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romeo and juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play, written by William Shakespeare. This play is about two teenage "lovers" whose families are recognized as enemies (Montague's and Capulet's), competing against each other throughout the rest of the play. In act 3 scene 5 Shakespeare begins to revolve this play into a heartbreaking disaster- by isolating Juliet. Firstly, Juliet is isolated from Romeo. Because he had been banned for killing Juliet's cousin (Tybalt) in revenge for killing his best friend. Romeo then became a much hated enemy, a lover and a banished murderer himself. Juliet has no choice but to stick to her 'lover' secretly. Shakespeare cleverly uses dramatic irony. For example, Juliet says..."me thinks I see thee, now thou art so low, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb." This is affective, because it suggests what is to come later in the play which is the death of Romeo and it is ironic because the audience now know that Romeo is going to be in the bottom of a tomb (dead) by the end of the end of the scene. In addition, Romeo had been banished so Friar Lawrence told them to spend the night together as husband and wife. Since they are married it shows that they are willing to spend the rest of their life together/die for each other. ...read more.

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So the audience might feel rage/confusion because they don't know which side Juliet supports. Also, lady Capulet is vindictive because she wants vengeance for the killer of Tybalt (Romeo). This makes the audience angry because it shows that she does not forgive and she is nasty. It is irony that she comes with news about marriage, but wants to kill as well. In this scene she doesn't show love for Juliet. She is distant. For example, "I would the fool were married to her grave". This is shocking because the next time she will get an eye contact with her is in a grave. Furthermore, she is also isolated from her father (lord Capulet) because she had been told to marry Paris and if she didn't, she would be thrown out of the house. But still she refuses to obey her father. This makes the audience think that she is left alone. Juliet makes everything worse, because she had disappointed her father. Lord Capulet only wants the best for Juliet. He loves his daughter but as time goes on, Juliet is isolated from him. Juliet's father arranged a marriage for her and he significantly, changed his mind in whom and when Juliet is to marry. For example, "have you delivered to her our decree?" ...read more.

Conclusion

Juliet is isolated from the nurse because the nurse has given her the wrong advice and she is horrified. She tells Juliet she would be better off concealing her marriage to Romeo and marrying Paris. Juliet rejects her after the betrayal. Juliet's reaction to this betrayal of friendship says (privately) she will never trust or confide in her again. This is affective because it's the final domination that triggers the play and this just shows that the nurse was doing what she was told just like Juliet. Summary In the end of the scene the audience's emotions have been manipulated by Shakespeare as each person in turn has been isolated from Juliet, for example, Shakespeare has used tragedy, sadness, excitement and shock to make the audience want to see more of the play. At the same time, the audience have been engrossed in the visual experience of seeing the action on the stage by wanting to see more and more of the play and by also wanting to know what is going to happen next. The language has been spoken in lots of tones. This has affected the audience because it has made them feel as if they were involved in the play as well. The type of ending is similar to what millions watch every night because the play 'Romeo and Juliet' makes the audience want to carry on watching and look forward to watching the next part of the play. ...read more.

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