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Thinking about characters of Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet; discuss the contrast in act 1 scene 5.

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Thinking about characters of Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet; discuss the contrast in act 1 scene 5. In this essay we will be looking at the immense contrast that occurs between: Tybalt and Romeo. The play is called: "Romeo and Juliet" and was written by: William Shakespeare in 1589. Besides talking about the contrast that exists in Act 1 Scene 5, I will be discussing other topics that connected to this scene. They are: stagecraft, subject and theme, characters and language. As members of the audience, we distinguish that Shakespeare had deliberately made us notice about how these two characters are contrast to each other. In Act 1 Scene 5, Romeo instantly strides into this scene furthermore is very keen to find his love. At this point, Romeo does not know about sweet Juliet's existence but is ironically in love with Rosaline. When we meet Juliet for the first time, in a blink of an eye Romeo gazes and glares at her beauty. ...read more.

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Romeo talks about love, this is shown when he says worlds such as: "bright" and "enrich". These are positive images portraying light and soft images. As members of the audience, we can see that Romeo is eager to love whereas Tybalt is eager to hate. In a gigantic contrast Tybalt talks about killing. This is shown when he says quote words such as: "rapier" and "slave". Tybalt is eager to kill. Romeo speaks soft and calm while Tybalt's voice is full of anger and rage; he speaks in a rather rude manner. "Rapier": this is a key word in this scene because we can see how Tybalt speaks and how language is portrayed in this scene. Tybalt is very determined to fight Romeo even though he has hardly known him. The audience therefore can see how eager he is to slay innocent Romeo as the innocent and Tybalt as the villain. To call Romeo a "villain" is very ironic because, in actual fact Tybalt is the "villain" as he is eager to kill Romeo and to call him a villain is clearly absurd. ...read more.

Conclusion

Revenge, hatred and rage is clearly shown from Tybalt and then love and peace from Romeo. In this essay we talked about stagecraft, subject and theme, characters, language, irony and of course contrast. We can also see the characters motivation that may lead to unexpected events that occur in up coming scenes. The scene started off jovial and uplifting but, as the scene gradually continued, we unpacked Tybalt and Romeo to see how we can perceive them now. As members of the audience, we can acknowledge that there is a huge contrast between the both characters. From this essay I feel that Shakespeare has deliberately put these two lines together to make us see the huge contrast that exists from the scene, and how the other topics that I talked about integrated in to this essay. Thinking back to the question I was asked to talk about: "Thinking about characters of Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet; discuss the contrast in act 1 scene 5." I feel I have definitely discussed the question. ?? ?? ?? ?? Balraj Bains 10CR ...read more.

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