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Romeo & Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Comment on dramatic effect in Act 1 Scene 5 of 'Romeo and Juliet'. How does Shakespeare make this scene exciting for the audience? Act 1 scene 5 is a very exciting scene and Shakespeare makes it enjoyable for the audience. A lot of action takes place. Romeos friends want to cheer Romeo up, so they take him to the Capulets' party. Romeo sees Juliet, and appreciates her divine beauty, however, Tybalt discovers Romeo and asks Lord Capulet if he can kill him, but Lord Capulet does not want a scene. Romeo and Juliet meet and have a very intimate moment; but as time goes on, both Romeo and Juliet discover they are their son and daughter of their parents' worst enemy. Shakespeare starts Act 1 scene 5 with lots of hustle and bustles, servants are rushing around on stage trying to get Capulets' party ready. However, the servants can't find Pot Pan "Where is Pot Pan, that he helps not to take away?" ...read more.


Shakespeare has built up the audience's emotion, to then reverse the emotions to show hate and anger from Tybalt, when he hears Romeo's voice, "This, by his voice, should be a Montague" Tybalt is extremely enraged to find Romeo had been allowed into Capulets' party and is one Tybalt's worst enemies. The audience of this play, would be deeply scared of what is to follow, not that Tybalt knows Romeo is at the party. Tybalt refuses to stand there and do nothing, so he goes and asks his uncle if he can kill Romeo. Lord Capulet puts Tybalt in his place and prevents him from causing a scene, but Tybalt's calmness for the rest of the party will soon "Convert to bitt'rest gall" when he next sees Romeo. The word "gall" suggests poison and makes it clear to the audience just how humiliated he is and how dramatic it could get when the meet again. This cleverly devised section of act 1 scene 5 shows the beauty and the characters feelings towards one another. ...read more.


Juliet has been told by nurse, that Romeo is her families' worst hate, "My only love sprung from my only hate" Juliet is shocked that Romeo is someone her family hates, and she is determined to pursue her love for Romeo, leading to further complications and confrontations. There have been some high and low points in Act 1 scene 5 and this is why I think it is one of the most important, and exciting scenes in the play "Romeo and Juliet". With all the action and events that have taken place in this scene, this will build up to what will happen in the other acts. As this is a play, to be performed on stage, Shakespeare has used dramatic irony to great effect, to increase the excitement for the audience. I have enjoyed the beginning part, when the servants are rushing around creating a real buzz to the atmosphere. I also liked the part where Lord Capulet is trying to get the ladies to get up and dance, if they don't they will have to show their feet, you don't see this happen nowadays. ...read more.

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