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Which do you think is the most dramatic scene in the play 'Romeo and Juliet?'

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Which do you think is the most dramatic scene in the play 'Romeo and Juliet?' The play 'Romeo and Juliet' was written by William Shakespeare probably in 1595. Shakespeare was brought up in the Elizabethan age; during this period there was a great cultural and artistic Renaissance. Shakespeare's contempory audience would have been mostly peasants. Modern audiences as well as Shakespeare's 17th Century audience can relate to 'Romeo and Juliet' because it deals with a number of moral and social ideas e.g. young marriages, feuds and loyalty. The play deals with a number of philosophical implications including love, hatred and revenge. I believe that the most dramatic scene in the play 'Romeo and Juliet' is that of Act 1 scene 5. This is the scene where Romeo and Juliet first set eyes on each other. "A pair of star crossed lovers take their life." This is an extract from the prologue, which emphasises the force of fate. It is in fact a doomed premonition, so we know before the play begins that Romeo and Juliet's relationship will ultimately lead to their deaths. ...read more.


Which is ironic because their relationship leads to her death. This is not the first time in the play where Romeo acts in a melodramatically manner. Earlier on in the play he is so caught up with his relationship with Roseline that he doesn't really get involved with the feud between the Montague and the Capulet's. I get the impression Romeo is quite a romantic, smutty character. There are also other parts of the play, which emphasise Romeo's romantic naivety. "It is the East and Juliet is the sun. Arise fair sun and kill the envious moon." This is a quote from Act 2 scene 2; Romeo uses a metaphor to compare Juliet to the Sun. He is telling her to kill the envious moon. The night reveals their love and isolates them despite their love is associated with light symbolically they can't love in daylight and society. Juliet posses some similarities to Romeo. She to instantly falls in love with Romeo despite the fact her parents want her to marry Paris. ...read more.


This emphasises how much Tybalt hates the Montague's. Romeo doesn't seem to be causing any harm, but Tybalt feels the Montague's are mocking his family by gate crashing their festivities. Tybalt immediately sends for his rapier, which shows he's quite a violent, irrational character. The fight scene in Act 3 scene 1 where Tybalt kills Mercutio also represents Tybalt's violent aggressive temperament. Tybalt tries to convince Capulet that the Montague's are making a mockery of the Capulet's celebrations and they must be punished. Capulet tells Tybalt that they are to be endured. " Patience perforce with wilful choler meeting makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting. I will withdraw; but this intrusion shall now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall." Tybalt is full of rage and anger, he says that the intrusion will be welcome now, but later it will turn bitterly sour. Tybalt feels humiliated at the intrusion and he is out for revenge, which later on In the play has tragic consequences. I get the impression from reading the scene that Tybalt is a bucolic, obnoxious character. Simon Johnson English Coursework October 2003 1 ...read more.

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