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How does William Shakespeare create sympathy forJuliet in act 3, scene 5?

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How does William Shakespeare create sympathy for Juliet in act 3, scene 5? William Shakespeare uses many techniques of sympathy for Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are from two different families, Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet, The Capulet family and Montague family are worst enemies but Romeo and Juliet mistakenly fall in love at first sight at a fancy dress party held by the Capulet family which Romeo and a few friends secretly walked into whilst in costume to hide there identity. Juliet's cousin Tybalt saw them at the party and set out to punish Romeo. Tybalt was later murdered in a brawl between the Capulet's and Montague's. Tybalt killed Romeo's best friend Racutio and Romeo set out for revenge on him, Romeo killed Tybalt in a bloody rage. For this Romeo was banished to Mantua and if he ever was caught back he would suffer the same fate as Tybalt therefore this made it difficult for Romeo and Juliet to be together. ...read more.


It is not yet near day." Normally light represents happiness and darkness represents fear and doom but in Romeo and Juliet's marriage they can only love in darkness which could mean doom to there relationship. Juliet says to Romeo that he has a pale face "Either my eye sight fails, or thou look'st pale," which could mean she is referring to death which is ionic because the play ends in death. Lady Capulet Juliet's mother speaks to her like she would talk to her nurse for example "well, girl, thou weep'st not so much for his death," even though she feels sorry for her losing her cousin Tybalt she does not want to get into any emotional conversation with her so she keeps thing's simple and doesn't say much to her, this means that she's keeping her warmth and affection for Juliet locked away behind a big cruel barrier. Therefore this creates sympathy from the audience towards Juliet as her own mother does not. Lady Capulet was not like a normal mother and at that time she wouldn't have been seen as normal Jacobean female, ...read more.


with Romeo - till I behold him dead," this means that she was missing Romeo but realize her mothers there and changes the wording to something bad at the end. Lady Capulet said to Juliet that she had some good news for her; a man called Paris wants to marry her but Juliet is disappointed with the news as she loves Romeo. Lord Capulet went to Juliet's room to hear her reply and is very angry with it as she tells him she didn't want to marry him. This made Capulet aggressive and brutal towards her as he said "hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get to church on Thursday or never after look me in the face:" Capulet became from a very calm character to a very stormy minded one. The nurse is the final disappointment of Juliet's choice and tell her what she really thinks of Romeo she says "Romeos a dishclout to him: an eagle" this means that she must have lied to Juliet earlier in the play. She thinks that Paris is the better man for her. ...read more.

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