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Analyse the Dramatic Contribution of Lord Capulet, Romeo and Tybalt in Act 1 Scene 5 of

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Analyse the Dramatic Contribution of Lord Capulet, Romeo and Tybalt in Act 1 Scene 5 of "Romeo & Juliet". Shakespeare brings these characters together in this scene to make it more dramatic in various ways. In this scene Lord Capulet is throwing a party to celebrate her daughter, Juliet's engagement with a very wealthy man called Paris. Romeo, a Montague, the rival family of the Capulet's has been persuaded by some friends to go and gate crash the party with them to prove to Romeo that there are plenty of other great women around due to him being depressed about him being away from his current girl friend, Rosaline. In this Shakespeare makes Lord Capulet speak in Blank Verse, this suggests that Lord Capulet is a very important and wealthy character in the play. ...read more.

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In this scene Romeo seems very dazed once he has set his eyes on Juliet and becomes more and more interested in her. This is very ironic because both there families hate each other and just a few scenes before this there was a large fight between both families. He also becomes very calm. He speaks formally because he is in love and has a lot of feelings now and seems to have completely forgotten about Rosaline and has cheered up a lot. Romeo uses quite a bit of Soliloquy, this is when he stops and he speaks his thoughts, "Is she a Capulet? O dear account! My life is my foe's debt." By doing this it makes the audience feel like they are involved a lot more in the play because only they and that character can hear it. ...read more.

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Tybalt however is a very different person in this scene to the others. Tybalt speaks in blank verse in this scene and uses prose. Prose is the type of language Shakespeare gives to lower class people in his plays. Tybalt becomes very angry in the scene when he finds that Romeo is present at the party because he feels very strongly about Montague's, "Should be a Montague. Fetch me my rapier boy, what dares the slave come hither." He then goes to tell Lord Capulet about Romeo. Lord Capulet then tells Tybalt to forget about it and leave him alone," Content thee gentle coz, let him alone." Lord Capulet replies like this because he doesn't want his guests to see him get angry. But it could show a bit of piece in Tybalt, he may be like this because he wants to protect his family. RICHARD PICOT 10E ...read more.

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