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With Reference to at least three dramatically Important moments in the play, explain how Shakespeare achieves dramatic impact in order To capture the interest of his audience.

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Jonathan Krawiec. 11Y 23rd August 2002 With Reference to at least three dramatically Important moments in the play, explain how Shakespeare achieves dramatic impact in order To capture the interest of his audience. Shakespeare achieves dramatic impact by making a few scenes a little more dramatic. He builds up the tension in a series of dramatic moments, starting from when Romeo and Juliet meet, and finishing with when they die, between which there is the killing of Mercutio (by Tybalt), followed by the death of Tybalt at the hands of Romeo, to avenge the death of his best friend, Mercutio The first dramatically important scene is when Romeo and Juliet meet. This is when the tension starts building up, step by step, until eventually it snaps, and this results in the death of the "two star-crossed lovers," Romeo and Juliet. Act one; Scene five - "Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! / For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night." From line fifty-one to line fifty-two, these are Romeo's thoughts when he first sets his eyes on Juliet. This quote is dramatic irony because Romeo only goes to the party to see Roseline, whom he thinks of as his "true love" ...read more.

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also a high point of tension in the play because it becomes clear that it is going to be impossible that the story will finish "and they all lived happily ever after." It is important to remember that Romeo and Juliet is not a novel, but a play which is intended to be performed; the actors and the audience, or anyone reading the play has to invent the characters in their own imagination. In this scene, even though Romeo and Juliet are looking into each others eyes and believe they are profoundly in love, of the many people around them, no-one else apart from the nurse notices them; they are 'alone in a crowd.' The second dramatically important moment which I think illustrates how Shakespeare creates dramatic impact is the death of Tybalt. "O, noble Prince I can discover all The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl There lies the man, slain by young Romeo That slain thy kinsman, brave Mercutio!" - This is how Benvolio explains, to the Prince, all that has happened. He is explaining the sequence of events that led to the two deaths. ...read more.

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However he dose hear that Juliet is dead, and decides that he will kill himself, so he gets some deadly poison, and rushes straight back to Verona. He fights with Count Paris and kills him, he sees Juliet's body, and drinks the potion, and he dies, after he kisses her. Then Juliet wakes, as planned, to see Romeo's dead body, she cant bear to go on without him, so she too commits suicide, she takes Romeo's dagger and stabs herself in the heart with it. Only then dose the friar arrive too late, he sees the two bodies lying next to each other. Shakespeare achieved dramatic impact on the last couple of events by making them quickly happen and then the final 'crunch point' is when they both die, in all the other dramatic moments in the play they go up slowly and gradually build up in importance, till it gets to the last scene, when they die. The tension starts before the party, when Romeo is thinking to himself about how this night is going to be the start of something that can only end in disaster, also when Tybalt is told to leave Romeo and his friends alone he thinks that it something bad will happen that will only lead to misfortune and his death. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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