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Romeo and Juliet - Explore the ways in which Act 3 scene 5 Prepares the audience for the tragic ending of the play

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Romeo and Juliet Explore the ways in which Act 3 scene 5 Prepares the audience for the tragic ending of the play In the time of Shakespeare the word tragedy is used to describe a hero or heroine, usually from a noble family, involving a sad ending with the hero or heroin dying. Nowadays the word tragedy is used to describe everyday things, anything that is sad in the television and newspapers is called a tragedy. It is very often used as a story leading to a sad ending. Tragedy is most used in our world today when something really bad happens that doesn't occur too often. A good example would be the world trade centers that were destroyed by terrorists on a hijacked plane. My definition of tragedy is the same as the world's today: it is something sad or a terrible disaster. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy because it follows Shakespeare rules of tragedy, which involves a hero or heroine that eventually dies. One of the possible causes of tragedy for Romeo and Juliet is fate. In the Prologue line 6, it is said that they were "star-cross'd", meaning ill fated. I think the biggest problem for Romeo and Juliet is that they live is a society where men rule and women can't speak their mind. ...read more.

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Romeo and Juliet Explore the ways in which Act 3 scene 5 Prepares the audience for the tragic ending of the play In Romeo and Juliet's parting after consummating their marriage, Shakespeare maintains the pressure of time pushing events by hinting with words. The words like "hour" and "days" are used to show how fast time is moving and how they don't have time to do anything; to enjoy each other like most newly married couples. someone could walk into Juliet's bedroom and find Romeo there, which could end his life. "I must hear from thee every day in the hour For in a minute there are many days." The short lines show Romeo and Juliet are in a hurry. In lines 1-64 there are lots of images of death that affect the mood of the play. One of the strongest image of death is that of Romeo seen by Juliet. This is also one of the strongest ways in which act 3 scene 5 prepares the audience for the tragic ending of the play. "O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. ...read more.

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Juliet and her mother do not have a relationship, it's been said the Nurse was the one to breast feed her and look after her, she is more like a mom, yet she still abandons her. She does this when she puts Romeo down and changes her mind about him and advises Juliet to marry Paris: "...I think it best you married with the County. O, he's a lovely gentleman! Romeo's a dishclout to him..." This scene leads to the tragic ending. Shakespeare shows that by putting hints in the scene, the vision Juliet had is one, and when she unknowingly predicts Romeo's future is another. Act 3 scene 5 prepares the audience for that ending because of the hints, haste, and pace. I would say the final image of death is Juliet's threat at the end of the scene to commit suicide if she has no option. It hides nothing and goes straight to the truth about what's going to happen. In Shakespeare's plays there is always a tragic flaw in a character, the tragic flaw in some of the characters are greed, big egos, and the most important that the play talks about is fate. ...read more.

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