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Romeo and Juliet - In act 3 scene 5 Shakespeare creates drama and tension showing us different sides to the central characters. How does he do this?

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Carr Hill High School Tim McHugh Assignment 3 March 04 Group SET In act 3 scene 5 Shakespeare creates drama and tension showing us different sides to the central characters. How does he do this? Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play about hatred and love between two families. Act 3 scene 5 begins with Romeo and Juliet has a conversation after spending the night together. We know that Juliet does not want Romeo to leave because she says she can hear the nightingale but it is actually the lark "It was the nightingale, and not lark that pierced the tearful hollow of thine ear." The language Shakespeare uses contains images of love and romance. Shakespeare creates dramatic irony by placing this scene in which Juliet has just spent the night with Romeo killed Tybalt. ...read more.

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When Juliet refuses to marry Paris he gets very angry. I know this because he starts shouting at Juliet and he threatens to hit her, "Speak not, reply not, do not answer me! My fingers itch. Wife, we scarce thought us blest." We see a different side to him here because previously he was happy and cheerful. Lady Capulet supports her husband because she will get thrown out. I know this because it says in the text. I also think Lady Capulet is really annoyed because she had to marry Lord Capulet so she would be shocked to she her daughter refusing to marry one of the richest, most handsome man in Verona. When Lord Capulet leaves he gives Juliet an ultimatum, that if she doesn't marry Paris, he will kick her out on to the streets and disown her, he says, "but and you will not wed, I'll pardon you: grace were you will, you shall not house with me. ...read more.

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"Romeo's a dish clout to him. An eagle, madam I to'h not so green, so quick, so fair an eye as Paris hath. Beshrew my very heart, I think you are happy in this second match, for it excels you first, or if it did not, your first is dead, or 'twere as good he were as living here and you no use of him." This is a dramatic scene and if I were directing the play, I would bring out the drama by getting Romeo to say "let me be tone, let me be put to death," sarcastically and I would have music playing in the background. Then I would have Juliet replying to him franticly "It is, it is, hie hence be gone away!" I would also have the nurse saying, "Your lady mother is coming to your chamber to your chamber. The day is broke, be wary, look about." She should say this franticly as well. ...read more.

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