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shakespeare Romeo & Juliet analysis act 3 scene 5

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Shakespeare Coursework: A close analysis of Act 3 Scene 5 - Romeo and Juliet Introduction Romeo and Juliet is a well-known play written by Shakespeare, which is based on two teenage "star cross lovers". The play is believed to be written between 1591 and 1595, and now is an influence in the English literature. Romeo and Juliet is now more existence in the modern days than before, and has inspired two directors to produce two versions of the film from the play, a older version from Franco Zeffirelli and the modern version Baz Luhrmann. Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet was produced in 1968, and shows the more strictly side of the play. Franco Zeffirelli's version brings the audience back to that past. He shows that he can strictly follow the play and engage his audience even if it's not set in the present day. Whereas in the Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet, shows a more modernn side to the play. Baz Luhrmann's film has the present feel. It has many modern aspects with guns, drugs and gangs. But it still has the same concept as the elder version of Romeo and Juliet. These two versions of the film show different elements of the play. Throughout the play, love is a vital role. But, love is diminished in act 3 scene 5 as Romeo leaves Juliet. Act 3 scene 5 is a significant scene of this tragic play. One of the primary reasons for this is that the play is acknowledged to be a romance between two lovers, but in this scene Shakespeare has managed change that by introducing a love tragedy theme in the scene. Act 3 Scene 5 is a significant scene because it's one of the vital parts of the play, that's built with a variety of dramatic irony. It is one of the most dramatic intense scenes that are completed with selections of genres from love to hatred; the romantic tragedy genre really does clash together. ...read more.


(Line 203-204, Act 3 Scene 5) This explains that Lady Capulet have no more hopes for Juliet, and she can do what she likes because she's finished with worry about her. Lady Capulet's character does fit into this society of that period. This is because her role is a mother, and she's doing what's best for her daughter. During the Elizabethan Era this is how the position as a mother should be. For example the description of a mother is strict who expects their child to listens; like any other child should. Also to care for the child, however in Act 3 scene 5, Juliet doesn't play her role as a daughter; therefore you can't be able to see Lady Capulet as a mother to care for her. Thus, I think this character has not changed because Lady Capulet's position is to be a mother and her perfectly done so. So for Juliet not to listen to her mother it's her fault, because Lady Capulet played a great role as a mother, as you can see from the beginning she has been comforting Juliet, and even told her good news. Lord Capulet I would justify Lord Capulet as a father who loves his child; you can distinguish this because he arranged a marriage for Juliet as he says, "still my care hath been to have her matched" (Line 178, Act 3 Scene 5) he indicates that after all the things he had done for her, his main priority has always been to find her a husband that is right for her, though Juliet chooses to refuse the marriage. Moreover, his main personality is an upper class, quick tempered person, this is revealed as he uses strong aggressive language towards Juliet during the conflict as the bitter side of him approaches, he got so provoked that he said "We scarce though us blest that god lent us but this child, and that we have a curse in having her" (Line 164, Act 3 Scene 5). ...read more.


This would also be seen as something heroic thing to do as they are fighting for what they want and who they love; this is very inspiring to the audiences. Besides that lying is still a bad thing to do, but if you're lying for the right reasons then it would be seen as the right thing to do. In comparison to the play Juliet lies to her mother, but she's only lying because she's upset about Romeo's leave. Nevertheless, Nowadays audiences would think that parents arranging marriages for their daughter is wrong. For Lord Capulet to force Juliet to marry is absolutely unacceptable, particularly at this young age. Furthermore, Juliet argument between Lord Capulet is seen more common these days between parents and teenagers. The present audiences is probably going to be shocked with the nurse because she has assisted Juliet for all her life and now she's just going to give up on her. Therefore it leaves Juliet with no one to turn to for advice. Shakespeare uses a few devices to get the audience involved and to create reaction, he uses foreshadow and dramatic irony. How much power does the character of Juliet have in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? "If all else fail, myself have power to die" During act 3 scene 5 Juliet gains the power to fought back to her parents My first response to this question is that Juliet does have power in the play because she makes Romeo change his mind on not going to stay with her, she had the power to not marry Paris . But in the play Juliet doesn't have power , she didn't have the power to speak Gui Gui ? says: speak back at her father when he wanted her to marry Paris . But she has got power to kill herself , but it seems that she just wants to run away from the fact that she don't have power any more . ?? ?? ?? ?? Lee-Kim Sy / 9E / English / Shakespeare Coursework - Romeo and Juliet ...read more.

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