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Explain How Shakespeare Creates Dramatic Tension in III.v

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  • Submitted: 05/10/2005
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GCSE Romeo and Juliet

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Explain How Shakespeare Creates

Dramatic Tension In

Act Three Scene Five

Ask people to give an example of a rich mixture of romantic lyricism, crammed with deadly enmity, tantalizing love, clandestine marriage, farce and heart - breaking tragedy, most would respond with 'Romeo and Juliet', the remarkable tale of 'star crossed lovers', is one of the most famous literary tragedies in history. Written in 1595, Shakespeare converses the story of devoted teenagers in a tumultuous world of sadness and grief as they defy all known laws of their time, in pursuit of forbidden love and the consequences faced for their actions; inevitably bringing them to their suicidal deaths.

Leading to the scrutiny of Act Three Scene Five, which could arguably be, the most pivotal scene of the overall play. Dramatic tension is one of the most vital devices used in this scene with the feeling of trepidation, fear and ambiguity cascading from the scene, the string of events in which lead to the lovers 'death marked love', is plunged into motion.

The scene takes place after Romeo's banishment by the Prince from Verona for the death of Tybalt "immediately we do

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