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Romeo and JulietAct 3 Scene 5. The scene opens as soon as Capulets conversation with Paris draws to an end

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Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 5. The scene opens as soon as Capulets conversation with Paris draws to an end, emphasizing that even at the moment that Capulet was arranging a marriage for Juliet, Juliet was unknowingly to her family was married to Romeo the son of Lord and Lady Capulet. At the time when this play was written fathers were the most important individuals in a family and were the heads of a household they were able to give away their daughters at a young age. Therefore Juliet had no power to reject the marriage and had no other option but to accept it and then later fake her death. At the beginning of scene Romeo informs Juliet about his order to leave Verona before full daylight and never to return. Juliet, desperate to be with Romeo touchingly tries to keep Romeo a little longer by pretending it is a nightingale that he hears. "It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierc'd the fearful hollow of thine ear." The quote above expresses the love between the two couple, and shows how deeply in love Juliet was with Romeo by trying to keep him longer. Throughout this scene William Alexander Shakespeare completes the love story between Romeo and Juliet. The language used by Romeo and Juliet is deeply emotional. At this stage of the play Shakespeare wanted the audience to feel the love shared between the couple. ...read more.


Although Lady Capulet is Juliet's mother I do not think that they have a good relationship and are not that much close as Juliet is with the Nurse. The exchanges between Lady Capulet and Juliet are based on double meanings. Juliet is not entirely revealing her true feelings to her mother. This is evident in lines 94-102: "With Romeo till I behold him - dead - is my poor heart so kind vex'd. Madam, if you could find out but a man to bear a poison, I would temper it, that Romeo should, upon receipt thereof, soon sleep in quite. O, how my heart abhors to hear him nam'd, and cannot come to him, to wreak the love I bore my cousin Tybalt upon his body that hath slaughter'd him!" At this moment Juliet takes her mothers plan to poison Romeo at fare value. She is determined to prevent it from happening, and agrees with her mother. Although she almost gave her self away by hesitating in line 94: "With Romeo till I behold him - dead" before adding "dead" this making the audience aware of her drug intentions. Whilst her mother believes that Juliet agrees with her. I think that throughout the play Juliet changes her attitude from being a innocent 13 year old who never disobeyed her mother and father, to a young woman who is desperately in love with Romeo. ...read more.


I think that he does not give her time and options, therefore she feels vulnerable. At the end of the scene Juliet takes a potion in order to sleep for two days. By this Juliet tried to convince her parents that she is dead. At this stage Juliet is separated from people she loved: Romeo, her mother, her father and the Nurse. Although Juliet had different relationships with all these characters she respected and loved them equally. Romeo was Juliet's first love. She has sacrificed her own life for him and has even gone against her parent's wishes in order to be with Romeo. This shows the viewers how deeply in love Juliet was. Although Juliet went against her fathers and mothers wishes she still had respect and love for both of them. However Juliet did not see her mother as a mother figure and thought of the Nurse as a mother figure as the nurse was always there for Juliet and always offered support. I think tat at the end of the role the audience realized that what Juliet and Romeo had was more than just a teenage crush. The thing that I most probably find as an effective element in this novel is the theme on faith and stars. When Romeo met Juliet he knew that the stars were against him and he knew that his relationship with Juliet would turn out to be a disaster. However Romeo still got emotionally involved with Juliet and the prediction of his faith has become a harsh reality. ?? ?? ?? ?? C1136 1 Eldar Kurbanov GCSE English Romeo and Juliet Assignment ...read more.

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