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One of Shakespeare's best-known plays is 'Romeo and Juliet'.

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Romeo and Juliet One of Shakespeare's best-known plays is 'Romeo and Juliet'. This play addresses a combination of themes such as forbidden love, innocence and experience. Written in the 17th century and set in Verona, Italy, this play involves two young individuals 'Romeo and Juliet, who fall in love and break a barrier, that has hunted the families for much time, and then comprehend about unison by their death. The constant conflict happening between Montagues and Capulets created a strong barrier, a barrier that was meant to keep one away from the other. Although these young persons are from completely different families that were in constant conflict, they outstand by showing how love unites forces. The Capulet's decided to throw a party to celebrate the marriage of their beautiful daughter (Juliet) to a gentleman later to be Juliet's husband (Paris). At the beginning of Act 1 Scene 5, Shakespeare creates an atmosphere of comic-stress and tension. He achieves this by using un-common characters in particular stages in the plot. The serving men are making the final arrangements for the party. The first serving man is in charge and he is frantically giving orders to the other servants who are not where they should be. He increasingly is stressed by their lazy attitude as he bosses them about. ...read more.


However, the atmosphere is completely changed by Tybalt, when he finds out Romeo, a Montague, is at his house. TYBALT "This, by his voice, should be a Montague." Line 53 "To strike him dead I hold it not a sin." Line 58 Tybalt makes the audience feel threatened of the current situation, the change of tone throughout the plot makes the audience interest more on what the next move would be. His hate towards the Montagues is very high as he says, "To strike him death I hold not a sin" the focus on the foe's death portrays the hate within the families. Tybalt is mislead of his action when Capulet approaches him, '...wherefore storm you so?' Tybalt is then forced to tell his uncle about the Montagues presence. Capulet takes no notice of the matter and tells Tybalt to let him alone, he chooses this path, simply because of his reputation upon his guests, however, Tybalt insist in causing trouble not matter what. Capulet's tone sharply endures and emphasises his path by telling Tybalt once again in a much more proprietorial manner: CAPULET "Am I the master here, or you? go to! You'll not endure him? God shall mend my soul, You'll make a mutiny among my guests!" ...read more.


ROMEO "Is she a Capulet? O dear account! My life is my foe's debt." Lines 117 & 118 Romeo clearly accepts the fact that both are from completely different backgrounds, and if he does decide to continue seeing her, then he would have to face the consequences, even his own death. He clearly emphasises this, when he says, "My life is my foe's debt". Juliet later on, shows personal interest when she asks the nurse reference about Romeo, apart from finding out his real name; she also finds out that he is, in fact, a Montague, the only son of the family's enemy. JULIET "My only love sprung from my only hate!" Line 137 "That I must love a loathed enemy." Line 140 She does realise that he is the family's enemy; however, she is in love with him, although she is being forced to marry someone who she does not have mutual feelings for. Shakespeare has in fact, a tremendous tendency of dominance throughout the whole play, in order to create tension, romance and amongst other things such as danger and comic tension. He makes the audience sympathise with the characters since the start of the play to the very end. ...read more.

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