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Examine how the relationship between Juliet and her parents is presented in Romeo and Juliet act 3 scene 5 and explain how Shakespeare makes it dramatic.

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Examine how the relationship between Juliet and her parents is presented in Romeo and Juliet act 3 scene 5 and explain how Shakespeare makes it dramatic In this essay I will be examining how the relationship between Juliet and her parents is presented in act 3 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet and I will also explain how Shakespeare makes it dramatic. The play Romeo and Juliet is about two families who have been fighting for years. When Romeo falls in love with Juliet, there are many consequences including the death of a family member and friend. A story of love, revenge and death, revolving around a pair of star-crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet is one of William Shakespeare's most well known tragic plays which was written in 1594 which was the Tudor times so therefore it was targeted at that audience as you could see by the dialect. I think the reason most people are intrigued by this play is because right at the beginning, before the play even starts we know that the main characters are going to die "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life's." the main themes incorporated in this play are action and romance an excellent recipe for an excellent play as it appeals to both genders. Juliet's relationship with her parents is nothing like the relationship teenagers have today like for example we call our mothers "mum" "mother" but in the play Juliet calls her mother "madam" or "lady" its like she is not even her mother. ...read more.

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I think that if the audience didn't know that lady Capulet was Juliet's mother we would never have guessed from looking at their relationship. When Romeo is getting ready to leave we hear from the nurse "your lady mother is coming to your chamber" and we the audience think that Romeo is going to get caught so a lot of tension is created here Shakespeare also uses dramatic irony here as we know that Juliet is there with Romeo but her mother doesn't. When Juliet is crying her heart out Lady Capulet thinks it's because of her cousin's death and so tells Juliet what she plans to do to avenge Tybalt's death but the audience know that she is not crying over Tybalt but over Romeo and when she hears what her mother plans to do she says that she will actually make the poison therefore this makes her mother think that Juliet actually hates Romeo as well "to bear a poison, I would temper it" the audience know that if Juliet makes the poison as she says she will she will probably just mix herbs and give it to Romeo as she will not be able to kill him. Lady Capulet seems quite shocked that Juliet defies her as it is not something Juliet has ever done so she defers her to her husband Juliet's father. ...read more.

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father say about Romeo but she cares about what the nurse says about him as she is the closest thing to a mother and her opinion matters. At the end of the scene Juliet's relationship with her parents is even more distant while her relationship with the nurse is over and they will never share that bond that they both had. I think the Capulets were cruel to their daughter they never asked her opinion for anything it's like she never had a voice. I think it was their fault that she died as they pushed her to the limits and suicide was the only escape to her being in this cruel world where she couldn't do what her heart desired the only thing that she wanted and she could not get it, it also proves that action speaks louder than words because if Juliet went to her parents and asked if she could marry Romeo they would never have let her as he is the son of an enemy and the stupid family feud would have continued but now they see that all their hatred caused the death of their beloved children their trials and tribulation have passed when death has arrived at their doorstep this is a true tragedy this is not just applicable to this story but to many peoples lives they learn their lessons too late in life for instance in the most harsh circumstances. English Language and Literature Page1 ...read more.

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