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Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 5

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Romeo and Juliet Act 3, Scene 5 In this essay I will be analysing Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare was famous for his moving love stories and this was one of his most famous. It is about two star crossed lovers who commit suicide, ending a long term family feud. In the scene I am analysing Romeo has to leave Juliet after the first night together as a married couple. If he does not flee he will be killed. Love is naturally the play's dominant and most important theme. The play focuses on the 'love at first sight' experienced by Romeo and Juliet. The play does not make a specific moral statement about the relationships between love and society, religion, and family; rather, it portrays the ...read more.

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Romeo also comments on the scenery, portraying it as if it was the love at the beginning. Look, love, what envious streaks/Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east: Shakespeare is adding to the fact that nobody is happy about there relationship apart from them two. Again what should be a happy, exciting time is overshadowed as the threat of Romeos death. Juliet knows that it is morning and she can see the light but she is ignoring it because she believes that this will keep her and Romeo together. Romeo can see that it is extremely hard for Juliet to believe it is day so he plays along with her. ...read more.

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/ Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, / As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. / Either my eyesight fails, or thou look'st pale") Juliet knows the conflict that would have been caused if Lady Capulet was to catch Romeo in her room. It was uncalled for especially if they came form two feuding families. Shakespeare creates tension in the scene. In the final line of the scene Juliet states 'Then window, let day in, and let life out'. This obviously means Romeo is her life. This is another way Shakespeare makes the audience feel sorry for Juliet. Shakespeare takes on a journey of love but also tragedy and violence. Romeo and Juliet is a remarkable play which will be talked about for years to come. ...read more.

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This is a good response with accurate use of technical language and quotations that are appropriate and embedded within the text. There is some linking of language to its effect on an audience. Strong topic sentences enhance the essay's structure. The essay would benefit from: 1. A clear reference to what question has actually been set, 2. Proof-reading and 3. Linking this scene with another scene or scenes in the play in terms of theme, or dramatic importance.

Marked by teacher Stephen Evans 19/02/2013

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