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Romeo And Juliet Key Scene Essay

Essay about Romeo and Juliet: Act 1 Scene 5

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Romeo and Juliet: Act 1 Scene 5

In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, about two love struck teenagers whom aren’t able to be together due to their families feud/ social situation. There are two key themes that of love and hate. Before Romeo and Juliet meet, the audience is only aware that he is a Montague and that she is a Capulet. This adds to the scene being so dramatically effective as do other happenings throughout the length of the scene. These include the speech of Capulet and the happy and joyous mood of the party, The romantic speech of Romeo, The hatred and harshness of Tybalt’s speech, a direct contrast with that of Romeo’s and the drama when the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet first meet.

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Romeo’s speech identifies to the audience for the first time, how Romeo feels about Juliet. That Juliet’s beauty is unmatched by those in the room and that Romeo has never loved before but he now thinks he has found her, Juliet the one. At this point the audience realises just what type of love and passion Romeo feels for Juliet. This event adds much more dramatic effect and intensifies the scene. At this instant a height of drama is achieved, but Shakespeare lifts it higher with a stronger and more hating speech, that of Tybalt’s.

Shakespeare creates effective drama by introducing the speech of Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. Tybalts speech is strong and hateful towards Romeo, as he is now aware that there is one, if not more Montague’s present. By using dialogue such as ‘ what dare that slave come hither’ and ‘uncle, this is a Montague, our foe’ Shakespeare is able to translate the hate and rivalry, possessed between Romeo and Tybalt and generally the drama and conflict between Capulet and Montague. This is very dramatically effective. Capulet’s response to Tybalt, is to say that he has heard only good things about Romeo, therefore the party must go on. More time for more drama is allowed with no interruption of the party, therefore the passionate meeting of Romeo and Juliet is allowed to take place.

Shakespeare creates more effective drama by scripting the first words, followed then by a kiss,

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Summary: The street fightiing between the Capulets and the Montagues is considered an important climax in "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare.

Act III, Scene I is considered as a good climax in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In this scene, a street fight breaks up between Mercutio, who is Romeo's best friend, and Tybalt, who is Juliet's cousin. This street fight bring the story to a highest tension, because there is no such big fight between the two families after the prince has showed up and keep the peace. In the fighting, Mercutio is killed by Tybalt, and this angers Romeo, because he is Romeo's best friend. Even though Romeo is not a good fighter, he killed Tybalt after he came back. So now, Romeo's best friend is dead, and Juliet has to face her cosine's death. This is a hint to tell readers that Romeo and Juliet's love is proved to be a tragedy, because they have to overcome the conflict between their families, and now, Juliet's cousin is killed by Romeo. They cannot live like a normal lover after all that. Romeo himself also realizes that, as he says:"O, I am Fortune's fool!" (III, i, 142). This shows that Romeo is worried about him and Juliet's future. Because they fall in love after their first meet, but they can only meet secretly; but then, they have overcome this problem, and they even think about marriage and their future life, so Romeo thinks that is fortune. But now, he kills Tybalt, who has a close relationship with Juliet, she may not accept him anymore, and of course, their family will never accept him as a gentleman. This is shown when Lady Capulet says: "Romeo slew Tybalt; Romeo must not live." (III, i, 190). And Prince agrees that, he will execute Romeo. This tells readers that The Capulet's only want to punish Romeo, because he kills Tybalt. They do not believe what Benvolio says, they considers what Romeo has done is evil.. Now, Romeo's situation is that he gets Juliet's trust, he makes Capulet accept him, but because he kills Tybalt, he has been dumped to the hell and has to start over. This can let both him and Juliet sacrifice more and take a long time. So the street fight is a very good climax, because it is a hint to tell readers the tragedy begins, and it also leads to a falling action.

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