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Romeo & Juliet- Coursework How do the audience feel towards Juliet and how does Shakespeare create these feelings? The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was made in the late 1500's and was very famous because of the way Shakespeare added a bit of everything such as love, violence and death. People still do updates of this play because it still makes sense and is still very relevant to life nowadays. Before act 3 scene 5 Romeo and Juliet fall in love at the Capulets fancy dress party, Romeo then sneaks into Juliet's garden and starts talking to Juliet, they then decide to get married the next day. So they got married and after the wedding there is a fight between Mercutio, Romeo's best friend and Tybalt, Juliet's cousin, Romeo tries to split it all up but in the process Mercutio gets stabbed by Tybalt, in rage Romeo kills Tybalt. The prince then decides to banish Romeo from Verona, so this is why Juliet's upset. Juliet's parents, Lord Capulet and Lady Capulet, seem to think that Juliet is upset because Tybalt had been killed so they decided to arrange a marriage for her to the County Paris, but what they didn't know is that Juliet had already got married to Romeo so this is why Juliet refused to marry Paris, Juliets father got very angry and threatens to disown her. ...read more.


This shows that Romeo is being optimistic about their future and that he will see Juliet again, whereas Juliet is being pessimistic, "O God, I have an ill-divining soul!" she says that she has a vision of the future that Romeo will die. Lady Capulet thinks that Juliet is upset because of her cousins death and because of this she wants Romeo dead. "well, girl, thou weep'st not so much for his death, as that the villain lives which slaughtered him." Lady Capulet starts plotting to have Romeo killed. Lady Capulet thinks Juliet will be happy when she founds out she's marrying Paris but then Juliet refuses because she knows that she's already married to Romeo. "I will not marry yet; and, when I do, I swear, it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris." Juliet says to her mother, here she is actually being sarcastic and telling the truth at the same time. This tells us that Lady Capulet has no respect for Juliet and doesn't know her daughter very well; also that she never thinks about Juliets feelings. As well as Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet also treats his daughter without respect. ...read more.


"Speakest thou from thy heart?" asks Juliet, meaning do u really mean this? The nurse has broken Juliet's heart and Juliet now knows that they will never get along. Now Juliet is left on her own because she has disobeyed her father, her mother doesn't care about her and she has lost trust in the nurse. Juliet's wonderful and fantastic life at the start has turned into a nightmare at the end; she has lost everything and now wants to kill herself. I think Shakespeare has made it very clear for the audience to see how Juliet's life has been changing, from being loved and cared for by her parents to wanting to commit suicide. The audience know that even if she gets married to Paris she will upset god and if she doesn't marry Paris she will upset her parents, so both ways she will let down someone, this makes the audience feel for Juliet, it also makes the audience feel for Juliet when she loses everyone including Romeo. This scene is important to deciding what happens in the rest of the play because this shows us if she will marry Paris, Stay with Romeo or commit suicide. It also shows us how and why she has lost everyone and whether she will go back to her parents or not. By Reha Akhtar ...read more.

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