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Act 1 scene 5 is a very important scene as Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time at Capulet's Party

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Act 1 scene 5 is a very important scene as Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time at Capulet's Party. This predicts to the audience and the reader that the rest of the play will be dramatic and emotional, as Romeo and Juliet are from two different households that are at war with each other. Earlier in the play we have seen Romeo talking to Benvolio about him having love trouble. Romeo explained to Benvolio he loved a girl called Rosaline but she never loved him. Romeo was given advice from Benvolio to forget about Rosaline and look at other girls, "Be ruled by me, forget to think of her, by giving liberty unto thine eyes, examine other beauties." Romeo refuses to forget about her and continues saying that he will never forget about her but as Romeo and his friends go to Capulet's Party, Romeo instantly falls in love with Juliet. This shows us that Romeo is a very naive character. Also before the scene Juliet had been encouraged to marry Paris, as she had a marriage proposal falls in love with Romeo. ...read more.

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Romeo's language towards Juliet seems to reveal to the audience hat he is in total love with her and admirer's her beauty too much. From this point the atmosphere will change to romantic and will have an effect on the audience that there is a lot to come. When Romeo goes to Capulet party, after a short time he is recognised by Tybalt. As Tybalt says when he recognises him "This by his voice his a Montague". Tybalt wants to kill Romeo right there "Fetch me my rapier, boy." This changes the atmosphere to tense and danger. However Capulet, who had been warned by the Prince that if another fight broke from the two families, they would be sentenced to death, stops Tybalt from starting a fight with Romeo and tells Tybalt that Romeo must be tolerated even though he is a Montague. "He shall be endured." Also Capulet says that Romeo is a virtuous and well-behaved youth. " To be a virtuous and well-governed youth. This gives the audience an understanding of Romeo that he has a reputation in Verona as he is known by one of the richest of Verona Capulet. ...read more.

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Romeo realizes he is in love with his enemy and that he is pledged to his love, which is his enemy. As Juliet she asks the nurse who is Romeo the nurse tells Juliet his name and that he is a Montague. Juliet's reaction is "My only love sprung my only hate. Too early seen unknown, and know too late prodigious birth of it is tome that I must love a loathed enemy. Juliet is as shocked as Romeo and very shocked that her first love is her hate. The audience at this point will feel that Romeo and Juliet will have a complicated as they are enemies but they love for each other won't go away. In conclusion I think that this scene is very important and effective. I think this because this gives the audience a hint what is yet to come from the play and predicts that it will be dramatic and interesting. The scene is romantic as Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time and kiss. Also it is interesting as Capulet's character changes and Tybalt anger is shown. I think that Shakespeare wrote the scene really good and structured it amazingly where the part Tybalt and Capulet are arguing comes between two romantic scenes which changes the environment. ?? ?? ?? ?? Hasan Manzoor 10L ...read more.

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