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Discuss how Shakespeare creates dramatic tension with particular reference to Juliet an her relationship with other characters

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Discuss how Shakespeare creates dramatic tension with particular reference to Juliet an her relationship with other characters in Act 3 Scene 5 This essay is discussing the dramatic play of Romeo & Juliet, where true love turns into a great tragedy because of a family feud. The author of the play is William Shakespeare and in Act 3 Scene 5 he showed great tension & suspense leaving the audience at the edge of their seats, whether it was a 16th century day audience (when the play was written) or a modern day audience. This key scene is very important because this is where Romeo & Juliet spend few hours together & where they first make love; this is also their first & last night together. In the beginning of this scene, Romeo & Juliet are very sexual & intimate they both are very playful and act very na�ve like it seems they are so surrounded in their love that have forgotten that Romeo has been banished. For example Juliet says "Therefore stay yet: thou need'st not be gone". Juliet says this in a very playful voice & it's like she really thinks it can last forever. ...read more.


Her mother is visibly very angry with what she has just said because she seems to be quite jealous of Juliet & thinks she is being rather ungrateful. Lady Capulet would have loved to marry a young handsome gentleman like Paris so to her it is also quite confusing why Juliet didn't jump for joy. However Lady Capulet & Juliet see love as very different things. Lady Capulet looks for wealth, looks & if they are gentlemen. On the other hand Juliet looks at love as something from the inside the personality of the man yes looks count but personality is the most important thing. Also Juliet loves Romeo so she can't go & automatically switch and love Paris just because he is handsome & rich or because her parent wants her to marry him. It just broke her into pieces just thinking of marring Paris When Lord Capulet enters it is like all the courage and control Juliet once had disappears through her finger tips. She begins to cry uncontrollably and her father is very pleasant towards her until he finds out that Juliet does not want to marry Paris then he his mood switches to the complete opposite andhe explodes like a volcano. ...read more.


His lust of Rosaline & really thought he was in love then he meet Juliet and new what really love is. Love that you're willing to die for. Love that you're willing to go against all odds. Love that you're willing to take all types of risks. The hate was very noticeable it was between the two families which later lead to their children's death. Through the whole story you can sense that time is running out for Romeo & Juliet but you can also sense that fate brought them together and fate is also going to bring there death. Shakespeare shows this throughout the whole story just dropping little clues especially the last few words there say to each over after their night of passion. Through the whole play Juliet has went from strength to strength & done all she could possibly do to keep her secret & be with her soul mate forever but unfortunately love doesn't always triumphant and despite all her troubles her Romeo dies which leads to her killing herself. Her strong love fore Romeo helped her accomplished all she has done, even for her to fake her own death & lie to her parents. Only it wasn't good enough because her love ended up in her killing herself. ?? ?? ?? ?? Isheshe Samantha Jimawo English 10C/T ...read more.

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