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The Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet is usually thought to be a romantic tragedy, however it contains a high degree of violence,

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Shakespeare coursework by Aaron gray The Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet is usually thought to be a romantic tragedy, however it contains a high degree of violence, which I think, makes it a romantic action play. In this term we have studied about Act 1 Scene 1 and Act 3 Scene 1,these two scenes are important parts of the play as these are the parts of the play, which the major fights occur in these fights also go against the prince's declaration which makes these scenes more important. During Shakespearean time theatre was the main form of entertainment were many people would go to see the latest play. Their theatres are just like our cinemas now, as we go to see the latest films staring our favourite actors or actresses in. they also go for the same reasons as we do such as going to see an action film or a romantic film. ...read more.

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This scene moves the story on very well as it links to the prince's declaration as in the Princes declaration he tells the two families if they fight ever again in the city they will be banished from Verona. Between the two scenes we studied a lot of important things took place such as Romeo and Juliet meeting at a party which the Montique family gate crashed and Romeo and Juliet agreeing to get married the nurse helps to arrange their marriage furthermore Romeo and Juliet marry. In Act 3 Scene 1 Tybalt is looking for Romeo, as he wants to fight him for going to the Capulet party, which he wasn't supposed to be at. Whilst Tybalt is looking for Romeo he see's Mercutio and they start arguing whilst Tybalt and Mercutio are arguing Romeo comes into the scene. ...read more.

Conclusion

When Tybalt challenges Romeo by saying "Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better than this: thou art a villain" Romeo responds to Tybalts challenge by saying "Tybalt the reason I have to love thee" after Romeo has said this they want to shout out to tell the actors that Romeo is married to Juliet. This scenes impact on the rest of the play is it sets the scene for Romeo and Juliet's death at the end of the play. In conclusion we can see that Shakespeare uses a large variety of dramatic devices such as starting Romeo and Juliet with a fight, contrasting love with hate and using dramatic irony, to get the audiences attention and keep it through out the play. In addition the more important scenes of the play are not the most romantic but those with high levels of violence. ...read more.

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