancient grudge. The first scene I will write about is the opening scene, Act 1 Scene 1. The scene commences with two servants from the Capulet house called Samson and Gregory walking through the public place of Verona. As they are walking they meet two servants from the Montague house, their house rivals. The Montague servants are called Benvolio and Abraham. The Capulet servants then begin to taut the Montague servants. As they are arguing, Samson a servant from the Capulet, house makes a gesture by biting his thumb. "Do you bite your thumb at us sir." This in Shakespeare era was considered quite a rude think to do to another person. The argument between the servants develops into fight. Benvolio, a Montague, tries to stop the fighting and brawling but Tybalt, a Capulet, arrives and attacks him. Citizens come and try to stop and impede the fighting, but then the leader of the Capulet house arrives and tries to join the fighting, "what noise is this? ...read more.


"O where is Romeo? Saw you him today?" Benvolio replies that he has seen him but adds that Romeo wants to be left alone. No one seems to know what is the matter with Romeo. Benvolio and Romeo's parents go to search for Romeo. When they find him Benvolio confronts Romeo and asks why he is upset and as he does Lady and Lord Montague depart from the scene. Benvolio begins to question Romeo, as he is a very close friend to Romeo and his family. Belvolio asks why he is so sad and Romeo explains that he is unhappy because he is in love and he feels completely, confused and befuddled. Benvolio endeavors to find out the name of the girl Romeo has fallen in love with, but he fails and Romeo explains that she is not in love with him. Benvolio explains that Romeo should forget about this girl and look at other girls, but Romeo says that, that is impossible to do so. ...read more.


Romeo asks the Nurse who Juliet is and to his disbelief he learns that Juliet is a Capulet. Juliet sends the Nurse to discover Romeo's name and she is also dismayed when she learns Romeo is a Montague. By this time it is very late in the evening and the guests begin to leave the party. This part of the scene would be very dramatic because this is when Romeo and Juliet first meet each other. The atmosphere of the scene would be very tense and anxious and the audience would be very quiet and still compared to the other dramatic scene in Act 1 Scene 1 where the servants were fighting and the audience would be shouting loudly. In the film this scene was very much like what I thought it would be like, compared to Act 1 Scene 1 in the film. In this scene there was music and dancing just like what Shakespeare talked about in the play. In this Scene there are two themes, "Love" and "Hate". The love is between Romeo and Juliet and an example of hate is Tybalt's hate for Romeo. By James Fretwell 11N ...read more.

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