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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet How does Shakespeare make the Audience feel sympathy towards Juliet in Act 3 Scene 5? The play Romeo and Juliet is about the (Montagues and Capulets) two separate families that have been in a long and bitter quarrel for numerous years. The play is set in Verona in Italy and involves two main characters, Romeo, of the Montague family, and Juliet, of the Capulet family. Throughout Act 3 Scene 5 the audience feel pity for Juliet because at first, her cousin Tybalt is killed, by Romeo, who is Juliet's partner, then Romeo is banished for killing Tybalt. Romeo and Juliet have just spent their first night together and Romeo has to leave Juliet's house early in the morning, before he is found and killed. ...read more.

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Juliet lies to her Mother and tells her she is crying over Tybalt's death. When Lord Capulet enters Juliet's room he is in a good mood, as he doesn't know Juliet has refused to marry Paris, he says "Wife, have you delivered our decree?" Lady Capulet replies "Ay, but she will none, she gives you thanks." At this point Lord Capulets mood immediately changes and he fly's into a temper. Lord Capulet starts to insult Juliet and calls her a "disobedient wretch" and saying "hang thee, young baggage" at this point the audience would feel sorry for Juliet as she is in a major dilemma between her husband and her family, she cannot tell her parents that she is married as the two families are feuding. ...read more.

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His means she will go to the friar and ask what he thinks she should do, and if he says he thinks that she should marry Paris then she will kill herself if she can't be with Romeo. I think that this is an important scene in the play, it has helped us feel sympathy for Juliet as she is in a dilemma. Her parents want her to marry Paris, when they don't know she has married Romeo. When she refuses her Father starts to hit her. Act 3 Scene 5 is a vital scene in the play because it starts off all the trouble with Paris off. By the end of the scene we feel sorry for Juliet as she is so unhappy she is willing to die. ...read more.

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