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Essay Question Explore the ways that Shakespeare makes Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet dramatically effective Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story which takes in Verona involving the two families, the Capulet's and Montague's. The Capulet's and Montague's are the two noble families who have been feuding for a long time. Romeo is the son of Lord Montague who is sixteen. He is in love with the idea of love, this is shown because at the beginning of the play he is in love with Rosaline but he quickly changes his mind to Juliet. Juliet is fourteen and she is the daughter of Lord Capulet. Lord Capulet has chosen a husband who she is supposed to marry because those days fathers chose their daughters their husbands. The husband is Paris who is the cousin of Prince of Verona. Romeo and Juliet meet in the Capulet's party and fall in love where their fate is sealed. ...read more.


It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night as a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear'. He is very gentle, loving and complementary about her. He also really desperate to meet her. This shown 'For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night'. Romeo's language has a contrast to Capulet's language because Romeo is talking about his love for Juliet while Capulet just flirting with women in a bad-manner. Tybalt's speech has a dramatic effect because the mood changes from love and romance to anger and aggression. The mood also speeds up from a relaxed mood. This is shown when Tybalt has to make decisions more quickly. This is shown 'to strike him dead I hold it not a sin'. This has contrast with Romeo's speech because Romeo's speech is loving and caring where Tybalt's speech is the opposite hateful and anger. Capulet reacts to Tybalt's actions by calming him down and not make big deal about it. ...read more.


Also the audience will be questioning what will happen. In conclusion, Act 1 Scene 5 is very dramatic because there is a rollercoaster of emotions. In the beginning the pace speeds up and become loud, cheerful and happy. Then it slows and becomes gentle, loving and caring. Then becomes angry and hate, then calm and back to anger. After this the pace slows down and becomes flirtation, sweet and gentle. Then at the end the pace speeds up. This scene is crucial to the rest of the play because this scene leads to all the deaths in the play. Hence, audience can see love and hate in 1594 is still the same today. For example, in Coronation Street Rosie and Craig fell in love and was going to run away together. At the end of the scene, I was really disappointed because the way Tybalt acted and couldn't control his anger. But I'm surprised the way Juliet acted as she was flirting with Romeo. I'm also shocked that one is Montague and Capulet, but also the same time I'm overwhelmed for them. ...read more.

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