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William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' to the play as a whole

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Tom Cole 11DSB SJG4 January 28th 2003 Language Droitwich Spa High School William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' to the play as a whole Romeo and Juliet was written by Shakespeare he was, a world renowned play writer and a lot of his plays are still performed today he is best known for writing plays about life. For example Romeo and Juliet was a play written about the love between two people. He has also written comedies which at the time would have been both witty and humorous however today's audience may find it harder to find such things as are shown in the Tempest for example. We can assume that when Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet he was trying to capture the different human emotions possessed by each individual. The prologue is read to you at the start of the play it is an important part of the play because it outlines the story and what the audience can expect to see, "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;" the way this is read is significant, it helps build up intrigue in the play and therefore keeps the audience engaged in what there watching. ...read more.


There next meeting after the part is shown in act 3 scene 1 It is arguable that Romeo could be blamed for Tybalt's aggressiveness, "Boy, this shalt not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me." we know that Tybalt doesn't know about the marriage, and therefore this entire escapade is because Romeo was seen at the Capulet party. There is one line, which does two very important things, it builds Tybalt's character and does in fact explain the reason through Tybalt's eyes, which is a far more effective way of finding out how someone feels about another, "What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montague's, and thee." This is Tybalt's character, a stereotype of him which doesn't change throughout, however it does continue to develop, "Gentlemen," Tybalt uses this to talk to Mercutio and a group of Montague's. It is obvious that he isn't being nice but he is in fact being sarcastic and patronizing. The different relationships between the characters start to create a relationship structure in which you can see the feelings which the characters show, as with Romeo and Juliet the feeling is obviously love and in Act 3 ...read more.


seems to take life seriously this is shows threw him getting quite defensive and resenting what others say about him he is also quick to pick up on people when there being hypocritical again from the previous quotation that was Mercutio' answer to Benvolio' willingness to retreat he is saying that Benvolio is a hypocrite and shouldn't be giving advice id he's not willing to follow it. Tybalt and Mercutio are very similar they both act aggressively. When Mercutio is killed he feels many things not only does he feel betrayed by Romeo but he also figures he's got nothing to loose and really brings out what he thinks about the feud going on between these two houses, "A plague a'both your houses!" he compares them to 'beasts' basically he doesn't warrant the fighting, and he saw what Tybalt was thinking and the significant part of it is the curse he places on both the houses in doing this he is showing that the argument with Tybalt wasn't just because he was a Capulet but that Mercutio generally had a problem wit Tybalt for his attitude and his view on life which as we know is both shallow and narrow minded. ...read more.

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