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How does Shakespeare convey the changing mood of Act Three Scene Five

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How does Shakespeare convey the changing mood of Act Three Scene Five to his audience? This essay will explore how Shakespeare is able to convey the changing mood of Act three Scene five to his audience. The way in which this changing of mood occurs is through the way in which he constructs and uses language that is full of emotion, both of love and of anger, and being able to mix them in one scene to show so much passion in the scene. By analysing the language and use of action, it is possible to see how Shakespeare does in fact convey the changing mood to his audience. This scene is relevant to the entirety of they play because it is the main turning point in the text, where the audience first sees aspects of Romeo's and Juliet's lives, taking a turn for the worse. Juliet starts to become extremely obstreperous towards her parents, mainly her father when he proposes a marriage to her, which also shows then the views that were taken when it came to the issue of marriage and the role of women in the sixteenth century, also portrayed when the nurse changes her mind to suit Capulet's decision about ...read more.


Juliet should not have sympathy for that and Romeo should never kill anyone so he deserves the banishment, therefore, no or very little sympathy would have been expressed to Romeo or Juliet. The next area of the scene is concerned with the arrival of Lady Capulet, and her talk with Juliet about the wishes of Capulet for Juliet to marry Paris. This is where we first get the feeling that the play is to take a horrible turn as Juliet refuses to marry Paris, and Lady Capulet just tells her to tell her father, knowing what would happen. This section also contains several double meanings, when she is talking about Tybalt, he mother takes it at face value, but the audience can see that she is in fact talking about Romeo. This can be seen when she says: "Felling so the loss", her mother thinks she is talking about Tybalt, but she is actually feeling the loss of Romeo, when he was ripped from her life and banished. Once the feeling of the loss is established, then Lady Capulet tells Juliet about her fathers' wishes, and that she would be we to Paris. ...read more.


This would mean that the mood would be of disappointment towards the nurse. The Action itself is a slow walk to her room, with close contact because the nurse is her best friend, but her friend betrays her. The contemporary audience would be sided with Juliet, and would be thinking, 'how could a friend do that?', but the Shakespearean audience would be with the nurse, and Juliet should marry Paris, and do as her father says. The nurse refers to Romeo being "a dishclout" compared to Paris. This shows that she really thinks that Paris is the only thing to do, and is now going back on her opinions of Romeo when he and Juliet were to be wed. The final mood is one of death; Juliet has "power to die". This dark and dreary atmosphere is a sharp contrast to the happy beginnings, when Romeo and Juliet were together. In conclusion, the mood is generally conveyed in a way that provokes sympathy to Juliet for the contemporary audience, but in Shakespeare's day, the audience would have been against Juliet, and would have wanting her to marry Paris as her father wishes. The final mood of death then allows the audience to formulate a rough ending to the play, in that Juliet will almost certainly kill herself. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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