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Act 1 scene 5 ends the first act of the play and draws together the threads so far. The prologue gives the audience a idea of the plays plot and it's main themes of love destiny and hate

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Essay on Romeo and Juliet By Luchelle Emerson Act 1 scene 5 ends the first act of the play and draws together the threads so far. The prologue gives the audience a idea of the plays plot and it's main themes of love destiny and hate. The brawl in the first scene is the part of the play where it gets action packed and engages the audience. It also excites them and gets them ready for action. The audience then find out that when Romeo is away from Roseline he gets love sick over her and misses her. This gives the audience the idea of love and this is when Romeo is first introduced. In the next scene Paris talks to Capulet as a suitor, which gives the audience the idea of love and parental power. Ironically the ball is arranged so that Paris can see other beautiful young women, but lady Capulet and the nurse support the idea of their marriage . This is when Juliet is introduced properly and this also gives the idea of love and parents power. Next we see Romeo with all of his friends in a scene that gives a sense of destiny and fore boarding relating to the coming party. ...read more.

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We are reminded of Romeos misgivings before the ball when Romeo says " I fear too early for my mind misgives some consequence, yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date, with this nights revels and expire the term". A lot more tension is building up as Juliet finds out who Romeo is: " His name is Romeo and a Montague. The only son of your great enemy". When Juliet says " my only love sprung from my only hate , too early seen unknown and known to late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me. That I must have loathed my enemy", Juliet shows a lot of emotion in these ways. The scene is very varied as we see a lot of different paces that keep changing . The opening of the scene is very believable . Here we are focused on what type of language Samson is using and what effect it has. Samson says "where's Potpan that he helps not to take away". This shows that Samson is under pressure and is feeling irritable. Also in this scene the pace has changed from slow to quick because we see servants who are flustered and are rushing about preparing for the ball, we can see that this is at a very fast pace and keeps the audience engaged in what's going on. ...read more.

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In contrast we witness Romeo's private thought's within the public situation of the ball when he first sees Juliet: " O she doth teaches the torches to burn bright" and his language here is very sweet towards Juliet , it's imagery and involves the audience in his feelings. He describes her as so beautiful the description is like a love poem: " Like a rich jewel in an ethiopes ear, beauty too rich for use" Romeo also uses sharp contrast of light and dark to emphasise this . " So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows" He uses rhyming couplets , which gives a sense of completion and it reinforces the impression of Juliet's perfection. However, " for earth to dear" also reminds us there is a tragic destiny for her.. When Romeo and Juliet speak their words from a sonnet. This sonnet suggests the 2 lovers were made for each other , as the love match is mirrored in the way their individual speeches make a complete sonnet, so it's like they were meant to be , they were made for each other. It also creates the image that Juliet seems pure and wonderful. By using religious imagery: " My lips two blushing pilgrims" Romeo- " have not saints lips and holy palmers too?" Juliet- " Ay pilgrim lips that they must use in a prayer". ...read more.

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