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Romeo and Juliet coursework Romeo and Juliet met at a party and fell in love at first sight they proclaimed their love for each other with Juliet talking from her balcony they decided to marry and did so in secret with the help of Juliet's nurse and the priest, as Juliet is a Capulet and Romeo a Montague they should be rivals and Tybalt, Juliet's cousin tries to kill Romeo but instead kills Romeo's best friend Mercurcio in an act of anger Romeo reaps his revenge by killing Tybalt he is then banished from Verona, meanwhile Paris has asked Capulet for his daughters hand in marriage he agrees she doesn't and that leads up to the current scene. I'm going to assess the significance of act III scene to the rest of the play and try to explain the importance of it. On the balcony when Romeo and Juliet say goodbye to each other the atmosphere is happy, we know this from when Juliet says, 'It is the lark that sings so out of tune...she divideth us.' ...read more.


what he says to Juliet 2) what he says to the nurse. The nurse says, 'you are to blame, my lord, to rate her so' meaning it's Capulet's fault for her behaviour and if he did not start the fighting with the Montague's then the current problem would not be a problem. An Elizabethan audience would be extremely shocked by this comment, as a nurse would not be expected to say something like this it is not her place to say. A 20th century audience would probably feel sorry for Juliet and agree with the nurse, however an Elizabethan audience would probably be shocked at this behaviour in the nurse as this is out of line for someone of the nurses social class to argue with someone of Capulet social class and they would probably agree with Capulet's reaction, 'and why my lady wisdom? Hold your tongue...' In my opinion I think that Capulet is a bad father, although he says he has Juliet's best interests at heart by ...read more.


nurse who could have stopped vital consequences such as Juliet having nowhere to go but to the priest whom had the only option of the sleeping pills, maybe with the nurses help Romeo would have known the plan rather then being left in the dark. This scene is important to the play as a whole because the decisions and actions made in this scene effect the rest of the decisions made by the characters in the play and the fact that if just one character had done something different then it could have changed the end of the whole play, for instance if Capulet had been more understanding towards his daughter's feelings about love and marriage then she would not have been so desperate to trick her family to thinking her dead ending in both hers and Romeos deaths, or if Romeo had waited just a few more seconds before taking the poison he would have seen Juliet wake up. By Francesca Hickling 10I ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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