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How does Shakespeare make Act 3 Scene 5 Exciting for the audience

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How does Shakespeare make Act III Scene V Exciting for the audience Shakespeare makes Act III Scene V exciting for the audience in many different ways. He uses dramatic techniques and foreshadowing amongst others. I will also discuss the language, moral aspects and theme. The word exciting means how it keeps the audience thinking and putting them on the edge of their seats. At the end of the review I will express my personal opinion. Act III Scene V open very early in the morning, where Shakespeare creates a somber atmosphere by the darkness of the morning. Romeo knows he has to leave Verona because he killed Tybalt and he tries to accept his fate. ...read more.


When Lady Capulet enters Juliet's room in line 68, Shakespeare creates dramatic irony because she doesn't know what has happened and the other characters and audience do. Lady Capulet thinks Juliet is weeping because of Tybalt's death, but really she is crying about Romeo's departure. She tells her mother, "Let me weep for such a feeling loss." Soon after Lord Capulet enters with the nurse. Capulet is excited as he thinks Juliet will be happy to marry County Paris. He uses hyperbole, "Thou counterfeit'st a barle, a sea, a wind." When Lady Capulet replies to his speech she says "Ay sir". Shakespeare does this to show how Capulet is the most important person in the family and to show how even the wife of an aristocrat has to obey her husband. ...read more.


She does this because if Juliet is thrown out, the nurse will loose her job. Shakespeare does this to shock the audience and leave Juliet stranded. The nurse tells Juliet that Paris would be a better husband. "Your first is dead", which means that Juliet's marriage with Romeo is over. Juliet then knows everyone is against her, apart from Friar Lawrence, who is her last hope. The scene ends with Shakespeare once again using the foreshadowing technique. Juliet says, "If all else fail, myself have the power to die". She is basically saying this is her last hope and if it fails she has the power to commit suicide. In my opinion the scene is very exciting and it would have been for the Shakespearian audience. However, I think the bit that stood out for me was near the end, when Juliet is all on her own, but one man Friar Lawrence. ...read more.

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