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How does Shakespeare make "Romeo and Juliet" interesting and dramatic for the audience?

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Chris Reynolds 26/01/04 How does Shakespeare make "Romeo and Juliet" interesting and dramatic for the audience? Shakespeare adds drama and interest to this scene for the audience by using dramatic incidents and by what the characters say and how they react. This play has different themes, which also add drama and interest. This scene in particular is a good example of the techniques Shakespeare uses. One-way Shakespeare adds drama and interest is by having dramatic incidents take place before this scene, this will leave the audience in suspense because they want to see what the situation is after these incidents. Many incidents happened before this scene, like the marriage of Romeo and Juliet the audience will show interest because the two families hat are involved are in dispute this will leave the two lovers in a situation because neither family will agree to them being married. They have got married behind their parents backs which is dishonest it enrages the families this would cause tension and will make the next very dramatic. ...read more.

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When Juliet is told she is to marry Paris it makes a very dramatic situation. Lady Capulet says "Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn" Juliet is surprised and shocked and tension mounts because she begins to panic. She begins to panic because she knows that this marriage cannot take place and her parents will find out. Being married in secret and behind her parents back. She goes against her father and says doesn't want to marry Paris, this was unheard of at the time when a father arranged a marriage the daughter would have to accept. It was felt that the parents knew best. But because of her disobedience the audience see drama and become interested. Drama is shown when Capulet goes into a rage he is angered at the way Juliet is speaking to him. The audience would become interested because of the explosive reaction of Capulet. When he says "You tallow - face" he is describing Juliet as ugly because of her skin shows the anger he is out. ...read more.

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When the Nurse says this to Juliet drama is added to scene again because now Juliet is on her own and doesn't know what to do. A girl of her age at the time wouldn't know what to do. Everyone she knows wont help she lost and doesn't know which way to turn. The audience would be gripped by this because interest in what Juliet is going to do next. This scene is central to some very important parts in the play, Juliet being given the potion because it's only thing she can think of doing. Both off them committing suicide because they think the other one is dead. Also when Juliet tries getting a message to Romeo and he doesn't receive it. Interest is gained also from the Characters, when Capulet goes into a rage the audience become attracted to his temper because excitement has been added to the scene. Panic begins to set in, from the other characters in the scene this adds to the interest of the audience. ...read more.

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