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Some Incidents in the play takes place in the public streets, others in more private settings. Choose two incidents, one public and one private, and show how the

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Some Incidents in the play takes place in the public streets, others in more private settings. Choose two incidents, one public and one private, and show how the settings help to make the words and actions of the characters vivid. 'Romeo and Juliet' is a love story that ends in tragedy. The play looks at each character deeply and throughout the play; it is clearly shown how each character develops. The way Shakespeare has written the play shows how certain episodes make characteristics look vivid. There were two settings where the characters actions were vivid, one scene being public and the other private. The public scene was at the streets of Verona where a brawl was created and the private scene being at the Ball where Romeo and Juliet fall in love, 'love at first sight'. Two Capulet servants walk through the streets of Verona, Sampson and Gregory who talk amongst themselves about the Montagues and ways in which they can make their lives below par. They talk about how much they hate the Montagues and what they want to do to them. They talk about fighting the Montague men and sexually assaulting Montague woman which definitely makes the words of the characters vivid and brings into the play excitement and also makes people worried about what's going to happen next. "Tis true, and therefore woman being the weaker vessels are ever thrust to the wall: therefore i will push Montague's men ...read more.

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Benvolio a character that tried to prevent the feud shows that he has a sensible character and it shows his personality as a serious young man whose name, meaning good will indicates his peace making role and that he will unlike Tybalt try to stop forthcoming fights whereas Tybalt is also a young man who is proud of his family/status and he is a man that wants to get his way in everything he does. He is a very aggressive and violent man that is very quick to draw his sword at any fight scene, he would not like a fight if he was not involved in it, but he would most probably involve himself into any fight. He starts a fight whenever something goes wrong or even when he feels that his self dignity had been hurt. When Tybalt draws his sword he is someone to be feared of as he is never scared to use it under any circumstances. Escales, the Prince of Verona who stops the fight, is the representative of law and order in the play as he is a man that can be on both sides as he is not part of any family and he is a man of great common sense that shows that he is a man that cant get killed in the way the servants can as he would never be involved in a fight. ...read more.

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Romeo knows that they come from families that are rivals and this deepens Romeo's love for Juliet when he talks of the "prodigious birth of love". It shows that Romeo will desire something more if it is harder to get, and this is shown clearly with his love for Juliet. This setting was great as it shows Romeos, Capulets and Tybalt's actions. Romeo may have been thinking why he came to a party he was never invited to, if he never came to the party then he and Juliet wouldn't have met. But id he never came to the party he would be wondering if he made the right choice by not going, or would it have been the rite choice by going. He would have though to himself that he could examine other beauties so he would not have to be love sick for a while to come. It makes Capulet think if he should have thrown members of the Montague family out from the ball when he had the chance to and it keeps Tybalt thinking and wandering if he should have taken his chances and removed Romeo from the ball. If any of the actions were taken by the Capulets, the Capulets would have a negative image to the family, therefore at this private occasion all those that attended the party would have different observations of the Capulets family, some observations as good and some as bad. ?? ?? ?? ?? Bhavesh Tapariya Romeo and Juliet Mr Mayers 11KH/H 1 ...read more.

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