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How does Shakespeare make us feel increasingly sympathetic for Juliet in Act three scene V?

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How does Shakespeare make us feel increasingly sympathetic for Juliet in Act three scene V? In the start of the play we are introduced to the hatred and feud between the Montague and the Capulet. Juliet's father throws a party and not invites the Montague. Romeo disguises himself and goes to the party. We are introduced to the intensity of the love between Romeo and Juliet. Romeo falls instantly in love; Juliet notices Romeo and feels that same way unaware that Romeo is a member of the Montague. We are introduced us the deep passion between them, and for the audience to see the love increase and grow between them. We see them as their love increase we are there at every step and development of the love. It was love at first sight when they first set eyes upon each other. The moment Romeo first saw Juliet he was transfixed on her. He had never seen anyone as stunning as she is; their love is so intense it was as if no one else existed but them. Romeo overhears Juliet confess her love for him. He is unable to control his feelings he admits that he feels the same. The next day Friar Lawrence a friend of Romeo secretly marries Romeo and Juliet. ...read more.

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Every minute away from him will seem like a day and she will be old with longing before she sees him again. Lady Capulet enters. Juliet is crying because of Romeo's departure. She tells her mother that she is not well. Her mother assumes that she is crying because of the loss of her cousin. In this scene Juliet uses lots of double meanings.' Yet let me weep for such a feeling loss.' Her mother thinks that she is talking about Tybalt when she is actually talking about Romeo. Lady Capulet ' well, girl, thou weep'st not so much for his death, As that the villain lives which slaughter'd him' she assumes that her daughter feels the same way she does which is revengeful, to Juliet Romeo is a very long way from being a villain. ' Ay, madam, from the reach of these my hands: Would none but I might venge my cousins death!' the double meaning in this scene is she would like to tear Romeo apart with her own hands, when she wants to hold him. The double meaning shows that her relationship with her mother isn't a good one. It shows that her mother doesn't know her very well because she hasn't picked up on the double meanings. ...read more.

Conclusion

Juliet looks for support from nurse but instead the nurse says' I think it best you married with the Country. O, he's a lovely gentlemen' which wasn't what Juliet wanted her to say. She wanted support and backing from nurse as an alternative the nurse goes against her and sides with her mother and father. Juliet is alone and vulnerable; she has no one sticking up for her and is by her self. She feels she has been betrayed by nurse the only person she has confided in. In doing this Shakespeare creates more sympathy towards Juliet since nurse brought up Juliet as opposed to her mother and so Juliet is left feeling alone. The nurse may have sided with the Capulet because she thinks that there is no chance that Juliet will get her own way and thought it wasn't worth losing worth losing her job for. So by making losing Romeo, forced into a marriage, and being betrayed Shakespeare has created sympathy for Juliet. I think that the Baz Luhrmann production of Romeo and Juliet is changed in to the 20th century very effectively. A young and well know cast is used. They have made it more modern by making the use of cars, guns, parties, clothing, and music. I think that the use of music is the Baz Luhrmann very important as it created the modern side of the film. Maggie Phillips ...read more.

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