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Discuss how Shakespeare presents the change in relationships between certain characters in Act 1 Scene 5, The Banquet Scene.

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Romeo and Juliet Essay Discuss how Shakespeare presents the change in relationships between certain characters in Act 1 Scene 5, The Banquet Scene. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play about two lovers, from two different households, who, at the end take their lives. This play was written by William Shakespeare, and set in the 16th century. The reigning monarch of the time in which Shakespeare wrote this play was Queen Elizabeth I. An audience in the 16th century would have liked Romeo and Juliet because it was really full of everything, lots of things going on at the same time, and it really creates many emotions. There is a lot of violence in this play and this is because of and ancient argument between the two families. This ends up with the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In this essay I will discuss about the ways in which Shakespeare presents the changes in the relationships between certain characters in the Banquet Scene. Act 1 Scene 5. Firstly I am going to talk about the relationship between Tybalt and Capulet in the Banquet scene. Many of the Montague family including Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio all go to the ball that had been made for all the Montague's and their friends. ...read more.


Tybalt, on the other hand, is completely off the rails. He doesn't care what he is saying or how he is acting. He is just being as rude as he wants. Capulet tries to calm Tybalt down but, this just makes Tybalt angrier so Tybalt says even worse things and Capulet starts to tell him off. "Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone, 'A bears him like a portly gentleman;" "It fits when such a villain is a guest: I'll not endure him". "Go to, go to, You are a saucy boy. Is't so indeed?" Now I shall talk about Romeo's immediate reaction to, and initial approach to Juliet. As soon as Romeo saw Juliet he was so overwhelmed by her beauty that he could not take his eyes off of her. He thinks that he has never in his life seen anyone as beautiful as her and probably thinks that he is a fool for going after all of those other people. "Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night." "O she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night As a jewel in an Ethiop's ear- Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear:" Romeo knows that he knows he is looking at her and is watching her. ...read more.


Also it is so that the Montague's can enter being unseen. Now I am going to discuss the social and historical context, represented by the language and manner ("Ethiop's ear." Romeo's reference to religion as a means of conveying honour). When Romeo starts talking to Juliet he talks about pilgrims, which goes with his meaning to Juliet, but the audience might not understand what he really means, and why he is talking about religion. "My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss." I am now going to say the ways in which this scene affects the play as a whole. If Romeo had not gone to the ball, Tybalt would have not then been angry and want to fight or duel with Romeo, Romeo's friend Mercutio might not have been killed because Tybalt would have not talked to Mercutio to find Romeo, and Capulet would no have embarrassed Tybalt which must have enraged him even more. Romeo and Juliet both act too close when they meet, because they don't know each other, if they were not like this then maybe they would have held back for longer and maybe, none of the tings that did happened would have happened. 1 ...read more.

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