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Imagine you are directing "Romeo and Juliet" who would you want to the audience to blame for their deaths and how would you ac

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Imagine you are directing "Romeo and Juliet" who would you want to the audience to blame for their deaths and how would you achieve this? The two people or things I would most blame for their deaths are Romeo and fate. The reason for blaming Romeo is because he was too hasty, organised everything in secret and he was blinded by love. I think fate is also to blame as it also brought bad luck and also the letter did not reach Romeo. In the play Romeo was being too hasty by getting married so quickly to Juliet. This is shown by Romeo saying: "Then plainly know, my heart's dear love is set On the fair daughter of rich Capulet; ... But this I pray, That thou consent to marry us today." This shows us that Romeo wasted no time in getting married. If Romeo had not got married so quickly then he might not have had to kill himself. ...read more.

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I would also have Romeo keep looking around the Friar's cell to see if anybody is coming. Romeo was blinded by love when he meets Juliet. This is clearly shown by Romeo saying, "The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars." This tells us that Juliet is so beautiful and he does not see anything else but her and the stars should be ashamed to be not as beautiful as Juliet. Romeo also says: "More validity, More honourable state, more courtship lives in carrion-flies than Romeo: they my seize on the white wonder of dear Juliet's hand." This is saying that Romeo thinks that flies can sit on Juliet's hand but I can't go near her. He says these lines when he is banished to Mantua. This makes him to blame because he does not care about anything else, which drove him to kill himself. To show that he was to blame, I would make Romeo say his lines in a soft voice and have love music so it looks like that he is thinking about Juliet and only her. ...read more.

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Their love is opposed to a long running feud between their families, The Capulets and The Montagues, as such, it is bound to lead to misfortune and the feud has only Come an end by the lovers' death. I would have the chorus act as if they were washing their hands when they say, "Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean." When "Star-crossed" is mentioned I would have an arc of light shoot through the blacked-out back of stage as if like a comet. This shows the effect of something bad is going to happen in the play. Although Romeo's haste is a big part of the problem in the play, almost all the characters carry some responsibilities of the tragic outcome. Where if the Capulets and the Montagues were not at each others throats then there would have been no need for secrecy. If the nurse had been less talkative and a better listener then she would not have created problems, and if the Friar had been more competent, he would not have bungled up the letters. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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