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Romeo and Juliet Act 1 scene 5.

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Romeo and Juliet The Capulet ball introduces many aspects of the play as a whole. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy it shows to people in love but who can be together as their family's are at war. Act 1 scene 5 has many importances to the play it is where it really lifts off. We are nearly at the end of the first Act, and at last our two heroes meet and immediately fall deeply in love with each other. The language used by Shakespeare here helps describe the deep passion that they feel for one another, and the readers are all given a treat when they meet. Romeo is shown to be a bit of a player, convincing Juliet to kiss him after only a few sentences. He uses religion in order to persuade Juliet to kiss him. He says that their love can only be described in religious terms, as it is associated with the purity and passion Romeo sees Juliet as a Saint that should be worshipped. ...read more.


Tybalt hears Romeo speak. His reaction to this was that he wanted to kill Romeo. His attitude towards Romeo is that he hates him. Tybalt is angry that Romeo has dared to come to the party when he hasn't been invited. 'This by his voice should be a Montague. Fetch me my rapier, boy.' This hatred contrasts Romeo's love earlier in the scene." When Tybalt discovers Romeos identity at the ball he is aroused he sees Romeo wooing his cousin he immediately rushes to tell Capulet he says "uncle this is a Montague our foe: a villain tat is hither come in spite to scorn at our solemnity this night" Capulet is outraged at Tybalt he thinks he is trying to ruin his big night he clips him round his head and says he is a saucy boy. Tybalt language he uses is strong it relates right back to the first scene when there is a fight between Capulet and Montague he says "what drawn and talk of peace ...read more.


Shakespeare wrote these things to catch the reader's attention he inserts words and phrases that make it irresistible Shakespeare uses strong language which he shows using prose all this comes together and we are immediately drawn in just the effect Shakespeare wanted to have. To me act 1 scene 5 is about a teenager who finally finds love from his heart he thought he loved before this but it turned out to be only love from the eyes. He no's that Juliet is the one for him the minuet he sets his eyes on her but he is hit hard when he finds out that she is a Capulet this puts a dent in his confidence but it doesn't stop him he is over the moon when he find out that Juliet feels same. They don't know how it's going to work though as there families hate each others guts. I like this scene in the book I think that it is one of the better scenes as u really see the true sides of Romeo and Juliet. AMDG 25th February 2004 ...read more.

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