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Write a set of director's notes for each of the characters playing Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt and Lord Capulet, explore the characters, their relationships and the ways in which their actions during Act 1 Scene 5 affect the rest of the play.

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English Coursework On Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare Write a set of director's notes for each of the characters playing Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt and Lord Capulet in which you explain and explore the characters they are playing, their relationships and the ways in which their actions during Act 1 Scene 5 affect the rest of the play. Romeo and Juliet, a play originally written by the famous and well-known William Shakespeare. Over the years Romeo and Juliet has been read and interpreted by many. Albeit Shakespeare isn't a contemporary author, he still holds a major significance in today's world of English Literature. Act 1 Scene 5 comprises some of the most important moments in the play. These vital moments in the play foreshadow that the play is going to take an unpleasant turn and also predicts the future for Romeo and Juliet. The mood had initially been festive and gay in Act 1 Scene 5, but specific conversations completely alter the mood and atmosphere. Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt and Lord Capulet play very important roles in this scene. It is the actions taken by Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt and Lord Capulet that predicts that the play is going to take an evil turn. ...read more.

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This gives their conversation a smooth and engaging effect. Juliet is as ignorant about Romeo's identity as he (Romeo) is about her (Juliet's). Juliet's nurse tells Juliet who the boy she has fallen in love with is. Juliet's tone while speaking to the nurse becomes desperate because she also wants to know whether he is married or not. Although Juliet is as shocked as Romeo, she seems to take the news quite calmly. But what she says after she finds out (Romeo's identity) says a lot about her feelings. "...too early seen unknown and known too late..." When Juliet first met Romeo she didn't know that he was a Montague and she let her feelings flow and before she knew it, she was in love with Romeo. But now that she knows who Romeo is, she has realized that it's too late to do anything about it. When Juliet's nurse asks her what she (Juliet) is talking about i.e. "my only love sprung from.... a loathed enemy", Juliet says that it's rhyme that she had learnt and a rhyme that she will have to live with forever. This proves that she knows she has made a mistake and she knows the consequences are going to be deadly. ...read more.

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But Capulet still insisted that Romeo should be left alone because he (Lord Capulet) didn't want to create a scene at the feast. Furthermore he also said that he had heard a lot of good things about Romeo, so he (Tybalt) should therefore leave Romeo alone. "let him alone... And to say truth, Verona brags of him" Tybalt adamantly tried to convince Capulet that Romeo shouldn't be at the party but this started to annoy Capulet and he irratibly told Tybalt to leave Tybalt alone. It was Capulets irritation and fury that made Tybalt leave Romeo alone. But Lord Capulet would have never imagined that his very own daughter would fall in love with the boy he was praising. Lord Capulet will later go onto regret this moment for the rest of his life because he had the chance to stop Juliet from meeting Romeo. But unfortunately for Capulet he took the wrong decision not knowing what the future had in store for him and his daughter. All the major actions taken by Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt and Lord Capulet have a strong affect in the rest of the play. All their actions foreshadow disaster, catastrophe and tragedy. The consequences suffered by each person will be fatal. ?? ?? ?? ?? Batool Rafay 10Ck ...read more.

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