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Romeo & Juliet Act 1 Scene 5

  • Date Submitted: 01/19/2012 01:30 PM
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In act 1 scene 5 Shakespeare create a sense of Excitement and romance, but also an undercurrent of DANGER. Where and how are these moods created during the scene and how might they affect the audience
                                      Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 5
William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is about two loves 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 are only aware that he is a Montague and that she is a Capulet. This adds to the scene being as 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.
Scene 1 opens the play with a brawl between Montague servants and Capulet servants. Prince Escalus shows up and decrees anyone who fights in public will be killed. Juxtaposed with the violence are Benvolio and Lord Montague discussing the fate of Romeo, whose infatuation/love for Rosaline makes him wander aimlessly, lamenting his fate. Benvolio investigates and confirms his suspicions about Romeo's unrequited love. In scene 2, Paris asks Lord Capulet permission to marry his daughter Juliet. Capulet gives him permission if Juliet accepts his suit. An illiterate Capulet servant enters and asks Benvolio and Romeo to read a list of guests he must send invitations to. Benvolio comes up with the brilliant idea of crashing the party and introducing Romeo to some Verona hotties to make him forget about Rosaline. In scene 3, Juliet states her lack of interest in Paris but promises her mom that she'll at least take a look. In scene 4, Mercutio gives a brilliant monologue on dreams as he teases Romeo. In Scene 5 is the party at the...

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