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The final scene includes all of the main characters, it's a very tense scene but also very meaningful.

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The final scene includes all of the main characters, it's a very tense scene but also very meaningful. We are able to see a stronger side of the two main characters, Romeo showing his love for Juliet, not like the juvenile love he had for Rosaline. At the beginning of the play Romeo pines for Rosaline, he uses many oxymorons and really does not make much sense at all, I think the audience can easily sense his immaturity by this language. When Romeo first sees Juliet his interpretations of love are very different from that of those for Rosaline, his language suddenly matures which I think helps it to become more believable that this is true love. Romeos character has had to grow considerably within a short space of time, in the last scene when he reaches the graveyard he calls Paris a "youth" and "boy" showing that he feels he is older than Paris, he is urging Paris to leave the graveyard as he does not want to kill again another sign that perhaps he has matured. "Put not another sin upon my head" Act 5 Scene III When Romeo finds out about the death of his Juliet he is very angry and distraught. ...read more.

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I think this is to maybe cause a stir in the audience, the audience will feel sorry for Paris, he has done nothing wrong except fall in love with his betrothed. The audience is aware that Romeo is on his way to the Capulet vault yet Paris is there already; this would have grabbed the audience's attention adding more suspense to how Romeo was to die. Paris brings flowers to Juliet's grave and expresses his love with a sonnet, "Sweet Flower, with flowers thy bridal bed I strew - O woe, thy canopy is dust and stones! - Which with sweet water nightly I will dew,....." This I think could be interpreted in two different ways, it could show that Paris was truly in Love with Juliet despite the lack of interest she showed in return, or it could just be that Paris was being a true noble man showing respect for Juliet. Paris has had limited opportunity to show his feelings and the audience may assume that his love for Juliet is moderate compared to that of Romeo's. Friar Lawrence's part is causing anxiousness and excitement within the audience, since marrying Romeo and Juliet everything he touches seams to go wrong, first of all there is an outbreak ...read more.

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"Hang thee young baggage, disobedient wretch" Baggage meaning worthless woman "And you be mine, I'll give you to my friend And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets" If Capulet had accepted Juliet's decision not to marry Paris she would never have taken the sleeping potion and so never entered into the sequence of events in the last few scenes. Throughout the play it is hinted by Romeo and Juliet that they will both die, that they can both see it as their destiny. After their wedding night just as Romeo is leaving the Capulet house Juliet is concerned that she may never see him again "Me thinks I see thee, now thou are so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails or thou look'st pale." Act 3 Scene V In Act 3 Scene III Romeo has a knife in Friar Lawrence's cell and threatens to kill himself once he has been banished not only from Verona but also from his newly wed. In Act 4 Scene I Juliet also threatens to kill herself with a knife to the Friar. Juliet also threatens to kill herself when Capulet decides that Juliet will marry Paris. ...read more.

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