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Discuss the importance of Act 3, Scene 5. How does Shakespeare use dramatic devices in order to make it such an interesting and important scene?

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Coursework for GCSE Assessment Romeo and Juliet By, Aadil Hakim 10RS 'Romeo and Juliet' is a tragic love story about two lovers who cannot be in love because of a feud between their families; the Montague's and the Capulet's. The themes of the play are Love, hatred and Death. The play was set in the Elizabethan period when fathers treated their daughters as objects to be traded and wives would not dare stand up to their husbands, in fear of being punished. This was because men had the money and status, furthermore men tended not to respect these women. Act 3 scene 5 comes after Romeo and Juliet are married and before Juliet and Romeo both die. This essay will focus on the use of Shakespeare's use of dramatic devices to show act 3 scene 5 as interesting and important to the audience. The scene is introduced as Romeo and Juliet are both on their own in Juliet's room together it is the night after their secret marriage by Friar Lawrence. Juliet is trying to persuade Romeo not to go by saying "it was the nightingale, and not the lark that pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear." ...read more.

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Therefore, this dramatic device allows the audience to become involved with the scene. The atmosphere changes rapidly later on in the scene as Lady Capulet threatens to avenge Tybalts death. She says "Shall give him such a unaccustomed dram that he shall soon keep Tybalt company; and then I hope though wilt be satisfied." This suggests Lady Capulet wants revenge by poisoning Romeo. As you can imagine this worries Juliet as her husband is about to be killed by her mother. Therefore, Shakespeare uses the language of hate and vengeance to interest the audience and show the true nature of Lady Capulet. Furthermore, when Lady Capulet says that Juliet is to marry Paris on Thursday. The audience become very interested as they already know that Juliet is married to Romeo, which this is an example of dramatic irony, because the audience know more than the characters. Therefore the audience are seeing the scene as central and important to the play as a whole When Juliet's father says to Juliet that she has to get married to Paris, Juliet tries to remain calm as she quietly utters the words "Good father, I beseech you on my knees, Hear me with patience but to speak a word." ...read more.

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this when she makes sarcastic comments like, "well though hast comforted me marvellous much" this is an example of sarcasm because she does not really think she has comforted her. When the Nurse leaves the scene; Juliet is then left on stage on her own. This makes the audience feel tense because they don't know what is going to happen next. Juliet then decides to go too Friar Lawrence for help; he devises a plan too help Juliet avoid the marriage. This makes the audience feel relaxed because they think its going to be a happy ending where as its not. In conclusion act 3 scene 5 affects the audience in numerous ways because of dramatic devices employed by Shakespeare. From these the audience are able to become more involved and feel different emotions. Act 3 scene 5 is a very important part in the play as it is successful because it demonstrates the climax and predicts the ending of the play. This scene is very eventful because Romeo and Juliet are separated from one another. Furthermore we see the action of Lord Capulet Being enraged by his daughter's refusal of the marriage. The scene is very dramatic as it shows action, deception and conflict while entertaining and interesting the audience. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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