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act3 scene5 romeo and juliet

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Essay title: In act3 scene5, Juliet finds herself in a terrible predicament, her father insists that she marry pairs but she is already secretly married to Romeo. Examine the ways in which Shakespeare makes us sympathise with Juliet. As this scene begins, Romeo and Juliet have just spent the night together, after Romeo stabbed Tybalt because Tybalt had killed Mercutio and therefore Romeo became furious and stabbed Tybalt. That is why Romeo came to be banished as well as this was his last night with Juliet. Now Romeo has to leave after he and Juliet spent the night together. Juliet does not want Romeo to leave, so she tells Romeo that it is still dark and the sun is not yet out "yon light is not daylight. I know it. I. It is same meteor that the sun exhales to be to thee this night to torchbearer, and light thee on thy way to Mantua". This quote is telling us that it is still not daylight; she knows it is day and that the meteor is coming out of the sun to light his way to Mantua. Romeo tells Juliet I'll stay with you, let them come get me. "Let me be ta'en. Let me be put to death. I am content, so thou wilt have it so". Romeo is happy with Juliet and will not leave her. Juliet is worried about Romeo therefore she tells him to go. ...read more.

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At the end of this scene Juliet has changed because at the start of the scene Juliet is so happy and has a high status, but towards the end of the scene Juliet becomes lonely and is powerless. She was upset; she was knelling on her knees. When Juliet was left alone, we as an audience we fell sorry because she has no one. This scene tells us about the roles of a daughter and a mother in Elizabethan times. They are powerless, they cannot work. At the age of fourteen or when a girl gets their period they should be married. Juliet's mother did not have any power; she had to be on her husband's side all the time. I think that the Elizabethan audience will be sympathetic towards Juliet because she doesn't have anything and her family has turned their back on her and she can't do anything. Juliet cleverly misleads her mother with double meanings her is a quote" yet let me weep for such a feeling loss". This quote is in double meaning and it saying that let me (as in Juliet) keep weeping because Romeo had just left her, but her mother thinks she is crying for Tybalt. Also Juliet misled her mum "I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you hate rather than pairs". ...read more.

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By the end of the scene everyone has left and her only solution is to seek the help Friar Lawrence or to kill herself. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony by allowing us to share Juliet's predicament while her parents remain ignorant of the truth. This way we understand how desperate her situation is. I think what Romeo and Juliet had to endure is dad because they did not get to live their lives as they wanted to and it's not fair that women's and girls have to listen to whatever their father and husband have to say to them. I think that Lord Capulet and Lady Capulet should have let Juliet say who she wanted to get married to, give her the chance to do something for her own life. Since Juliet is their only daughter I think for her happiness they should have listened to what she wanted. I have learnt that women in the Elizabethan time did not have power and had to listen to what their husband or father would say that is why Lady Capulet did not go against Lord Capulet, when Juliet asked for some time, so women's in Elizabethan time did not have a choices and I also learnt that Juliet did not get what she wanted she had to listen to her father. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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