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Explore the ways that Shakespeare makes Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet dramatically effective. In the play Shakespeare make Act 1 Scene 5 very dramatic because it is the scene

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English Coursework Explore the ways that Shakespeare makes Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet dramatically effective. In the play Shakespeare make Act 1 Scene 5 very dramatic because it is the scene where Romeo and Juliet first meet. there was a huge amount of tension building up to this scene because the audience are excited to see Romeo and Juliet first meet, " I look to like, if looking liking move" Shakespeare uses this quote to get the audience excited for when the meet because they know they will fall in love at first site so is very effective in the audiences point of view. The play is based on a tragic love story, it is about a young boy called Romeo and a young girl called Juliet, and they fall deeply in love with each other and soon find out after that there family have huge grudges about each other. Juliet says, "My only love sprung from my only hate", she is saying how she loves Romeo but they cannot be together because of the huge grudges between the two families. Act 1 Scene 5 has a very different setting to the previous scenes; it is in contrast with the fighting scenes and then a peaceful scene. Act 1 Scene 1 included a huge amount of fighting and soon hatred between the 2 families; this built up tension and got the audience excited for the meeting of Romeo and Juliet. ...read more.

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a guest: I'll not endure him", tybalt wants to hurt Romeo for being at his uncles party and wants to throw him out, this affects the audience because it is very dramatic and builds up a huge amount of tension because they don't know whether they will fight or will just carry on with the party. At this point the audience will also be very excited to see whether Romeo and tybalt fight. Tybalt speaks very angrily and rough which shows his hatred towards Romeo "This, by his voice, should be a Montague. Fetch me my rapier, boy." this quote shows that tybalt wants to fight Romeo and wants to hurt him, but Romeo speaks very calmly in contrast to tybalt "O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!", Romeo is showing his true feelings for Juliet and is very calm when tybalt is shouting at him. This is very dramatically effective because is shows the difference between a Montague and a Capulet and they go about their business (Tybalt shouts and scream) (Romeo very calmly speaks) this is effective towards the audience because they find out how the two characters react around each other. Capulet is very angry at tybalt fore bringing attention to himself and is told off for doing so, "he shall be endured: what Goodman boy! I say he shall: go to...." ...read more.

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The scene is crucial to the rest of the play because it sets the scene for what will happen later on in the play. This builds up tension and makes the audience on edge and wanting to know what will happen next, so is dramatically effective in the way of a cliff hanger. love and hate is still important with play nowadays because it is very effective because all audiences like to see a romantic scene so it makes the play more exciting, and also using hate as a theme creates tension and is exciting because the audience never know when their is going to be a fighting scene or whether it will be a nice romantic scene so is very unpredictable and never dull for the audience. Shakespeare uses many different types of language in this play for example he uses a huge amount of descriptive writing Romeo says "She speaks, speak again, bright angel! for thou art as glorious to this night, being o'er my head as is a winged messenger of heaven unto the white-upturned wondering eyes of mortals that fall back to gaze on him when he bestrides the lazy-pacing clouds and sails upon the bosom of the air." it uses very descriptive language to describe how Romeo feels about Juliet. the play also includes lots of similes and metaphors for example when Romeo says "It is the east, and Juliet is the sun" Romeo is comparing Juliet to the sun and how she is beautiful and shines so bright, shines brighter than all the rest. ...read more.

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