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In act 4, scene 3, how does Shakespeare create dramatic tension as Juliet considers her decision.

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In act 4, scene 3, how does Shakespeare create dramatic tension as Juliet considers her decision. Romeo and Juliet was wrote by William Shakespeare, it is about two family's, the Montague's and the Capulet's, who have violent differences and don't get on. Juliet "who is a Capulet's" is told by her father that she is to marry Paris but not long after this she meets Romeo "who is a Montague" and they both fall in love, not long after they both secretly get married. Tybalt "Juliet's cousin" kills Mercutio "Romeos best friend" then Romeo kills Tybalt and is banished from Verona. Juliet is told she must marry Paris so she decides she must run away with Romeo, so she takes a poison so that her family thinks she is dead and puts her in the tomb. A letter was meant to be sent to Romeo telling him about the plan but he did not receive it and thinks she is dead. ...read more.

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William Shakespeare chooses the characters to meet and see love at first sight; to the audience this was unexpected so this helps keeping the audience wondering what is going to happen due to this he manages to keep the audience interested. William Shakespeare makes the scene were they meet like a fairy tale the way its love at first sight, as if it's meant to be. I think Romeo and Juliet is aimed more at a modern teenagers this is because most teenagers and think love does happen like this all the time and it's the type of story that you can day dream about it actually happening to yourself. The context is written in old English in the Elizabethan times. The relation ship or Romeo and Juliet, in my opinion is very unexpected, the audiences first impression of Juliet is that she is a obedient child who just wants to please her parent, this is because in act one scene 3, Juliet's mother asks her if she would marry Paris she says "it's a honour that I ...read more.

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She starts to panic and to question her self, "what if it be poison?" and "how if, when I wake before the time that Romeo come to free me?". She wants her child hood comforts "I'll call them back to comfort me" this shows us she is scared and does not want to be totally alone with out her family. She is has plucked up the courage to leave the security and her family, and to take the drug and start a new life with Romeo, although she fells fear "how if, when I wake before the time that Romeo come to free me?" "There's a fearful point.". Shakespeare is trying to make there thoughts horrific to get a more emotional and deep and shocked fallings from the audience. Juliet has got to lay "festering" amongst the bodies and has "hideous fears" Shakespeare builds the horror through this language. In this scene Juliet takes control and looses the obedience sheltered image that has been portrayed at the start of the play. We see a drastic change in Juliet through the play. ...read more.

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