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Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Explore the ways in which Shakespeare makes Act 1, Scene 5 of "Romeo and Juliet" dramatically effective. In act 1 scene 5, Shakespeare makes this part of his famous play very effective and is made dramatic in many ways. The key part is that most or even all of the characters have an important and valid part to play within this scene. This indicates that it is a significant moment in the play. Right from the very start there is contrast from the scene before. This is already very dramatically effective as in the scene before Romeo has a premonition that something fatal is going to happen and there will be 'some vile forfeit of untimely death'. This is effective as it gives the audience an idea that something bad is waiting to happen. In this scene Shakespeare also includes the enemy of the Capulets', a Montague on Capulet territory isn't something the audience are familiar with, as an enemy wouldn't enter another enemies home alone. This creates suspense and a tense atmosphere throughout the scene. ...read more.


What, Goodman boy, I say he shall, go to! Am I the master here, or you? Go to! You'll not endure him? God shall mend my soul, You'll make a mutiny among my guests! This part of the scene is dramatic as Shakespeare makes the character of Capulet come across as strong, honourable and wise, which Is also backed up from the beginning of the play where he comes across as an exciting, welcoming and high spirited person, as he jokes around with the guests. Shakespeare makes the scene suspicious when Romeo asks whom Juliet is, when he first sets eyes on her, to which the servant claims he does not know. It seems odd that a Capulet servant couldn't identify Juliet. Romeo is already in love with her after seeing her for the first time. "O she doth teach the torches to burn bright!" This is meant that her beauty is brighter than the blaze of any torch and that her presence makes the whole room light up. This is a very dramatic part of the scene as it is the first time that Romeo meets Juliet. ...read more.


It is effective as it shows their emotion for each other. Shakespeare makes this part of the scene very dramatically effective when Juliet says: "My grave is likely to be my wedding bed." This is for shadowing the scene coming up but the audience don't know this until they read on. The character of the nurse plays a very important part in the play. It reflects the Character of 'Lady Capulet' as in the past mother's were not very protective and did not care for their children as much. A nurse would be set to take care of them. This reveals the historical background of Shakespeare time. The nurse is a dramatic key character, as she knows more about Juliet than Lady Capulet. Tybalt is also a key character that makes the scene and play dramatic as he is the one that stirs up the trouble and creates a lot of the tension with his hatred and anger towards the Montague family. Shakespeare also uses alliteration such as 'Patience, perforce' to show Tybalt's anger and stubbornness. Tybalt is made dramatic in this scene, as he is also the cause of the tragedy. Shakespeare uses him as a minor character in the play but he has a massive impact on the play. Amy Mason ...read more.

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