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By what means does Shakespeare show the ineviteability of Romeo and Juliet ending in tragedy

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????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? When Shakespeare was alive going to the theatre was a lot different than it is now, You didn't get fancy seat's, If you had a bit of money you might have a seat if your lucky but most people would stand up. It was a very social event so it was very noisy, It would have been like going to a modern day concert. Straw would be laid down on the floor because people would throw up and urinate on the floor. There was no curtain and no lights to dim so to let people know that the play was going to start. So Shakespeare had to catch the audiences attention another way. In Romeo and Juliet the prologue does this very well. Almost straight away, by the sixth line in fact, everybody knows that both Romeo and Juliet commit suicide. The prologue uses words like blood, fatal and death, which interest people. ...read more.


It shows a massive fight between the two families in the street. The fight isn't even started by family members but by the servants, which shows just how great the hate between them is. Right from the beginning of the play you know that Romeo has no problem with loving a Capulet. Which shows how he doesn't think of the consequences, Falling in love with the enemy is obviously going to cause problems. In act 1 scene 1 he is talking to Benvolio about how depressed he is about Rosaline not loving him 'out of her favour where I am in love' is how he describes it. He is really over the top about being upset, he walks around at night and during the day he lock's him self in his room 'he makes himself an artificial night.' But as soon as he sees Juliet all thoughts of Rosaline disappear. ...read more.


He says 'Ha banishment be merciful say death for exile hath more terror in his look much more than death, Do not say banishment' this is one of the many ways that Shakespeare shows the ineffability of there love ending in tragedy In Elizabethan times (when Shakespeare was alive) it was usual for girls to marry young, and for their parents to arrange who they would marry for them. If a woman wanted to better herself and her family was to marry somebody richer than her. Love didn't have much to do with it. So it wasn't unusual that Juliet's parents wanted her to marry Paris. But as they don't know that she has already married Romeo there is a lot of dramatic irony going on, the audience know that she cant merry Paris but her parents think that she is just being awkward. Capulet gets extremely angry with this. He has brought the wedding forward in the first place to cheer Juliet up because he thought she was grieving for her cousin's death. But really she is upset because Romeo has been exiled (more dramatic irony) ...read more.

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