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Romeo and Juliet. Act 3 scene 5 starts with Romeo and Juliet talking, after their first and only night together.

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Introduction

Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet The play is written about people and how much to interest is in not just the portrayal of the joy and sorrow of first love and sexual attraction, but also issues of rising against parents and believing oneself to be misunderstood. Play is full of dramatic irony as the prologue tells the audience what will happen throughout the play. It also explains about the family that has been going on throughout generations. Romeo and Juliet had little stagecraft in those days, they didn't have any special effects so there language had to be powerful. They also had to act a 5 day story line in 2 hours which included murders, secrets, marriages and plotting, making it very dramatic. Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in 1593, it is considered a Greek tragedy because by the end of the play a number of people are dead. Juliet finds herself in a very difficult situation. She has secretly married Romeo without her parent's knowledge. Romeo has killed Tybalt in revenge for the killing of Mercutio. She knows that her parents want her to marry Paris, which she now is really in a weak position. Act 3, scene four is very short: Capulet tells Paris he can marry his daughter Juliet, one of the reasons why Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris is because he is a wealthy relation of the Prince of Verona, perfect match for Juliet. ...read more.

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"Out, you green sickness carrion! Out, you baggage! You tallow face! At this stage Capulet is in an angry mood but when he leaves the room he is claim again. In the play you will notice that Capulet starts of claim then goes angry 'Tempest tossed body', this is a metaphor of the way Capulet acts when he loses his tempter, then goes calm again. Capulet is very harsh when he speaks to Juliet, For example he says "I tell thee what: get to church a 'Thursday' or never after look me in the face". Capulet is showing control over Juliet he is saying that you are getting married on Thursday, and if you don't then I don't want to know you. Juliet's behaviour has changed dramatically since the start of the play, she has become more confident in answering back and disobeying her parents, especially back then it wasn't found upon to misbehave. Juliet is acting as if she just wants to be an adult. I think this is as she has just got married and feels she is older than what she actually is. Although outside Juliet is angry and upset with her parents inside she is feeling guilty and she has dropped herself in it and knows all her parents are doing is try to help. ...read more.

Conclusion

I think the change in attitude is to do with his daughter's behaviour and hoping he can get it done before she decided to change her mind again. In conclusion, this scene sheds light on why Juliet is so distanced from her mother. When Juliet expresses her opposition to marrying Paris (and thus defying her parents' wishes for a economically beneficial match) Lady Capulet fumes: "I would the fool were married to her grave!" Juliet's mother will offer neither intervention nor consolation for her daughter. This scene also serves to further isolate Juliet from any adult who might give her wise guidance. Even her beloved nurse abandons her; she too advocates marriage to Paris. Juliet feels she has nowhere else to turn other than Friar Lawrence, whose occult-like schemes should be suspect to anyone with sense. The end of the act finds Juliet and Romeo alone in their immature ability to reason. The result is the inevitable tragedy. The story of Romeo and Juliet offers a lot of lesson to be learned and as a result of the death of Romeo and Juliet the two families of Capulet and Montague are brought back to living harmoniously. ?? ?? ?? ?? This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ ...read more.

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