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Why is Act 3 scene 5 lines 64- end of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' so important and what is its dramatic impact on an audience? How should this scene be performed to heighten its dramatic impact?

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Ommar Younis 10th June Why is Act 3 scene 5 lines 64- end of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' so important and what is its dramatic impact on an audience? How should this scene be performed to heighten its dramatic impact? 'Romeo and Juliet' was written by William Shakespeare between 1596 and 1598. The play is about the story of two lovers; Romeo and Juliet who fell in love and had to marry in secret because their parents and family were at war with each other; Also, Juliet's father had arranged another marriage with an older man called Paris. The end of the story involves the two lovers killing themselves; Romeo kills himself because he thinks Juliet is dead when she is actually using a potion to make it look that way. And Juliet dies because she kills herself after waking up to see Romeo dead. The death of the two lovers unites the families. Shakespeare explores many themes in the play such as: Love and hate/ friendship, loyalty- Love and hate is one of the main themes in Romeo and Juliet because the play is all about two lovers who are forced to marry in secret because of all the hatred between the families around them. ...read more.

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Juliet's nurse is a very strong but plain character. She is closer to Juliet than Juliet's mother is to Juliet because when Lady Capulet says "where is my daughter?" she does not use her name to address her which shows lack of respect and motherly affection. We also find out that the nurse is eager to assist Juliet in her secret marriage. The play still attracts modern readers and audiences because it has an original story and a solid structure. The story line is so strong and simple that you could make different versions while keeping the same basic story. The story is also interesting because it is set in a different era and when people read about it or watch it they find out interesting things about the time. The themes are also still relevant today. PARAGRAPHS ARE TOO SHORT! Quotes Act 3 Scene 5 is a very important part in the play because it is the time when Romeo and Juliet need to take another step in their relation in order for it to continue. This is because everybody especially in the Capulet household knows about their relationship and Lord Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris. ...read more.

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Romeo and Juliet would have differed when played in Elizabethan times because firstly the stage would be different it would be outdoor, have no lighting, males playing females and people would take it less seriously they wouldn't be watching like we would be today because they would be shops and stuff and people would walk around while being crowded they would also be no speakers so they had to be more exaggerated and symbolic. They would also where different clothes and they would where masks. In conclusion an Elizabethan audience would feel sad but it would me more like a drama something sad that happens commonly everyday. This is because they are used to it and it is accepted in their society but the nature of it and how Shakespeare wanted it was to be a tragedy so they would still respond sadness. Where as a modern audience would be unfamiliar with it and not only be sad but would be shocked as well. To make this scene very dramatic the actor playing Juliet must show a lot of emotion because this will help the audience feel sympathetic and for her and it will also look more believable. ...read more.

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