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Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo & Juliet Coursework By Monica A. What dramatic impact is Shakespeare aiming for in Act One Scene Five and how does he achieve it? The play 'Romeo and Juliet' is based on a famous love story. It is a tragic play written by Shakespeare in 1596. William Shakespeare has written many plays before however 'Romeo and Juliet' captivates its audience with its tragedies, sudden turning points, and the atmosphere of tension, excitement and empathy within the characters. Shakespeare created a love story so dear and tender to lead to such a climax which engages the audience. 'Romeo and Juliet' has a fast moving plot especially in this particular scene. As Shakespeare starts it of by showing how truly upset Romeo is after being turn down by his crush, Rosaline. The meeting of Romeo and Juliet was in other words, delayed. Just before scene five ends, they finally come to meet together and even after their first meetings to they share a tender kiss. It does however create suspension, which I am assure Shakespeare was trying to achieve, with the stages towards and also considering Romeo had already spotted her in between the play at the Capulet's mansion. ...read more.

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And they dance." This encourages people to let loose as the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. As the surroundings was quite tense and depressed, Capulet managed to snap everyone tapping to the music, laughing to his jokes and having an enjoyable time! When Romeo is describing Juliet he uses the language of imagery to show how profound and real his love is. As he talks softly about Juliet comparing her to beautiful images, its shows how true his love for her is for as in this line he says: "So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows..." To compare her to a dove is almost as though saying Juliet is so pure and beautiful that you could notice her out of all the other girls that go on unnoticed even if they were to, none of which catch the eye of Romeo. The language used has an impact on the scene as it changes the mood to seem in high spirits and drawn to the attention of Juliet - this draws the audience in. The scene where Tybalt observes Romeo from the crowd, the scene grows tense. ...read more.

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At the end of the scene also, Juliet leaves the scene which strikes a chilling note behind, the line being: "My grave is like to be my wedding-bed" Juliet says this because she is yet still unaware of Romeo's true identity as a Montague. She fears, let him be married then she would rather not live and let her wedding-bed be the grave. Shakespeare then builds tension when the two young lovers discover each other's fate towards the family name. Capulets and Montagues always disagree. Romeo and Juliet are therefore enemy lovers through destiny because of their family names. The tension is sky high as neither one is pleased to hear of this sudden news. It grips the audience for what will happen next as that is where the scene ends. I think Shakespeare definitely achieved tension well in Act one Scene five, as no one is sure what is to happen next in the play. Tybalt already seeks vengeance for Romeo and with Juliet and Tybalt's relation with each other tension arises as this is intervened with family matters. The young lovers won't live happily ever after as they intend to. The tension continuously rises and falls however, Shakespeare left everyone thinking rhetorically in the last scene. The excitement bubbles for the audience. ...read more.

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