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Act One:Scene One. Romeo and Juilet- English Coursework In the Prolgue I think that Shakspeare explains to the Elizabethan audience what was going to haooen throughout the play and the key events that were going to happen. Altough Shakespeare reveals how the story wil unfold, he leaves out cructial infromation like how they meet and how/why they die. Shakespeare used the conversation between Sampson and Gregory in this part of the play to humour the Elizabethan audience because they found puns amusin in those days. I feel that Shakespeare also used the discussion between Sampson and Gregory to portray that the quarll between the families ws between the men and the masters of both the families. "ABRAHAM Do you bite your thumb at us, sir? SAMPSON I do bite my thumb, sir. ABRAHAM Do you bite your thumb at us, sir? SAMPSON [Aside to GREGORY] Is the law of our side, if I say ay? ...read more.


CAPULET My sword, I say! Old Montague is come, And flourishes his blade in spite of me". I think that Shakespeare used the role of women in the Elizabethan time period to potray the way that they were treated and the way that not all of them loved their husbands that much. I fell he also uses this part of the play to portray that the men in the Elizabethan time period played the more dominant role in society and that women were not listeaned to, even though they have their husbands best intrests at heart. I feel that the Prince of Verona (where the play is set) is just as bad as the two families, because he does not like them to resolt to violence whereas he says "Once more, on pain of death, all men depart. " "...The shady curtains from Aurora's bed..."This part of the play is used to portray how glad Romeo's perants were that Romoe was not involved in the fight. ...read more.


She will not stay the siege of loving terms, Nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes, Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold: O, she is rich in beauty, only poor, that when she dies with beauty dies her store.". Romeo also uses oxymorons in his speech "Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health" Shakespeare aslo uses this scene to portray the ralationship between Romeo and Benvolio because Romeo seeks Benvolios advice on love al though Romeo is the one giving the advice to Benvolio. I thin that some of the play was written in prose and some of it written in blank verse. The modd of the play starts off slow and gradually builds up then comes to a halt and slows down almost suddenly. All in all I fell that this a good in troduation to the play as it captivates the audiences attention and keeps it throughout the whole story. ...read more.

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