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What is the importance and dramatic effectiveness of the scenes studied in Romeo and Juliet?

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What is the importance and dramatic effectiveness of the scenes studied in Romeo and Juliet? Shakespeare's R & J is known as one of the most love-tragic stories ever seen and whenever a new reader reads the play or sees the play, throughout, they are absorbed into it almost from the prologue! R & J is one my all time best plays ever read and I am now going to tell you why in talking about some of the scenes studied in class and to talk about how each scene has its own importance and dramatic effectiveness in the play of R & J. Act one scene three is about when the mother of Juliet (Lady Capulet) calls to see her daughter, reasons for this is because later she asks the nurse "How long til Lammas-Tide?" Because it tells us that Juliet will be fourteen soon, which by in Shakespearean times is a prime age to get married due to the such low life expectancy in those days. Recommended by Lady Capulet, Juliet should consider marrying soon and later on we find that Count Paris is a perfect match for her. Lady Capulet also hints to Juliet that Paris will be attending the party hosted by Capulet tonight. Juliet promises nothing but she says that she will make an attempt to see what he is like. Meanwhile, during this scene nurse embarrasses Juliet about when nurse was looking after he since she was a little baby, and how fast she has blossomed into a beautiful young lady. During this Lady Capulet gets angry and tells her to, "Hold thy peace..." Then she brings up the theme of marriage I stated earlier. Nurse tells Juliet to "...go girl seek happy nights to happy days." They leave to attend the party. In act one scene three there are many different choices by Shakespeare in the uses of language used to making the scene effective. ...read more.

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showing how much he loves her. At the start of the scene Shakespeare uses Juliet's language in questioning language for example "wherefore art thou Romeo?" then this is scene progresses on which sees Shakespeare using Juliet to use metaphors of a powerful nature to show her love towards Romeo. Things like this and other language he uses is why Shakespeare is one most successful playwright ever and this is why it is one of the most famous love scenes ever. Shakespeare's furthering understanding of the audience over the character development in the story shows because of I said about Romeo and elating and both them showing how much they love each other and how they fell from each other's lasting love, they're showing how romantic they can be at such a young age. And the audience pick up the idea of Shakespeare's showing that no matter what family you come from, the matter what a feud the families have love conquers all and Shakespeare has shown this through Romeo and Juliet's character. How this scene is important to the further understanding of the narrative is that because they are now fell in love, they have kind of fell into a trap because it was their love for each other that they died and if they haven't fell in love with each other in their fate would not be death. And from the scene events lead to their inevitable death. And Shakespeare is effectively showing what the audience what is going to happen. Shakespeare's meaning and major ideas or themes developed and explored in this scene is the morally being called "love conquers all". Another scene I have studied and now going to talk about is act 3 scene 5 when it is down on an early Tuesday morning, Romeo and Juliet, that was the morning after their honeymoon period after the wedding and also after Tybalt's death due to Romeo's actions. ...read more.

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So he commits suicide, tragedy. Paris feels the same but he does not realise of the relationship between Romeo and Juliet so he fights Romeo and he (Paris) is so in love with her as well he is also prepared to die for her. The audience understands that neither Romeo nor Paris can awake Juliet from the dead and they both feel suicidal. Tragedy when Juliet sees that her 2 lovers has died for her, she goes suicidal even more and just stabs herself because she wants to be with him in death forever. The plot develops in the last scene, as the audience understands that both Romeo and Juliet would go at any length to be with each other. This last scene is a very effective ending to what an amazing, breathtaking tragic play. Early events such as Paris and Romeo fighting tragically leads to Paris' death, then Romeos suicide because Romeo thinks Juliet is dead. Because Romeo is dead, when Juliet wakes up it leads to her suicide because her Romeo is dead. The audience sees that this scene develops to unity of Montague's and Capulets and they agree to build gold statues of Juliet and her Romeo. Their family feud ends. I think that Skakesphere's recurring theme throughout this play has been the possibility of suicide. The climax of the tragedy is the double suicide in the Capulet tomb. Shakespeare suggests that where intense love is involved which cannot be fulfilled then suicide is the likely alternative. The passion that Romeo and Juliet have for each other cannot be stifled or suppresses and combined with their youth provides what I think a recipe for final and absolute tragedy. Being unable to live for their love, Romeo and Juliet die for it. Shakespeare makes a comment that the world in which they lived was not worthy of the love they had for each other, and so the lovers have robbed the world of their special love. The closing scene has all the powerful forces 'converging' on the tragic set... Coursework Tom Hallatt M10 1 ...read more.

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