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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. The play 'Romeo and Juliet' was written between the years 1594 to 1596, Shakespeare was famous for his plays and his sonnets. He was a genius at creating a lavish play script and portraying it in such away that the play could be used anywhere or at any time. Shakespeare's opening scenes showed what was to come in this play and to layout the story. He used powerful imagery in this play which illustrates romance, religion and light and dark. He uses these images with powerful language to create a wonderful experience. He had to use this type of language because in his plays, there would be two men on stage, because no women were allowed to go on the stage at the time; so all of the language expressed what Romeo and Juliet were thinking. The play begins with a chorus, which is to dramatise events to the audience; this is also used to describe what is to arrive in the upcoming play. This is to create imagery for the audience and to create anticipation between them, so that the story is gripping and romantic. ...read more.

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He is asking a servant about whom she is. He begins to think only of her radiating beauty. He begins to drift off and starts talking to himself, He begins with from line 43-44 saying "O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night" he is saying that she is the brightest and that she is like a torch but at the centre of attention, which is bright and wonderful. Glistening beauty, which is unmatched, on its own, in the night. He carries on with "As a rich jewel in a Ethiop's ear: Beauty too rich for use, for earth to dear" This means that she is like a jewel which is unmatched in the darkness, and that she is too astounding, like an angel because earth is too delicate to handle her beauty. "So shows a snowy owl trooping with crows, as yonder lady o'er her fellows shows" This means that she is the only pure one out of the people who are at the party, and that all of the other people are all less beautiful, surrounding her. Tybalt discovers that Romeo is at the party and he wants to strike him down. He then goes on to say "He shall not endure him" because he is at the enemy party and it is a disgrace. ...read more.

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I think that the reason why that they use guns in the movie by Luhrman was because guns are often used in America and they are a problem. The people in the play are also dressed up appropriately at different times and show whom some of the people are and especially at the party. Juliet is an angel, fragile and beautiful. Romeo is knight, brave and courageous. Tybalt is a devil, evil. Juliet's mother is Cleopatra, overpowering. Juliet's father, is Julius Caesar, he is a ruler and wise in engaging in battle, this could have meant to be used when he is talking to Tybalt. All of the main people at the party show who they really are. The film shows a good interpretation of the original play. They have obviously made some changes to the seen to make it more romantic, the play had limitations because they were using two men. Most of the writing that I have put forward is mainly to my opinion to all of the scripts meaning. I think that the use of a prologue maybe effective in a way but non-effective in others. You already know what is to happen in the play, which builds up anticipation, but there is no surprise in the ending. I do not enjoy knowing what is to come and I would prefer a surprise rather than anticipation for when this event will occur. Anthony Zupnik 10GA Page 1 ...read more.

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