This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Analysis Of Act Three Scene Five Of William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

1393 words - 6 pages

Analysis of Act Three Scene Five of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is a dramatic tragedy, and
was first performed in 1595. The novel is about two young lovers,
Romeo & Juliet and the struggle with their relationship. Romeo and
Juliet are from opposing families, the Montagues and the Capulets. The
conflict between their two families causes problems for their love of
one another. Shakespeare's main themes throughout the play are of
love, conflict and of youth versus age. The scene that we are
analysing, Act 3 Scene 5 is one of the most important scenes in the
novel. This is mainly because; the character of Juliet is developed
tremendously. Juliet's feelings and thoughts are shown more in this
scene than in any other. Other reasons why the scene is important are
that we get to the see the huge gap in the relationship of Juliet and
her mother, and also we get to see other sides of the characters. One
other way of getting across Romeo and Juliet's struggle is the way
Shakespeare uses fate. Everything seems to happen to them because of
something they did earlier. For example, because Romeo killed Tybalt,
Juliet's parents want her to marry Paris. The audience feels more
sorrow for the young couple because everything seems to be happening
to them, although all they want is top be in love.

Shakespeare's use of dramatic irony is very prominent in Act 3 Scene
5, and also throughout the play. When Lady Capulet tells her daughter
Juliet

"Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride," she is telling her
that she is going to marry Paris. The dramatic irony in this is that
the audience knows that she cannot marry Paris because she is already
married to Romeo. This makes the audience more on Juliet's side
because she loves one man but is being told to marry another one. They
understand Juliet's problem.

Juliet then says,

"He shall not make me a joyful bride," she says this but does not give
a reason why, even though the audience know it is because she is
deeply in love with Romeo and not Paris.

Juliet then goes on to say

"I will not marry yet, and when I do, I swear

It shall be Romeo,"

Lady Capulet does not know that Juliet is already married to Romeo but
the audience do know. This makes the audience aware of the
relationship between Juliet and her mother, they are not close at all
and Juliet does not think twice about lying to her.

Also, when Lord Capulet is shouting at Juliet that she must marry
Paris on Thursday, the nurse says

"God in heaven bless her."

The nurse is telling Lord Capulet to stop shouting at Juliet, just
because she does not want to marry yet. She says this even though she
knows Juliet does not want to marry Paris because she is already
married to Romeo. Lord Capulet does not know this.

The effect of dramatic irony is that one character does not know what
is going on while the audience do. This makes the audience more...

Find Another Essay On Analysis of Act Three Scene Five of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act 2 Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

889 words - 4 pages Act 2 Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo is a motague who is in love with Juliet. Juliet is a capulate, the only problem with this is that the two families have a ongoing fuge between them. Romeo at this point in the story is standing quietly under Juliet's balcony, Juliet was standing on her balcony, and not realising Romeo was there because it was dark

Act 3, Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

3068 words - 12 pages Act 3, Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 5 greatly changes Juliet's character and situation. Show how the events of the scene change Juliet from the girl who insists: "It was the nightingale and not the lark," to someone who can calmly say "If all else fail, myself have power to die." At the beginning of this scene, we see Juliet as a calm girl very much in love with Romeo. She cannot bear

Act 1 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

3046 words - 12 pages Act 1 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Choose a scene from Romeo and Juliet and analyse how it contributes to the dramatic tension and tragedy of the whole play. William Shakespeare was born in April, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, in Elizabethan England. London underwent a transformation in the 16th century, with its population and economy growing. There was a strong demand for

Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

1565 words - 6 pages Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet A turning point in the play Romeo and Juliet is in act 3 seen 1 when Romeo kills Tybalt, because Mercutio's and Tybalt's death influence the future events in the play, there is a change in Romeo's fortune, behaviour which leads to tragedy. Shakespeare introduces fear and tension that continues till the end of the play and increases the pace of the play and the

Act 3 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

1860 words - 7 pages Act 3 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet "And you be mine, I'll give you to my friend; And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, for by my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee…" What do you think of the way Lord Capulet behaves in Act 3 Scene 5 and what do the audience learn about his character? Lord Capulet's behaviour is seen as particularly important as it changes dramatically

Act 3, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

2611 words - 10 pages Act 3, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 3, Scene 1 is very important because it lays the ground for the rest of the play. It signals a turning point and is also central to the play’s structure as well as to the drama. The first half of the play is focused on love and romance whereas the second will concentrate on more tragic and calamitous drama. The scene represents a climax to suspense built

Act 1 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

1525 words - 6 pages Act 1 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Love, hate, urgency, annoyance, anger, light-heartedness, self-importance, confusion and despair are the main feelings conveyed in Act 1 Scene 5. All of these in turn convey dramatic impact in a variety of ways, and are portrayed using a variety of language types and structures, ranging from the central purpose of this theme, Romeo and Juliet's lovestruck sonnets

Act 3 Scene I of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

3355 words - 13 pages Act 3 Scene I of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Before Act 3 scene i we know that there are two feuding families, the Capulets and the Montagues. The audience has been told at the start that to resolve this dispute their children, two innocent lovers, must die. The Prince had explicitly told the family that if there is another brawl their ‘lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace’. Romeo a Montague went

Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

1301 words - 5 pages Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In act 3 scene 1 there are two major fights which both result in deaths, the first fight is between Tybalt and Mercutio, Romeo tries helping Mercutio by standing in-between Tybalt and Mercutio but Mercutio gets hurt under Romeos arm, this fight results in the death of Mercutio. Romeo then is very angry and upset with Tybalt for killing

Analysis of Act One Scene Five of Romeo and Juliet

4452 words - 18 pages 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

Analysis of Act Three Scene One of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

3034 words - 12 pages Analysis of Act Three Scene One of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare The dramatic nature of Act 3 Scene 1 has an increasing effect on the rest of the play; it is a crucial turning point. The fact that Tybalt and Mercutio are now dead means that the Prince’s decree will now have to go ahead. The conflict leads directly out of the elements and change the course of the play. Romeo is now banned (exiled) – this means

Similar Essays

Act Three Scene Five Of William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

2158 words - 9 pages Act Three Scene Five of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 5 is a very important and emotional scene because it shows huge development in both plot and character as well ass a wide variety of language. Before this scene, Romeo of the House of Montague fell in love with Juliet - a Capulet. The Capulets were feuding with the Montagues. Romeo and Juliet were secretly married by Friar Lawrence on the same

Directing Act Three Scene Five Of William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

2714 words - 11 pages Directing Act Three Scene Five of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this unit, I will be looking at Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. I will examine act 3 scene 5 to analyse attitudes to arranged marriages in different generations. I will also explore how the actors would perform their roles, and how I would direct this scene. In the fifteenth century the attitudes to arranged marriages were very different

Act Three Scene One Of William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

2848 words - 11 pages Act Three Scene One of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Italians normally take a nap after lunch during the heat of the day. In the height of summer the heat is supposed to create madness. Shakespeare may have moved the action from spring to summer for just this reason. There are many themes in this play especially in this scene * Hastiness- Romeo is hasty to fall in and out of love. The two are too

Act 3 Scene 5 Of William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

1226 words - 5 pages Act 3 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Before act 3 scene 5 happens many important events take place, these include Romeo and Juliet secretly getting married, then Romeo killing Tybolt as revenge for Mercutio's death. As a result of this Romeo is going to be banished while this is happening Juliet's father is arranging for her to marry Paris. At the beginning of the scene Romeo and Juliet wake up and