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Why is act 1 scene 5 such an important scene to the rest of the play, Romeo and Juliet?

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Introduction

Why is act 1 scene 5 such an important scene to the rest of the play, Romeo and Juliet? Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet in 1594. The play is set in Verona, in Northern Italy. Shakespeare was trying to describe a glamorous place where the audience could believe a tragic love story might happen. Romeo and Juliet, are doomed from the start, not by fate, but by their own personalities and by the people that surround them.The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families, whose children meet and fall in love. Romeo and Juliet have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not permit them to be together. ...read more.

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In the Elizabethan period children had great respect for their parents and did everything they were told to do "My lips, two blushing pilgrims," this indicates that Romeo wants to start a 'pilgrimage' or journey of love with Juliet and the 'blushing pilgrims' symbolise his initial embarrassment of kissing her with passion and his actual lips as well. Hate, I think, triggers the events of love even though the two emotions are equal throughout the play. One way in which Shakespeare puts emphasis on hate is by using sibilance in 'evil' characters speech like Tybalts lines, 'Why uncle, 'tis a shame,' when he is talking to Capulet about 'that villain, Romeo and his intrusion to the party, the audience can put Tybalts hate of Monatgue's and Romeo's fatal flaw, hot headedness together and they ...read more.

Conclusion

It's extremely fragile. I think that the disruptions that stop them sharing a second sonnet reflect the disruptions by other people that will result in their relationship being ruined. The sonnet uses imagery to convey how they feel. It refers to religion and light and dark in particular. He often refers to Juliet as if she is holy or as if she is light (like an angel which is combining the two) He says 'she doth teaches the torches to burn bright, it seems she hangs upon the cheek of night' and when he shares a sonnet with her he uses a lot of religious imagery 'my lips two blushing pilgrims' and a play on words about 'pilgrims' 'saints' and 'palmers'. I think it shows the sanctity and inviolability or their relationship. Hate is related to tragedy and as the play itself ...read more.

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