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Romeo and Juliet

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Introduction

Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story between two teenagers who fall head over heels for each other in their forbidden love. The story is riddled with violence, hatred and revenge, these powerful themes along with others keep the audience on the edge of their seat. Shakespeare wants to create an impact with his play he wanted to something different, do something no one else would dare to do. Romeo and Juliet turned many heads as it was against the norm of the Elizabethan society back in those days. He had a lot of criticism but this made even more people go see what was so bad about the play. He challenges the rights and wrongs of the Elizabethan society and how its people lived and behaved, for example it would not be thought of a girl to disobey her parents but this did happen many times in Romeo and Juliet and Juliet disobeyed her parents to marry Romeo. Shakespeare's techniques of movie making are adapted even to almost all modern day films, techniques such as: romance, sex, revenge, violence and humour. Shakespeare has themes relevant today, he wrote about things that everyone experienced so everyone can connect and relate to what he was saying in his plays. ...read more.

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Friar Lawrence is also betraying the church and its power, he is going against the norm and is telling Romeo and Juliet to get married and actually preceded with the ceremony for them, Elizabethans would have probably left the play because of this or maybe thrown some rotten vegetables at him for what he had done. Humour Humour is a powerful technique as the audience might come to the play just because they heard it was funny but then they would get to see all the other themes too, so it will attract the audience. Most member-able for her humour is the nurse with her antics the audience would have found her humorous and warmed to her. Public disorder Public disorder is when the two rivalry families fight in the streets of Verona and disturb the peace there, this is where Prince Esecalus steps in to try and stop the violence but it clearly doesn't work as there at more people killed. Tragedy Tragedy in the play is one of the main themes of the play as it's is the most powerful it creates an impact when the two innocent lovers Romeo and Juliet die in a tragic way because there families silly feud. ...read more.

Conclusion

Juliet seemed to be getting on with everyone until her shocking announcement that she wasn't going to marry Paris. Her parents wouldn't accept this but Juliet had more encouraging signs from her nurse, who supported her action. This just made their special bond grow more as the nurse helped Juliet out with what ever she needed as she acted more as a mother to Juliet, then Juliet's biological mother. Nurse The nurse was an unusual character as she was funny, bubbly and exciting at the same times. She had a very different personality to all of the other characters in the play which made her special. She worked for the Capulet's and shared a special bond with Juliet as she was there from the moment Juliet was born, breast feeding her, changing here teaching her and nurturing her. I think part of the nurses personality shows in Juliet as the nurse speaks freely and so does Juliet, I think Juliet saw the nurse as a role model as she was the only person Juliet knew, this is where I think Juliet got some of here traits while developing others. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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