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Analysis of act 1, scene 5

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Analysis of act 1, scene 5 The scene starts off with the serving-men preparing for the party. This section has no great importance, although it does help to set the mood. It shows that everyone is really excited about the party, even the servants, who probably wouldn't even be able to go out into the party. The servants are all preparing for the party and somebody - Potpan is late. They are rushing because they know that nothing can go wrong. They themselves are even excited, even though it is not their party. This shows that the party must be a very important one. The serving-men all have strange names, this is because the houses they were serving would call them by the jobs that they did. I think that having the serving-men at the beginning of the scene is good, as just starting the scene with Capulet would not have made the mood seem as exciting. When Capulet comes in to welcome the guests, he is very jolly. He speaks very fast, and seems to babble on a bit. ...read more.


Lord Capulet is feeling very jolly, and tells Tybalt harshly to put up with him. Lord Capulet is the host of the party, and is very proud of it. He was obviously, by his words very proud of the party and so when Tybalt came to him wanting to cause trouble over Romeo being at the party he could see that it would cause a scene. Lord Capulet's mood changed a lot when he was talking to Tybalt, he changed from being very happy and jolly, to being very stern and showing he was in charge. I think, that if Lord Capulet had known that Romeo was going to seduce Juliet, then he would have felt a lot different about him being at the party. However, he wanted absolutely no trouble, and as he told Tybalt, Romeo had a good reputation. The next section of the scene is when Romeo and Juliet see each other. In this section, Romeo says how he then realised that he actually never loved Rosaline, and never really knew about love. ...read more.


Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loath�d enemy" This is quite easy to understand; Juliet is expressing her feelings about Romeo, and finding out that he is a Montague. The best part of this, I think is the bit where she says -My only love sprung from my only hate-. This explains well how she feels, and basically means that the only man she has true feelings for is part of the only family who all of her family truly hate. When Juliet asks the nurse who Romeo is, or what Romeo is, the nurse doesn't tell her this is because she wanted to protect her, and didn't want her to be upset. When Romeo and Juliet talk with the nurse, it shows their feelings at the sudden disappointment as soon as they find out. It is important, as you know their feelings when they first met, now you know their feelings when they first find out, and you can also see how their feelings progress through the story, knowing that they are from two households who's lives revolve around hating the other family. ...read more.

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