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Consider the dramatic significance of Act 3, Scene 5 of "Romeo and Juliet" Act 3 scene 5 is a dramatic yet significant scene of the play "Romeo and Juliet" and is one of the most interesting scenes because the mood of the scene changes and varies quite often. Also some relationships are destroyed; characters personalities and true views are shown. Also this is the last time Romeo and Juliet see each other alive. At this point in the play Romeo and Juliet have just gotten married in secrecy with the help of friar Lawrence and the Nurse, at this point there is a mood of happiness being represented by the characters because they are finally together but the mood changes again to anger because Romeo is caught up in a fight with Tybalt and kills him. The prince doesn't fulfil his promise of killing Romeo for disturbing the peace instead he banishes him from Verona. Romeo and Juliet are then separated this makes us feel sympathy for them. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony because at this point we as an audience know Juliet's father is arranging her marriage to Paris. But when Juliet hears the news she is furious and instantly refuses. Lord Capulet then throws her out, she then asks the nurse for advice but the nurse agrees with her father this is an important part of the play because the nurses and Juliet's relationship is over. ...read more.

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Juliet, after the party continues to think about Romeo this is highlighted in the famous balcony scene" Romeo, Romeo, where art thou Romeo?" Her character has developed since Act 1 because she was presented as an obedient innocent daughter where the thought of marriage hadn't crossed her mind until meeting Romeo. She has kissed a complete stranger and is convinced she is in love, all this has happened in such a short time and Romeo is a Montague! The enemies of Juliet's family (Capulet). Juliet is also surprisingly clever for a 14 year old when speaking to her mother she uses double language "I will not marry yet, and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate" she says she will never marry and it would be Romeo who she hates but what she means is that she would marry Romeo whom she loves dearly. At this point in the play an Elizabethan audience would understand Juliet's moral/ religious dilemma because in Elizabethan times the father or husband was the head of the household he was the soul provider and when his daughter would be married it was more of a business deal than a joining of two people in love forever which is what marriage is known as today. ...read more.

Conclusion

The nurse is close to Juliet because in Elizabethan times the nurse would look after the child and bring her up, although the nurse hasn't been a good influence on Juliet because she uses inappropriate language and mentions sex quite a lot, even in front of lady Capulet! In this scene the nurse does support Juliet in this scene she defends her in front of lord Capulet but Lord Capulet tells her to be quiet "Peace, you mumbling fool!" the nurse has been by Juliet's side throughout the play this is why this part of the scene is significant when alone with the nurse Juliet questions the nurse for advice, the nurse tells her to marry Paris and obey her parents this is the end of Juliet's and the nurses relationship. Juliet uses sarcasm when talking to the nurse "Go, counsellor" she is saying that the nurse, the counsellor gives bad advice. This is an important scene because we see a wide range of emotions with Juliet this is the scene when many relationships are destroyed we also feel sympathy for Juliet she has been threatened, she's already married, her parents have rejected her, her motherly figure the nurse has betrayed her, she turns to Romeo and we know she is going to die and there is a tragedy coming because of the prologue. ?? ?? ?? ?? Nadeem Mahmood 10LE ...read more.

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