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Romeo and Juliet essay.

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Romeo and Juliet essay I am doing an essay on the play Romeo and Juliet. In this play there are two families's who are enemies, the Montagues, and the Capulets. Romeo is from the Montagues, and Juliet is from the Capulets. There is also a prince called Mercutio, Friar Lawrence and Friar John from the church. Although there families were almost at war Romeo and Juliet fell in love at first sight. Shakespeare prepares the ground for this in many ways. The first and probably the most obvious is the prologue, which basically tell the audience what is going to happen. Shakespeare uses the prologue to inform the audience the "bare bones" of the story about to be presented. This emphasises the "love and hate" and "Star crossed love" is shown which also includes "death" and the "raising of expectations" the prologue also shows the lovers as "victims of circumstances." ...read more.

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this shows how even the servants of the families even hate each other. They do not realise one of the people they serve will fall in love with one of the women they are talking about Shakespeare also uses Sunday morning's fight scene to set the anger and hatred between the Montague's and the Capulet's. I also think he does this to inform the audience about the situation of the two families. E.g., "I will take the wall of any man or maid of the Montague's." And "When I have fought with thee, I will be civil with the maids, I will cut off there heads." Also "Thau villain Capulet, hold me, let me go." They are all examples informing the audience of the hatred of the Montague's and Capulet's. ...read more.

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and turns it upside down by showing that the fairytale storyline should not be broken, because they would not live ''happily ever after'' Romeo even has premonitions of bad things happening in Act 1 scene 4 but Mercutio and Benvolio persuade him to go. The audience know at this point that eventually this will lead to his death so they know the premonitions are true when Mercutio and Benvolio persuade him there is not. What happens at the party also leads to Romeo and Juliet falling in love. For example Tybalt sees Romeo and asks lord Capulet if he should throw Romeo out but Capulet forbids him from disturbing the peace. If Romeo had been thrown out he would have never met Juliet and never have fallen in love eventually leading to both their deaths. Romeo and Juliet Essay By Dave Morgan 10.2 ...read more.

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