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Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 5

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Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 5 Act 1 scene 5 is one of the critical scenes in the play of Romeo and Juliet; it is when Romeo sees Juliet for the first time and the moment where Romeo falls in love with Juliet. This scene has many contrasts in moods, atmosphere, pitches and tones of characters voices. Act 1 Scene 5 starts of with a very busy and rushed atmosphere as the serving men are preparing everything for Capulet's party. This part of the scene sets a much tensed atmosphere because the serving men are keeping such a nerve wrecking and quick pace which is in a way like a climax. The reader draws in waiting to see what happens next. The mood suddenly changes from a loud, busy rushed mood to a cheerful, happy, welcoming mood. This is when Capulet is making a speech to his guest, greeting them to his party. At this point the mood has changed from the rushed busy mood to a more joyful mood. Capulet goes off with cousin Capulet and starts reminiscing about the old days when they were young and people they know that have grown and got older. ...read more.


Tybalt because he doesn't like the way Tybalt is behaving about Romeo who Capulet believes to be a good youth as in this quote "You must contrary me! marry, 'tis time. Well said, my hearts! You are a princox; go: Be quiet, or--More light, more light! For shame! I'll make you quiet. What, cheerly, my hearts! " the dash represent where Capulets mood changes. From this the audience sees that Capulet is trying hard to keep peace between the two families by not causing trouble with Romeo at the Party as the prince has threatened both families that if they don't learn to settle their differences and get along they will be put to death. From this following quote the audience really see that Tybalt hates Romeo so much that he can't even stand to see him at a party and he quotes " I will withdraw: but this intrusion shall Now seeming sweet convert to bitter gall" this is a couplet that Tybalt uses. (Couplet - two lines that rhyme) This means that Tybalt will act like everything is fine and sweet now but it he will get his revenge on Romeo later. ...read more.


After Juliet confronts the nurse and says to her "Come hither, Nurse. What is yond gentleman?" and the nurse replies "the son and heir of old Tiberio". Juliet is in a state of shock when she quotes "Go ask his name-if he be married, my grave is like to be my wedding bed" Juliet is saying that she would not want to marry any other man but Romeo and if he is married she would die marrying and loving no one else. Juliet is really passionate about Romeo because she has really fallen in love with him and is shock and confused because of the truth about Romeo and his family. In conclusion these sections of this scene vary with many different atmospheres, moods and tones. These sections hold a lot of key points and issues that carry on throughout the story like where Tybalt vows his revenge on Romeo and where Romeo and Juliet fell in love. Even though these sections of act 1 scene 5 had many different moods they didn't just all seem separate from each other but they contrasted and blended in with each other so that people could really get the effect of the change. ...read more.

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