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Romeo and Juliet - the ball scene. The way Shakespeare maintains the audiences attention is by using humor as well as tension this keeps the audience on their feet. In the beginning of the scene Shakespeare uses humor to get the audience interested in

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Introduction

The way Shakespeare maintains the audience's attention is by using humor as well as tension this keeps the audience on their feet. In the beginning of the scene Shakespeare uses humor to get the audience interested in the play. The type of humor he uses is the three servants calling each other by nicknames witch sounds funny. At the end of the scene it turns into dramatic suspense, as the beginning of the scene and the end of the scene are completely opposite. At the beginning of the scene there is humor, but at the end of the scene it finishes with tension and wretchedness as at the end Romeos sees Juliet dead as she is not dead she has taken a medicine which makes her sleep for 48 hours to make it seem enough to the dad and County St.Paris that she is dead, as Romeo was to get a letter about the fake death as he doesn't and falls to think that she is dead so then ...read more.

Middle

This part is where Romeo sees Juliet and so uses metaphors to describe how beautiful she looks such as 'as a rich jewel in an Ethiops ear'; this means that when a black man wears an earring it stands out as she is the earring. This speech is like a poem, by using religious imagery of beauty for Juliet. Whenever he touches Juliet by the hand, his hand is blessed. Romeo says that he will stand and watch Juliet wherever she goes. He says in the speech that he hasn't seen love until this night, so now he's seen love at first sight. As Tybalt set's eye's on Romeo in enmity, he's aggravated that he is here at the Capulet's party and wants to kill him; he also says that if he kills Romeo it's not a sin, so he's making up his own rules and show no respect to the guests upon him. ...read more.

Conclusion

Juliet goes back to St.Paris, Romeo stands and watches her go everywhere and plus Juliet looks at Romeo and doesn't take a glimpse at St.Paris to show her love to him. When they both kissed Juliet said 'you kiss by th'book', this shows that Juliet knows Romeo is a professional at kissing as she knows by the way he kissed her, he's possibly kissed girls before. Love and hate are two different themes; as you love you can't hate. This whole scene is about how quick love can turn to hate so fast, and that you should love your enemies even though they do not cause any trouble to you. Keep you're friends close but you're enemies closer. My favourite part is where Romeo explains how much he loves Juliet by using metaphors. It was so interesting because of the language he uses to describe Juliet is so excessive, as it is so appealing when you can use metaphors such as Romeo. By Aasim Uddin 27th January 2010 English Mrs Greenhalgh ...read more.

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