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How did Shakespeare raise and build up Tension in the plays ?

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How did Shakespeare raise and build up Tension in the plays ? In my point of view Shakespeare was not only a writer and a director but also a Sociologist. The reason why I said think like this is because he understands what the society wants, and he creates a play in which everyone is involved, As we read in history, his plays were not only for the rich or only for the poor, it was for everyone. He knew what to do with people's minds, for example bringing tension, tears or smiles to their faces, using such dramatic moments to affect the society right away! Well the question is how did he do this, how did he build up the tension? ...read more.

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There fore this brings tension within the audience thinking, will there be a fight? Who is the victim? Oh no! Romeo shouldn't get into this. Suddenly Mercutio is murdered by his own family member which would surprise the audience and make them think why that had happened and the Mercutio right before dying he shouted three consecutive times plague to both your families, and the audience at that time beloved in cursing and that time was the time of the plague, there for this builds up tension and makes the audience think do they really want to be in an auditorium with people inside it with plague? This is how Shakespeare builds up the tension at the beginning within the audience. ...read more.

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very angry for Tybalt's actions, this causes a dramatic irony in the story, it is where the people realize something bad is going to occur in the story but the characters do not realize that. And it was only a while ago where Romeo had married Juliet, there for no one there knows about their marriage but him and the audience this also builds up tension because he then is fighting his own relative and this is not only bad because he will get a death sentence but it occurs to the audience that this will make Juliet not like her husband for slaughtering her cousin. It is strange how yet still nowadays which is 100s of years after Shakespeare we get the tension; this is from the cleverness of Shakespeare, which grasped everybody's attention to his plays. ...read more.

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