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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Coursework The first phase of this scene is important as Romeo and Juliet first consummate their marriage, their families cannot break the marriage as they are now spiritually and legally together, but they cannot tell their parents yet as Romeo has just killed Tybalt. I think this a turning point in the play, it is the last time when they both see each other alive, and also as soon as Romeo leaves everything starts going downhill, with Juliet's proposed marriage to Paris etc. In the bedroom scene it starts quiet with Romeo and Juliet in bed, having consummated their marriage, Romeo realises its morning, and he must leave, or risk being caught; this is the last time they will both ever see each other alive. In the second phase this is the first sign of bad luck, with Lord Capulet arranging for Paris to marry Juliet, Juliet protests as much as she can, but when lord Capulet enters first he is sympathetic towards Juliet as she is crying but when he learns she doesn't want to marry Paris he is furious. ...read more.

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Which could have different meanings if you put a comma on either side of dead has a different meaning. When Juliet learns of her proposed marriage to Paris, she is uncertain of what to do, but her reaction is not what her mother expected, she feels trapped; there is nobody who can help her. Though her parents think they are making it better for Juliet, they think that the marriage would get her mind off Tybalt's murder. Shakespeare shows her panic and desperation by her saying bursting out things that she shouldn't be like 'I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear, it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate.' Juliet asks her mother to tell her father, she may be worried that he would throw her out of the house if she told him. Lady Capulet is surprised about her decision not to marry Paris, in that time children were the property of their fathers until they were married, so she is owned by her father. Lord Capulet's reaction when he first sees his daughter is sympathetic, he thinks she is still crying over Tybalt. ...read more.

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when her mother enters the room but becomes angry, she thought her father would only let Juliet decide who to marry, then after her father leaves she pleads with her mother to help her, but after Lady Capulet leaves and she talks to the nurse she becomes surprised with what the nurse says. Shakespeare strips away Juliet's support by firstly Romeo being banished and having to leave, then her mother tells her that Lord Capulet has arranged for her to marry Paris, but when Juliet reacts negatively to this she doesn't think she should help Juliet saying things like 'Talk not to me, for I'll not speak a word.' Then when her father enters he gets very angry, shouting at Juliet and cursing her. Then when Juliet asks the nurse for her advice she tells Juliet to marry Paris, Juliet has nobody else to turn to, except the friar. Juliet's feelings change dramatically during the course of this scene at the start she was happy, just having consummated her marriage, then as the scene progresses her happiness deteriorates. Irony and Foreshowing are used throughout the scene, mostly saying things about Juliet and Romeo dead in tombs together etc. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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