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Analysis Of Act One Scene Five Of Romeo And Juliet

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Analysis of Act One Scene Five of Romeo and Juliet

Act 1, scene 5 (the party scene) is one of the most important scenes
in the play of Romeo and Juliet. In this essay, I am going to analyse
this specific scene and show its importance to the overall plot. I
will then go on to compare two different versions of the play and.
Finally, I will write about how I, myself would direct the play on
stage.

Act 1, scene 5 is so interesting and enjoyable due to it being so
lively and bright. With it being so jolly, due to the number of things
happening at once, it helps to keep the readers attention.

This scene is so important as it shows the first time that Romeo and
Juliet meet and then instantly falling in love at first sight.
Although there is a strong hatred between both the Montague and
Capulet families, it shows that Romeo and Juliet are able to see
through the turmoil and accept each other as human beings and not as
enemies. Even when they find out which family each of them comes form,
they still have feelings for each other. When they are talking,
religious imagery is used to make their meeting seem very pure and
innocent. When they start flirting with each other, the religious
imagery is used to get across their feelings for one another. Juliet
speaks ‘Ay pilgrim, lips that must be used in prayer’ when Romeo tries
to kiss her. This helps to portray their love as being clean and
honest.

This scene is also a very important part of the play as it foreshadows
what will happen later on. Although this certain scene is happy and
upbeat, when Tybalt sees Romeo and Juliet with each other and Capulet
tells him to ignore Romeo and not to cause any trouble at such a
joyous occasion, Tybalt’s expression shows that he will not allow the
situation to rest. This shows the reader that there will be a huge
brawl later on in the play when Tybalt will take revenge on Romeo.

Act 1, scene 5 shows the readers that in Elizabethan times, girls had
no choice of whom they would marry. This is shown as the party in this
scene was hosted to impress Paris, the man that Juliet was arranged to
marry. This helps the readers to feel sorry for Juliet, as they can
understand that she must be deeply depressed and feel helpless, as she
obviously doesn’t want to marry the man that her father had chosen for
her. After learning all of this, the readers then also feels deeply
sorry for Romeo and Juliet as they know that they could never be happy
together or be free to live their own lives and follow their hearts.

This scene is also very important to the plot of the story, as it is
the first time that we meet all of the main characters. We meet,
Romeo, Juliet, Capulet and Tybalt in this scene. We are quickly able
to see each of their personalities and understand more about them by
the way they talk and the...

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