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Consider how the themes of love and hate are explored in act 1 scene 5

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Consider how the themes of love and hate are explored in act 1 scene 5 Shakespeare's play was not an original idea he took some features from a poem written by Arthur Brooke and made it into a play. This poem was called " The Tragicall History Of Romeus And Juliet," it was written in 1562. The poem was about two families at war and young love, which makes it a good story. There are a few films that share the similarities in theme including: Bend it like Beckham, Titanic, West side story. Shakespeare updated the poem and made a few changes. For example he made Juliet much younger than she was in the actual poem, he only let the romantic couple spend one night of passion. He did these things to make the audience want to watch it more and to make the audience's eager to see how the relationship develops. Also it is possible that Shakespeare used the names from real families. People think that they lived in Italy in the thirteenth century; they were called Montecchi and Capletti. The scene act 1 scene 5 contains the themes of love and hate. ...read more.


"He behaves to his uncle like Romeo is a "villain" and he acts all panicky but Capulet doesn't mind that Romeo's at the ball and Capulet's being polite about it and tells Tybalt to do the same and to calm down, Capulet says " content thee, gentle coz, let him alone". Tybalt reminds me of an uncontrolled maniac. He leaves the room and promises not to start an argument. He has changed the atmosphere from love to hatred because as soon as he sees Romeo he is not happy that a Montague is at a Capulet's party but no one else seems to be bothered at all apart from Tybalt. The reaction to Romeo when he sees Juliet is love at first sight his whole mind goes blank about Rosaline, which is a surprise. Juliet is his new girl in his life he thinks she's beautiful and he wants to kiss her "pilgrim lips". Romeo shows his love to Juliet through some actions this shows there love is pure and Rosaline's love was just a crush and infatuation. ...read more.


He storms out and we are left with suspense. The scene increases suspense and drama for the future as Tybalt has promised revenge. Tybalt will start another argument after the party is over; Tybalt's not the sort of person that will just leave it alone. Tybalt will not put up with it he says, " I'll not endure him ". But at the party his uncle warns him to behave in a friendly manner and says, "Show a fair presence, and put off these frowns!" Romeo didn't feel like this with Rosaline like he does with Juliet because they use religious language in their sonnet. He says "a pilgrim lips they use in prayer!" he feels totally head of heels in love with Juliet and he only met her for about five minutes. This scene is more about love because everyone is happy and having a marvellous time especially Romeo and Juliet. Everyone is dressed up and mysterious, discuss the mosk tradition and they all feel welcomed and happy to be there. The only person that is in an angry mood is Tybalt but then Capulet puts him in his place and gets him to leave the party. However Tybalt's only looking out for his cousin. ?? ?? ?? ?? By Amy Constantine ...read more.

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