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Examining the ways in which Shakespeare makes act 3 scene 5 full of tension and excitement for the audience.

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Examining the ways in which Shakespeare makes act 3 scene 5 full of tension and excitement for the audience. Act 3 scene 5 is connected to all the other scenes by the tension we have in this scene, the tension is one of the most important factors about this scene as the conversations start with Romeo and Juliet, then around Juliet and her mom lady Capulate, lady Capulate and her dad lord Capulate. All the conversations are around Juliet or about her; she always has an intersection in them. This scene is where everything starts to go wrong. In this act, Romeo has to leave after his night with Juliet after they have married just in time before Lady Capulet enters to tell Juliet she is to be married to Paris which throws the whole plan but when she refuses to carry out the marriage and her father enters the scene goes into a steep climax. Then at the end of the scene Juliet talks to the nurse the person she has spent all her life with turns on her and says she should marry Paris. This is a very dramatic and important scene to the play and needs a lot of different techniques to keep the audience interested. As the audience already knows that Juliet has been told that she is going to marry Paris earlier to make her happier although its makes her feel worse as she is going to break the law, she is already married to Romeo. ...read more.

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The Assumptions that are made by the characters are Sarcasm, Puns. Which we learn later on that the characters don't know as much as they think they do assume is true. This scene makes the audience think again about the thoughts on the Nurse. She has always seems to care for Juliet and understand what matters when she says, "Faith, here it is. Romeo is banish'd, and all the world do nothing, That he dares ne'er come back to challenge you; Or, if he do, it needs must be stealth. Then, since the case so stands as not it doth, I think it best you married with the county. o, he's a lovely gentleman! Romeo's a dishclout to him: an eagle, madam, Hath not so green, so quick, so fair an eye As Paris hath. Beshrew my very heart, I think you are happy in this second match, For it excels you first: or if it did not, Your first is dead; or 'twere as good as he were, As living here and you have no use of him." This passage from the book tells us that the Nurse hadn't seen anything as clearly as we expected her to. The Nurse's motivation is that she would have a second marriage and forget the first marriage all over. The nurse also sees what Juliet's parents favour her to do. Juliet moments later after being with Romeo, has been put into a very difficult situation. ...read more.

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Later, Juliet speaks sarcastically to the Nurse, that she has comforted her 'marvellous much'. With this it's a suggestion of 'marrying' Paris. At this time she has thought about what the Nurse did to her, she went back on her word of being a good friend. Juliet's last speech in this scene, is showing what she is thinking in this point of time. She had this sill quay because she was thinking so many thoughts of anger, and sadness. Capulet becomes very angry, he uses language strongly- so that the adjective describing the word 'proud' becomes both a verb and a noun; "Proud me no prouds." finally he reminds us of the power that he has over Juliet by speaking these words as though Juliet was a thoroughbred horse, which he can sell at his own will- "Fettle your fine joints", he meaning to say that he must prepare herself for the marriage. The way that Shakespeare is using the correct language and tension in this act and scene so that the audience can feel that they are excited on what is going to happen next, more like a cliff hanger. These key points that I have put into this piece supports the examining of Shakespeare's way of righting as well as my examples I have put in. They all show the tension but also the feelings that the characters bring forward to the audience and demonstrates that all my work that I have put into this works together. ?? ?? ?? ?? Stephanie De Gois English- Examining Shakespeare ...read more.

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