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What is revealed about the characters & relationship in Act 3 Scene 5 and how Shakespeare builds tension and excitement in the said scenes?

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Introduction

Romeo and Juliet was the Shakespearean Story of two star-crossed lovers, who took their lives to be together. Many directors have portrayed Romeo and Juliet in many different ways. Romeo and Juliet is the story of two feuding families the Montague's and the Capulet's. Romeo is a Montague, Juliet is a Capulet. The play was written in 1595 and is set in the city of Verona, Italy though directors have set it in all ages and places Near the beginning, we see Lord Capulet has an anger issue and we see how quickly he changes from being kind and loving to being angry and stressful. We first see how quickly he changes in act 1 scene 5 where Tybalt tells him that Romeo is in the masked ball. His first reply "Content thee gentle coz, let him alone." This suggests to me that he wants to keep the peace and that Romeo is a good man but from a bad family, but when Tybalt persists on wanting him to be thrown out of the ball, Capulet shows how quickly he can turn angry "You are a saucy boy Is't so indeed?" ...read more.

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As Lady Capulet is heading up to Juliet's room, Juliet and Romeo are still in bed together. Juliet is convinced it is still night and tells Romeo it still is night whilst the audience would know its morning and Lady Capulet is coming up to Juliet's room building tension and exciting. It leaves the audience wondering whether Juliet is going to get caught with Romeo and whether Romeo will be killed. Luckily the nurse comes in and warns the star crossed lovers that Juliet's mother approaches (In films it would it would be switching between lady Capulet advancing to the room and Romeo getting dressed as quickly as he can.) As Lady Capulet gets closer and closer it makes the audience get more and more worried, excited and concerned for whether Romeo shall escape alive. Just as Romeo kisses Juliet and jumps out the window Lady Capulet comes in leaving the watching audience relieved that Romeo has got out of Juliet's room in time. ...read more.

Conclusion

After Lady and Lord Capulet leave it is just the nurse and Juliet left. Juliet searches for moral support and help off the nurse and only receives betrayal off the nurse when the nurse tells her "Romeo's a dishclout" so Juliet pretends to be now going to marry Paris and then gets the nurse out "Ancient damnation! O most wicked fiend Go counsellor; Thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain" meaning that her relationship with the nurse is over she is an enemy now and not a friend. The scene ends with Juliet's thinking suicidal "If all else fail, myself have the power to die". Throughout the play a lot is revealed about the characters. We discover the attitudes and the feelings of Romeo and Juliet. We also find out how these emotions are effected by the family feud. One may infer that emotions are effected by the culture they live in. ?? ?? ?? ?? What is revealed about the characters & relationship in Act 3 Scene 5 and how Shakespeare builds tension and excitement in the said scenes? ...read more.

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