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How are Act One Scene One and Act Three Scene One of Romeo and Juliet made exciting for the audience?

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How are act 1, scene 1 and act 3, scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet made exciting for the audience ? Act 1, scene 1 Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. He starts the drama with an epic prologue. Shakespeare knew what appealed to the people in the theatre. They liked jokes about: sex, female and male relationships, racy jokes and puns. Shakespeare has tangled all of these and more into a magnificent piece of dramatic art. One of the ways Shakespeare makes this scene dramatically effective is the way he uses fighting and conflict for example "Do you bite your thumb at me sir?" "I do bite my thumb, Sir" This quote sparks off the main fighting between the Capulet's and the Montague's. This quote plays a big part in the play because its shocking. It shocks the audience and offends the character. Because it's a common swear word in a non - common environment. ...read more.

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Benvolio has more respect for his cousin than Tybalt has for his. As the drama rises in this opening scene, Benvolio tries to put a stop to it "I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me." This shows that Benvolio wants everyone to calm down and stop. This shows Benvolio doesn't want to cause trouble and therefore not anger the prince. The drama the prince creates is through the way he shows himself when telling off the boys. "Rebellious subjects enemies to peace, profaners of this neighbour - stained - steel will they not hear ? .etc." This shows that the Prince is the boss and that if anyone messes with him or with his town they will pay. This is shown later on in the speech when he says "Have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets" This then shows that the boys are in more trouble than they had thought this is shown again later on in ...read more.

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It all starts off when he is besotted with his Rosalyn and then suddenly it all changes "BANG" he's in love with a girl he has never met before and wants to marry her as soon as possible. Then again it changes again "BANG" he is so mad at Tybalt for killing his best friend he couldn't care less about Juliet ! This all shows us that he is a bit of a "Drama queen" and has the temper of a rottweiler !! Conclusion In conclusion I feel that these two scene's give a good contrast of romance, conflict, pain and suffering ! In my opinion I feel that Shakespeare has really shown two aspects of society, for example: Rich Vs Poor and Black Vs white and even Ego Vs Ego !!!! Shakespeare has shown that conflict is all around and that especially back then, society was a big thing. Therefore I feel that Romeo and Juliet makes a great epic to compare modern day life with now !!!!! ...read more.

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