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Consider the importance of these scenes in the play as a whole Act 1 scene 5, Act 2 scene 2 and Act 3 scene 5

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Consider the importance of these scenes in the play as a whole Act 1 scene 5, Act 2 scene 2 and Act 3 scene 5 In this essay, I will consider the importance of Act 1 scene 5, Act 2 scene 2 and Act 3 scene 5. Act 1 scene 5 is where Romeo first sees Juliet and instantly falls in love with her. In act 2 scene 2 Juliet speaks out loud her love for Romeo unaware that he is listening, when he reveals him self to her they arrange for Juliet's nanny to be there go-between. In Act 3 scene 5 it is all ready dawn and Romeo must leave Juliet. Their parting is interrupted by nurse, who warns them that Juliet's mother us coming. Lady Capulet brings news of the arranged marriage. At the start of Act 1 scene 5 there are servants talking this creates a rushed atmosphere with lots of anxiety. Capulet is speaking to his guests, he speaks politely to them but he is very too the point which some people may find offensive. ...read more.


Juliet says, "It is too rash, too sudden, too like the lightning" this suggests their love could be unexpected, powerful or as awesome as a bolt of lightning. However it also suggests that it may not last or could be dangerous. The nurse interrupts three times in the scene so there plans for commitment are stalled. This suggests their relationship will be fraught with problems and as the audience know, doomed to failure. Juliet uses images associated with bird training to decide the relationship she has with Romeo. Juliet fears her love will be damaging to Romeo and again dramatic irony is created. Juliet is saying how she loves Romeo no matter what name he has. She says how if a rose were called something else it would be just as nice, so even though Romeo is a Montague and she is a Capulet she still loves him. Romeo reacts well to what she says "O speak again bright angel" cries Romeo, this shows that he is pleased with what she is say and wants her to continue. He says, "My name my dear saint, is hate to myself" this is Romeo saying he doesn't like his name and wishes ...read more.


However at the end of the play he accepts some of the responsibility for what has happened by "Winking at their discords" (Act 5 Scene 3). He also tries to bring the two sides together by, "What a scourge is laid upon your hate, "that heavens finds means to kill your joys with love" (Act 5 Scene 3). Friar Laurence also plays a large part in the tragedy and he is in none of the selected scenes, mainly through his complicated plans, which require accurate timing, and in the end simply did not happen. Romeo did not receive the letter, so when he heard the bad news from Balthasar, he thought Juliet was really dead. Friar Laurence need not have granted the requests of Romeo and Juliet without carefully considering the consequences. I do not think fate played a part in the play as there were too many mistakes made by the main characters. a lot happens in other scenes apart from Act 1 scene 5, Act 2 scene 2 and Act 3 scene 5, all of the play builds up to them dying not just the scenes where Romeo and Juliet are together. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jake Fell ...read more.

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