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'Romeo and Juliet' W.Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 5 and Act 3 Scene 1 - How Does Shakespeare Make These Two Scenes Dramatic?

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GCSE Romeo and Juliet

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'Romeo and Juliet' W.Shakespeare

Act 1 Scene 5 and Act 3 Scene 1

How Does Shakespeare Make These Two Scenes Dramatic?

'Romeo and Juliet' is centred around three main themes. The love between Romeo and Juliet combined with the hatred between their families. 'Romeo and Juliet' is also about fate and destiny. In the prologue Romeo and Juliet are referred to as "a pair of star-crossed lovers". These themes are all closely linked and have consequences which eventually result in Romeo and Juliet's deaths.

The chosen scenes are the most important in the play. The actions in these scenes create a lot of tension and are central to the plot. In the first scene Tybalt is given a reason to want to fight Romeo. Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time and instantly fall in love, only to be driven a part in the second scene when Romeo is banished as a consequence of a fight; this is immediately after they have secretly married. These scenes are closely linked, as the main action in act 3 scene 1 is a direct consequence of something which happened in act 1 scene 5.Shakespeare is a skilful

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