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Act 3 scene 5, examine the ways in which Shakespeare makes us sympathise with Juliet.

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ACT 3 SCENE 5 IN ACT 3, SCENE 5 JULIET FINDS HERSELF IN A TERRIBLE PREDICAMENT. HER FATHER INSISTS THAT SHE MARRY PARIS BUT SHE IS ALREADY SECRETLY MARRIED TO ROMEO. EXAMINE THE WAYS IN WHICH SHEKESPEARE MAKES US SUMPATHISE WITH JULIET. An enormous amount of drama is created in Shakespeare's play, 'Romeo and Juliet', in Act 3 Scene 5. The drama is being created in many different ways, by each character in the scene. There are two main types of drama that are used throughout the scene to create drama; these are the use of suspense and the pace at which some characters act. The drama around Juliet is created by her father, lord Capulet, her mother, lady Capulet, and her nurse, and is created using different methods at different intervals in the act I am studying and in many others. In this coursework I am going to show how nurse, lord Capulet and lady Capulet betrays Juliet by making a disloyalty drama throughout the scene and for whom I feel most sympathy towards. PARAGRAPH TWO They are together for the last time, a brief night of happiness, I have noticed that how the roles of practical and fanciful change for a moment. Now it is morning and Romeo must leave but Juliet stops him and argues as she says: "It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear." Juliet argues that she hears the nightingale, the bird of the night and that it is not time yet for Romeo to leave. I think she denies that it is the lark because she thinks that it is too soon for Romeo to leave and that the night was too short for the two lovers. Shakespeare uses metaphors in this quote for example "Fearful hollow of thine ear" This gives more life and feelings in her quote. ...read more.

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Lady Capulet shouts "Fie, fie; what, are you mad? Juliet then bends down on her knees begging for her free will to choose what she wants "Good father, I beseech you on my knees, Hear me with patience but to speak a word." The irony in her words is very strong because it shows how much she does not want to marry Paris that she has to beg. This would have an immense effect on Juliet; she must feel so unwanted, betrayal and vertically tortured by lady Capulet and lord Capulet insulting her like that. And she must feel weak because there is no one to turn to. Lord Capulet still angry and muddle headed that he is still throwing nasty words and not only that he orders her to marry Paris or never look at him in the face again. "I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday Or never after look me in the face." Lord Capulet tells Juliet not to speak and he taunts her by saying how they have a curse in having her, he says "And that we have a curse in having her." I think when Lord Capulet says this Juliet must feel rejected and abandoned, her own parents do not want to see her face till she does what they want her to do. She must feel like a solitary soul or maybe worse because she has a family but they act more like stepparents then biological parents. Nurse in a way tries to take Juliet's side, she says "God in heaven bless her! You are to blame, my lord, to rate her so." I think nurse really cares for Juliet; she grew her up like her own child and Always there for her. Lord Capulet then yells at the nurse, he tells her not to speak "Peace you mumbling fool!" At this point Juliet telling her father why she does not want to marry may be a bad idea. ...read more.

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This means Nurse thinks that she thinks and does best for Juliet just like the way Lord and Lady Capulet thinks. From what I have learnt from Juliet's character is that she is kind, loving, caring and brave. In my opinion I feel the most sympathy for Juliet. She was being forced to marry someone that she did not want to marry. She was still young and na�ve. She had much to learn. She became vulnerable after the threat of being disowned by her parents and after the betrayal of the nurse. Juliet was very close to the Nurse and assumed that she would stand by Juliet and support her actions. Obviously Juliet assumed wrong, and all of a sudden Juliet had no one to talk and turn to. She was very brave at this point, and should be admired greatly. She had no one to turn to and yet she had the courage to go through the plan, set by the Friar. At fourteen she's seems years beyond her age, yet at the same time still seem very na�ve. When her father tells her she's marrying Paris, she would rather die than marry him. How many fourteen year olds today would do that? PARAGRAPH 10 This scene has a very intimidating effect on me by making me feel remorseful towards the two star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. This scene makes me think how heartache it is to be leaving the person you cannot live without, how the problem that has been created by lord Capulet which is forcing Juliet to marry Paris is indestructible, and is hard to fight against, and most of all your own family against your happiness and verdict. In the first section of the scene when Romeo and Juliet say their last goodbyes the effect this has on me is that it makes me feel anxious for them, by this I mean it is very nerve-wracking to see that . ...read more.

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