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How does Shakespeare present the relationship between Romeo and Juliet in Act 1 and Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet (Pay particular attention to Act 1 scene 5 and Act 2 scene 1)

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Introduction

(First paragraph) ?Introduction-briefly answer the question ?what the relationship is like, what sort of impression you get of the relationship. (Second paragraph)-Context- write about how men/women were supposed to behave when the plays were written ? how is this reflected in the text? (this bit is essential for Band 4/5). How do you think an audience might have responded to the relationship when the play was first performed? How might a modern audience?s response be different? (Third paragraph)- How language reveals the relationship- select 3 or 4 key examples of words that reveal to you the relationship ? might be a simile /metaphor that has been used or a striking phrase/word. Try to select them from the different scenes you are focusing on. For each make sure you analyse how the word/phrase suggests ideas about the relationship, not just what it suggests. (Fourth paragraph)- How structure reveals the relationship- think in particular about the relationship changes as the play progresses- analyze how Shakespeare shows the relationship changing as the play goes on. ...read more.

Middle

The play is written to audience in 17th century. The play reflects that the institutions and unwritten rules created a lot of victims in that century. Both of them are came from feuding familities signifies that a love facing challenges and danger in 17th century. The audience may feel confused for Romeo and Juliet and this play might not evoke their feelings to change their attitudes and view this distinctive love as foolish behaviour as education in 17th century. In a modern day audience may be felt more sorrow than the people in ancient time because of changed of education. People in modern time have chance to choose who they would marry rather than obey parents? arrabged marriage. The ingenious linguistic features are used by Shakespeare to show tension, timidness, love and happiness. Tension is created when Romeo was being discovered. In the same time, Romeo dropped his ?love? from Rosaline and love Juliet deeply even his life under threat from Tybalt from quote ? To strike him dead, I hold it not a sin.?. This emphasizes how deep of his love. ...read more.

Conclusion

It is a powerful metaphor to transform world in service of love. Shakespeare developed a structure which is used to remind the audience the relationship of Montagues and Capulets. Romeo going to the Capulets? party is considered to be wrong but he insisted and met Juliet . Then, he is allured by presence of Juliet under threat of Tybalt. This structure tells us this love is full of danger. If Romeo don?t insist to go to this party, he may not met Juliet so this tragedies won?t happen. But this tragedies was in Shakespeares?s purpose. The action of Romeo escaped from the party and saw Juliet stand on the balcony and took about himself dramatically suggests that they were fated together and loved each together. To conclude my essay, throughout the key scenes of Romeo and Juliet?s meeting, Shakespeare orderly portray how true, pure and dangerous of their puppy love. Romeo is changed from a traumatized boy to a eager and passionate man. Juliet become disobeyed. They insisted to have an affair and ignorance any danger. Their love was obsessive based on appearance or self sought. Their love is showed by actions which cannot described by words. ...read more.

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