• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Look closely at Act 3 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet. Consider the ways that Shakespeare makes this, one of the most dramatic and disturbing scene in the play.

Extracts from this document...


Look closely at Act 3 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet. Consider the ways that Shakespeare makes this, one of the most dramatic and disturbing scene in the play. Comment on: * The behaviour of the characters * The language they use * The contrasting atmosphere at different points in the scene * The response of the audience towards Juliet's situation. The play 'Romeo and Juliet' is about two lovers and these two lovers' families are having a conflict between each other. I am going to be analysing Act 3 scene 5 of the play 'Romeo and Juliet' where Romeo begins his banishment because of the murder of Tybalt. Lord Capulet and Lady Capulet also find out that Juliet does not want to marry Paris. At the beginning of Act 3 Scene 5 Romeo and Juliet are together by that you could tell that nothing else mattered to them. There was a peaceful atmosphere; this was shown with words like 'love' and 'heaven'. When Romeo and Juliet are in the bedroom tension is created because every time Romeo and Juliet met they were put under pressure to make decisions, an example of this is when they decided to get married because they didn't want to be separated and also to stop their family feud. ...read more.


Before exiting the scene he says that he was trying to provider Juliet with 'a gentleman of noble parentage', so that she would be happy and proud of her farther for what he has done for her, every farther wants their child to be happy and proud of them and he tried and failed. When the nurse enters interrupting Lord Capulet and saying that he is to blame not Juliet, she is trying to help and protect Juliet but, it makes Lord Capulet even more angry because she is undermining his authority and he thinks that she is just here to get the gossip when Lord C answers, 'Utter your gravity o'er a gossip's bowl; for we not nee it here'. The nurse and Juliet have a really close relationship the nurse has been there for Juliet since the beginning but, when the nurse turns on Juliet it was a big shock it was very unexpected because she has been helping Juliet for as long and now she just stops advising and helping her. In the nurses speech she says, 'I think it best you married with the country, O, he's a lovely gentleman!' ...read more.


However, Juliet who is grieving about Romeos banishment becomes dispute by saying that she also wants to see him dead, but stating her love for him 'and yet no man like he doth grieve my heart.' When Juliet says she doesn't want get married to Paris, lady Capulet doesn't tell lord Capulet her self and states to Juliet 'there comes your father, tell him so yourself' this blazons that, the pair of lady Capulet and Juliet are not as close as mother and daughter should be. Shakespeare also makes the audience predict in this play. When lady Capulet claims that she wants to 'poison' and get Romeo killed. When Juliet went to Friar Lawrence for an excuse to get out of this situation of getting engaged to Paris, Lawrence gives her a potion that makes you go asleep for some time. On Wednesday, the day before her engagement she takes the potion and commits supposed suicide.' Ill go to friar to know his remedy: if all else fails, myself have power to die.' When Romeo comes to meet her, he sees Juliet dead, he also notifies that she has a poison bottle inn her hands. This makes him a looser because he could not save his wife, which leads him to take poison and he then also commits suicide. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ishaq Qamar 10z English coursework ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Romeo and Juliet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Romeo and Juliet essays

  1. Explain how Shakespeare creates dramatic tension in Act 3 Scene 5?

    a change in their relationship when Juliet realises that the nurse is serious about her getting married to Paris and forgetting Romeo. Juliet would have usually took the nurse's advice and told her every step she was going to take whereas after abandoning the nurse, she doesn't tell her why

  2. Romeo And Juliet Act 3 Scene 5 In this scene Shakespeare makes Romeo and ...

    Romeo knows he needs to get out of there as he says "I must be gone and live, or stay and die". Shakespeare is ambiguous here as this could be looked at two meanings as we know Juliet's mum is coming or that this might be where Romeo dies.

  1. Explore the ways Shakespeare makes Act3 Scene5 lines 126-204 dramatic and tense.

    Shakespeare wrote his play aimed at that audience, he wrote the play to suit an Elizabethan audience. Shakespeare mainly uses emotive language to develop his characters, and make them more personal. In the beginning of this extract, and when Lady Capulet first discovers that Juliet does not wish to marry

  2. I will be exploring and analysing the different ways and methods in which Shakespeare ...

    comes up with an idea to poison Romeo in hope of comforting Juliet. This is ironic because Romeo dies in this very same way. "Indeed, I never shall be satisfied with Romeo, till I behold him--dead--is my poor heart for a kinsman vex'd".

  1. "Examine the ways in which Shakespeare makes Act 3 Scene 5 full of tension ...

    "It was the nightingale, and not the lark"(line2). Tension first starts to build here, when Romeo decides to stay and possibly die alongside Juliet happily. "I have more care to stay then will to go"(line 25). If Romeo decided to stay, there was a high chance of him getting caught by lady Capulet.

  2. Act 3 scene 5, examine the ways in which Shakespeare makes us sympathise with ...

    But when Romeo says "Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. I must be gone or live, or stay and die." From this quote I have noticed that Romeo tries to admonish Juliet, so Juliet can accept the reality of Romeo and not live the lie.

  1. Examining the ways in which Shakespeare makes act 3 scene 5 full of tension ...

    on what to do, but she just replies saying that she should marry Paris. Juliet is astounded by this thought and pretends that she agrees with what the Nurse has just said. This is where Juliet thinks that the only person that she can turn to is Fair Lawrence.

  2. Look closely at Act 3 Scene 1 of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Comment in ...

    These two scenes show just one of the contrasts with the play as a whole. The mood and action in the two scenes change very quickly from a calm slow-moving, relaxed wedding, to a fast-moving, exciting and violent fight in Act 3 Scene 1.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work