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Focusing on Act 5, Scene 3, What are the Similarities and Differences between Romeo and Paris and how does this Contribute to the Ending of the Play

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Focusing on Act 5, Scene 3, What are the Similarities and Differences between Romeo and Paris and how does this Contribute to the Ending of the Play In this essay I am going to explain what the differences and similarities between Romeo and Paris. I am focusing on Act 5 Scene 3. At the end of the essay I will be able to explain how the dramatic ending contributes to the end of the play. In this scene Romeo and Paris have a fight in the tomb of where all the dead Capulets are. In this tomb there is Juliet. The fight results in Paris dying. Romeo goes to Juliet and says his speech. He then drinks some poison resulting in his death. Then Juliet awakes. Next I am going to give some background information about the play and William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona (which is on the Adige river), Italy in the 13th century. It is about to families in a feud with each other. Romeo is from the Montague family and Juliet is from the Capulet family. ...read more.

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He also said to his hand Balthasar he would rip his limbs apart if he did not warn him of any intruders. He killed Paris in this Act. He can also be very kind as Paris is about to die his final wish is to be laid beside Juliet which he does for him. I am now going to make a comparison between Romeo and Paris. I am going to write about the way they use language and their actions focusing on Act 5 scene 3. Romeo speaks formally because most of his language in this scene is very formally. Paris rhyme when he speaks making it informal but it you can make a better picture in your head of what is going on. They are both very demanding as Romeo bosses about Balthazar, but Paris bosses about his page. They both demand to give them something. Romeo says give me that Mattock and the wrenching iron and Paris says Give me thy torch boy hence stand aloof. A quote from Paris 'Sweet flower with flowers thy bridal bed I strew Woe, thy canopy is dust and stones Which with sweet water nightly I dew Or wanting that, with tears distilled by moans The obsequies that I fear thee will keep Nightly shall be strew thy grave and weep.' ...read more.

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She also awakes to find Paris dead as well. This is a problem for Juliet as the two men that loved her are both slain in front of her. It also works as she kills herself as well to be with them in spirit and soul. In conclusion I think that Shakespeare and the play work very well. Shakespeare is good as he uses many dramatic devices that work with one and another. For example when Romeo dies and Juliet awakes. Also the irony works as we know that Juliet is alive whilst Romeo has not got the faintest clue. The play is set in Verona which is good for the play as the town has good scenic backgrounds if you watch the play on a video or DVD. I would advise to watch the play as it is quite good especially the modern one with guns as swords. All the dramatic devices work together which helps add to the drama. In all I think this play is excellent. There is definitely a lot of drama in the play which makes it better as sometimes you get involved in the plot and forget you are watching a film. Saul Brewer Romeo And Juliet Course work 10TQ ...read more.

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