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Romeo And Juliet Act 3 Scene 5

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Romeo & Juliet - Act 3 Scene 5 Act 3 Scene 5 is an important turning point in the play, it shows This scene is important because Juliet is faced with problems. She is being forced into a marriage which she cannot accept; she is rejected by her family and the Nurse, and her decision to get help from the friar leads to deathly consequences. Therefore this scene is also important not only because we learn about the characters but also we see the plot move along. By this scene, Romeo and Juliet are married, and they have just spent the night in Juliet's room. Romeo takes a great risk by being there, and he also doesn't know when he'll see the bride again. He is taking a risk because he was banished to Mantua for killing Tybalt, (Juliet's cousin) and staying in Verona means certain death for him. When they wake, Juliet tries to stop him leaving because she doesn't want to part, but he leaves in haste before Lady Capulet enters. This is the last time the couple see each other alive; there is a subtle hint in Juliet's words, "o God, I have an ill-diving soul!" It is though Juliet has a true premonition of death. One way the scene is important is we learn about lady Capulet. ...read more.


He insults her, "...disobedient wretch!" because he is furious with her and he expects her to obey him. Also, we learn from this scene what Lord Capulet can do; he can easily reject Juliet. "Hang, beg, starve, die in the streets" if she does not marry, then she has no other option than to be disowned. This shows his family reputation is more important than his daughter. Before he leaves, Capulet tells Juliet of all the things he has done for her. "...Still my care for hath been, to have her match'd" He still cares for her but his reputation in Elizabethan days is a lot more important to him than a disobedient daughter. The final reason Lord Capulet is important in this scene is because he puts her in an impossible situation. Lord Capulet gives Juliet an ultimatum where she either marries Paris (unbeknown to Lord Capulet that she will be committing bigamy) or gets thrown out if she doesn't. This is what drives her to get the concoction and the plan from friar. This scene is important because we see the Capulet's private life. Lady Capulet rejects her own daughter when Lord Capulet gets into a rage with her; it suggests Lady Capulet was never close with her (as we see Juliet's close relationship with the wet Nurse). We also learn that Lord Capulet is Lord of the household, what he says should be final. ...read more.


Another way that the scene is also really important is because it contains dramatic irony. When Lady Capulet enters the scene, Juliet has to pretend that she is crying over Tybalt. She tells her to stop, as it doesn't help. Juliet is really crying over Romeo, and we know this which furthers the irony. She lies about going to confession because she actually goes to friar for help; she is in a predicament, and this is her last option. Furthermore, this scene is of importance because it helps us to understand why Juliet acts as she later does. She has been rejected by her family; she has been betrayed by the Nurse, and feeling abandoned she goes to the only person that could help her. The plan he devises is what leads to the tragic ending. Finally, I think this scene is important mainly because we see the Capulet's private life. The scene clearly outlines a typical Elizabethan family, where the wife and daughter obey the male of the house, in this case Lord Capulet. The Nurse was the one person in the family that Juliet had to turn to, but this changed when Nurse tried to persuade her that Romeo was a 'dishclout'. Juliet feelings changed toward her, and her feeling of isolation is what made her to seek help. This scene is what creates the turning point in the play, and that is why the scene is one of the most important in the script. ?? ?? ?? ?? GCSE English Mrs Jones 10s Page 1 01/02/2010 ...read more.

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