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Discuss Act One, Scene Five from the play "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare and analyse the language which Shakespeare uses.

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Discuss Act One, Scene Five from the play "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare and analyse the language which Shakespeare uses. In the play of 'Romeo and Juliet' so far, The Capulets and the Montagues have been given a decree: That if they were to disturb the streets of Verona again, than it would be punishable by death. The supreme prince Escalus made this Judgement with severity because of the other Two brawls before this most recent event. Both of the houses obeyed this order. After this incident, all of the fighting had halted and the colossal party of the Capulets were making the last preparations to the event. ...read more.

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The party was looking fabulous and everyone was wearing beautiful clothes and the party was going to be a great event for all. The people who had gone to the party were Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio. Mercutio is not a member of the house of Montague and he was allowed into the party. He invited lovesick Romeo to get his mind off his crush on the Majestic Rosaline. He didn't want to go to the event because of this upsetting. He was persuaded to go to the party by his best friend Mercutio; he told him that Rosaline would be there and that he would be able to speak to her. ...read more.

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Romeo was shown as a Knight in shining armour in the Lurhmann version and Juliet was seen as a enchanted goddess which Romeo couldn't resist. Juliet was wearing White in the Lurhmann version: It symbolised purity and Goodness to all, The sonnet in the banquet scene of 'Romeo and Juliet'. Romeo and Juliet are having a conversation about themselves and Romeo is trying to kiss Juliet but she is reluctant. The first line which is said is 'If I profane with my unworthiest hand' This means that I am sully and my hand is undeserving of this blessing. 'This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this:' She says that she is a holy shrine and that what he is about to proceed with is a gentle error ...read more.

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