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Show How Shakespeare makes 'Act 1 Scene 5'dramatically effective 'Romeo and Juliet' is from a tradition of tragic love stories dating back to antiquity. Previous to this scene the main characters were introduced, the feud between Capulets and Montagues was explained and Count Paris offered to marry Juliet making the arrangements with Lord Capulet, her father. In this scene Romeo's meeting with Juliet is the beginning of a series of events which will lead to their deaths. The audience already know the fate of Romeo and Juliet because the prologue states "a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life." What the audience want to know now is how and why they decide to do so. At the start of the scene an atmosphere of hustle is created by two servants who talk each other. The sentences are structured so that is seems that they are in a rush, and the sentences are also broken up into parts 'You are looked for and called for, asked for and sought for, in the great chamber'. ...read more.


forswear it, sight!', he realises it was lust, not true love as with Juliet 'For I never saw true beauty till this night'. This part of the scene is very dramatically effective because it emphasises how much Romeo loves her and true love contrasts directly with his lust for Rosalyn. The description using rhyming couplets and powerful metaphors delivers this message clearly to the audience who can feel his passion. Just after Romeo speaks to Juliet he is heard by Tybalt, who is a young and fiery Capulet. Due to his aggressive and unruly character he takes offence at Romeo being there and asks for his sword 'Fetch me my rapier, boy'. He takes offence because he believes that Romeo is here to ruin the party and 'to fleer and scorn at our solemnity' meaning mock the Capulets. Before he gets to Romeo though he is stopped by Capulet who quickly gets angry that Tybalt is so disobedient 'go to, go to'. Tybalt promises he will take revenge for Romeo being at the party 'now seeming sweet convert to bitter gall'. ...read more.


The nurse's reply 'his name is Romeo, and a Montague the only son of your great enemy'. Now Juliet realises that 'my only love sprung from my only hate'. Both individuals are now worried and anxious that they may never again be together. This is a perfect way to end the scene because it keeps the audience guessing as to how they are going to get around this obstacle to their true love. This ending is very modern and still used in plays and has a huge influence on the rest of the play. Apart from Act I scene 1 (fight in the market place) most of act I takes place in a light-hearted manner. For example, Lord Capulet and Count Paris discussing Paris' requests to marry Juliet and Romeo talking to Benvolio about why Rosaline does not love him so when Act I scene 5 shows some tension from near the beginning the audience senses this danger and dramatically effectiveness and realizes from the Prologue that this is where the play really kicks into gear and a series of unfortunate events takes place. On the whole scene is an effective climax creating dramatic tension for what happens later in the play. ?? ?? ?? ?? R.J assignment A.C Joshua David-Okugbeni 1 ...read more.

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