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Unfinished Romeo And Juliet Essay. My Teacher Said It Was At A Level So Far, Should Be A* When Ive Finished.

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Romeo and Juliet essay. William Shakespeare wrote the play this essay is about, he was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and baptised 26 April of 1564 he was the son of John Shakespeare, a successful Glover and alderman (council member) originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden, the daughter of an rich landowning Farmer. The date of when Shakespeare started writing plays is unknown but several of his plays were on the London stage by 1592. Shakespeare's plays were performed only by the Lord Chamberlain's Men, a company owned by a group of players, including Shakespeare, that soon became the leading playing company in London. ...read more.


This device creates a better play than just reading a script for people; it adds emphasis. During the previous scene, the emotions are completely different and the story had left the audience feeling that it was a happy ending, "For by your leaves, you shall not stay alone, till holy church incorporate two in one." Shakespeare made the previous scene seem like it was all over and happy as Romeo and Juliet had just been married, then he put in the fight to turn the tables and complicate the perfect end. Another linguistic device Shakespeare uses is dramatic irony, this is were the audience know something some of the characters are not aware of, "Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee doth much excuse the appertaining rage." ...read more.


...By my heel I care not." This shows two different attitudes to the enemy approaching. The first half of the quote shows worry, that is Benvolio's reaction and the second half is a proud and careless, cocky answer from Mercutio, they are so different yet they get along so well. Another pair of contrasting characters are Romeo and Tybalt, they differ in a different way, they are sworn enemies and Tybalt is more than keen to fight Romeo whereas Romeo remains reluctant to the idea. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy because the heroes/main characters die, this happens after a big chain of deaths and starts a ripple effect for the better, Shakespeare uses tragedy to enhance the emotion and make the play more interesting. ...read more.

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