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The dramatic significance of Juliets soliloquies.

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The dramatic significance of Juliet's soliloquies Romeo and Juliet have many soliloquies all throughout the play, addinessence to the tragic and comic dialogues in the scenes. Soliloquy is used to reveal a character's innermost thoughts to the advice. After the Capulet Banquet, Juliet too utters a soliloquy to herself by her window in which she declares her love for Romeo. She comes to know that he is a Montague and is aware of the dangers of her. She wants to be with Romeo so badly, that she wishes he would 'deny thy father and refuse thy name.' She utters the famous lines 'that which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.' This soliloquy before the balcony scene advances the action of the play as it confirms her feelings of love for Romeo. ...read more.

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This soliloquy shows the poetical temperament of Juliet. It reveals to the audience a little more about Juliet's character and marks a step forward in the action of the play. Juliet reveals her impatience in the soliloquy as she stays up waiting for her wedding night at the Capulet residence. She commands the horses of the sun god Phoebus to 'gallop apace' and she wants them to leave 'and bring in a cloudy night immediately.' She invokes the night that would bring Romeo into her arms. 'Come night! Come Romeo!' She feels like 'the night before some festival, to an impatient child that hath new robes and may not wear them.' She says 'I am sold; not yet enjoyed' The dramatic irony of this soliloquy is intense as the audiences are aware of Romeo's fate. ...read more.

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It first occurs to her that the potion may not work at all and hence lays a dagger beside her. Her second fear was whether the potion was actually a poison that the Friar had given her 'lest in this marriage, he should be dishonored because he married' her to Romeo a few days ago. She feels that she would experience unimaginable terrors and horrors and imagines Tybalt's ghost 'seeking out' for revenge. This ultimate terror drives her to quickly drink the potion. This soliloquy is regarded as a magnificent piece of moving poetry. It shows Juliet's maturity. She is ready to drink the potion, without knowing its consequences. All these soliloquies are significant as they reveal to the audience the love and desperation in Juliet based on the events that happened between her and Romeo. These soliloquies play an important role in revealing the character of Juliet and development of the plot. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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