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How does Shakespeare make you feel increasingly sympathetic towards Juliet in act 3 scene 5 of

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How does Shakespeare make you feel increasingly sympathetic towards Juliet in act 3 scene 5 of "Romeo and Juliet"? One of the most famous plays written by Shakespeare is 'Romeo and Juliet' which was written in the 16th century. The play evolves around these two characters. It is about love, hate and honour of two families-the Montague's and Capulet's. The feud between these two families has been going on for so long that they have currently forgot what they are fighting over. The two characters Romeo and Juliet both suffer from tragic circumstances, I will go into more detail further on in the essay. There are also a few more characters that have a major role in this play. They are Benvolio, Mercutio, Tybalt, Lord Capulet, Lady Capulet and the nurse. Act three scene five is the part of the play that I will be concentrating on. A lot of things have escalated just before the scene, Mercutio (Romeo's cousin) has been murdered, this leads to Romeo going after Tybalt and killing him. ...read more.


To make us fell more sympathetic towards Juliet, Shakespeare has her lie to her mother and go along with Lady Capulet: "Ay, madam, from the reach of those my hands; would none but i venge my cousins death"(Act 3 Scene 5) Juliet says that she want to kill Romeo with her own hands, and have revenge for Tybalt, it would be difficult for Juliet to say this about Romeo. Lady Capulet teh says something that has Juliet more worried about Romeo, Lady Capulet says: "we will have vengence for it, fear thou not; then weep no more, i'll send one to Mantua"(Act 3 Scene 5) Lady Capulet is saying that she agrees with Juliet and will send someone to Mantua to kill Romeo. Now Juliet is in a very difficult position. Juliet then has to go along with her mother by lying to het. She says "Indeed, I never shall be satisfied with Romeo, till I behold him -dead-"(Act 3 Scene 5) Again this is dramatic irony as Juliet dosent want Romeo dead and she does eventually behold him dead. ...read more.


This is also ironic as she is not greatful for the advive that the nurse has gave her. The last think that Julie says in this scence is; "I'll the frier, to know his remedy; if all eles fails, myself has power to die." At this point Juliet is alone, Speaking to the audience. She is so depressed and unhappy by this situation that if frier lawrence doen't know what to do, Juliet might consider killing herself. I believe that this part of the play had the most tension in. Shakespeare is also very clever by using different kind of methods to make the audience feel sympathetic towards Juliet. The main part of this scene that suddenly makes Juliet unhappy is when she is told that she has to marry Paris. She dosen't have a say in this. When Juliet was told that she had to marry Paris, she was already crying for Romeo. Juliet is only fourteen and had to lie to her parents and go along with what they were saying. I think that Shakepeare has suceeded in making the audience feel sympathetic for Juliet. ...read more.

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