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A close analysis of act 3 scene v of 'Romeo and Juliet'.

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A close analysis of act 3 scene v of 'Romeo and Juliet' INTRODUCTION Just before act 3 scene V, Romeo was banished from Verona for an act of revenge on Tybalt who had killed Romeo's friend Mercutio. The results of Romeo behaviour induced more conflict between the Montagues and the Capulets, which creates a dramatic impact to the rest of the scene. Afterwards Romeo and Juliet secretly got married and Romeo stayed over at Juliet's bedroom which is now where we start discussing in more detail about act 3 scene V. In act 3 scene v there consists of four duologues, the four duologues are all in the same setting in Juliet's room. The first duologue is between Romeo and Juliet discussing there feelings for each other, the second duologue is between Lady Capulet and Juliet discussing the marriage of Juliet and Paris in a more dramatic irony kind of way, the third duologue is between Lord Capulet also discussing about the marriage of Juliet and Paris and the fourth duologue is between Juliet, Lady Capulet and the Nurse arguing whether for Juliet to marry Paris or not. The theme is now on a Tuesday morning and Romeo has to leave Juliet or he will be discovered by the Capulets and will be executed. Romeo has just woken up and is ready to leave as he realises that it is the morning because of the Lark singing (only sings in the morning) ...read more.


When Juliet and Lady Capulet are having a conversation of Romeo line 75-102 there is a use of double entendre by Juliet. This double meaning adds a bit more drama and excitement to this part of the play as the audience know Juliet is talking of her love for Romeo, whereas her mother thinks she is speaking of Romeo in a disapproving manner. This is the main part of Juliet�s and Lady Capulet�s speeches in those lines which shows the double meanings clearly The one dramatic irony is from line 93-102 where she describes how she is going to kill Romeo with poison where it did came true because if it wasn't for the poison at the end Romeo wouldn't of died. Throughout the scene, Lady Capulet makes many speeches aimed at Juliet, some of these more vital than others, like sending a man to kill Romeo. It comes to mind that she thinks that Tybalt�s death has affected her most out of everyone as she does not think he was punished accordingly for the crime committed. Once Lady Capulet turns to Juliet about the wedding she refuses her in line 17 "He shall not make me there a joyful bride" and Lady Capulet can't believe what she is saying so she turns to husband. Part 3 The Third Duologue Lord Capulet enters in Juliet's room thinking Juliet has agreed to the wedding, he uses water and sea imagery to describe Juliet in ...read more.


As Romeo is banished, he cannot provide a good home and family for Juliet while Paris can and Juliet does not break her bonds with her family. I still believe the Nurse has changed her mind and not her heart, as I believe the Nurse still thinks Romeo is a better gentleman and Juliet will love him more than any other man. The Nurse's importance is portrayed once again, as her 'betrayal' and change of advice led Juliet to her plan of drinking poison, which had a devastating affect on a the final line of the scene. Conclusion From act 3 scene v, we see she is being more isolated as the scene go on because one by one she is being separated by key characters: Romeo, her mother, her father and the nurse. We see Juliet becoming stronger throughout the scene as she has the courage to tell her parents that she doesn't want to marry Paris even with all the pressure she's putting up with. Overall, the drama is created mainly by the use of suspense and the strength of the language used by different characters at parts of the play, especially when that mood is not expected to be shown in that part. I have also concluded that a characters language was written to suit the image of them to others and to make the play interesting and exciting throughout. BY KELVIN HANG SY ...read more.

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