This scene is important in context to the entire play because it provides a crucial change of mood.This scene, in one respect, is the climax of the dark, tragic half of the play. The sombre undertones of jealousy, betrayal, anger, regret, grief and sorrow are relieved by the light hearted, slightly comic scene which follows. How the scene is a climax, the events which make the scene tragic, will both be exploredin this essay. The play begins with a sudden burst of dramatic and irrational jealousy from Leontes. Leontes convinces himself that Hermione is betraying him with Polixenes and reality quickly gets re-defined by his diseased imagination.
I, 80) A multitude of similar misinterpretations build tensions further, the accumulation of which result in female protagonist Hero’s ultimate censure. Events are even more tragic for the audience due to Shakespeare's use of dramatic irony. Tensions are built not only between characters, but amongst the audience as well. Prior knowledge of the malevolent gull the bastard Don John has created combined with an exclusive insight into how close the Watch had been to averting catastrophe, is difficult, even painful, for the audience to watch. Desp... ... middle of paper ... ...f laughing as, ah, ha, he.” (Act IV, Sc.
'Bite their thumbs' is an insulting and rude phrase used back then and in this scene there are lots of more insulting lines and puns which quickly shows you can clearly see the cocky attitudes and rivalry between the two houses however even though Benvolio and Tybalt are both Capulets, their per... ... middle of paper ... ... first scene prepares you for the rest of the play by including different ways of speech in different characters this makes the audience more interested and excited in the play, the oxymoron’s and sexual humour towards different characters in Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare engages the audience to want to carry on watching the play by ending the scene with Benvolio trying to convince Romeo to find somebody else "I have a soul of lead so stakes me to the ground I cannot move.” This shows dark imagery for the audience on Romeo’s behalf. Even though the audience is already informed that Romeo will find somebody else and that person will be Juliet, the dark imagery used for Rosaline makes the audience more interested as to how he will find Juliet and how quickly it will take for them both to fall in love, despite the two being star crossed lovers. Doomed from the start.
The Development of the Storyline and Tension in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 1 introduces many characters, these characters have extremely different personalities, which gives a wide verity of contrasting atmospheres this keeps the audience attention. The range of atmospheres can change from rude humor to poetic language. Act 1 establishes that some of the characters have a philosophical approach to life. Act 1 scene 1 begins with a very dramatic opening and the writer uses his characters Sampson and Gregory to portray a rudely humorous atmosphere for the audience. Shakespeare uses this line to convey Sampson and Gregory as being boastful and superior to the Montague’s.
The audience feel a great sense of tragedy as the death of the lovers would not have happened if they had an extra few minutes. Shakespeare succeeds to create an impending sense of tragedy and foreboding by using a variety of successful devices. For example, he wrote in different moods within a scene, also he included a very important prologue at the beginning of the play. Furthermore, Shakespeare’s adds to his technique by writing parallels and echoes to portray this important sense of foreboding. All of the contrasting styles which Shakespeare adopts in his writing contribute to the tension building in this outstanding play.
The main, tragic theme of love and hate, which occurs throughout the play, gives the play an air of excitement and helplessness as far as any positive events happening after III.1. The fight scene and the powerful language added extra drama that the audience would have found very exciting and would have helped the audience to feel the emotions of the characters more adeptly. All in all, Shakespeare crafts III.1 very effectively to set up the pivotal point of the play where tragedy is the only way the play can go.
My life is my foe’s debt’, ‘my only love sprung from my only hate’. This shows Romeo and Juliet have found out they are enemies. This creates drama because this also makes the audience wonder what will happen next and how the characters will react when they find out. In my opinion this is one of the most important scenes in the play because this is where Romeo and Juliet and begin a relationship together. I liked the end of the scene the most because this where Romeo and Juliet find out they are enemies.
Act 3 scene 1 changes the feeling of the play as it turns a tail of romance and love to one of tragedy and despair. The scene allows us to realize to an extent the depth of the hatred between the two families the Montagues and Capulets. We also are shown how that hatred leads to bloodshed of both a member of one of the families, and of a person from neither family, let alone the banishing of Romeo. It is important to analyse the scene carefully and extract out of it, the material that gives the piece its drama and excitement and moreover what is in it that makes it so important to the play Romeo and Juliet in general? Firstly we should consider what has brought the play up to this point and what actions have already been taken that would lead to a conclusion of the likes in this scene.
Creating Tension and Presenting the Themes in A View from the Bridge Miller uses the climax of act 1 to create tension for the audience through the acting and the situation the characters are in, and to present the key themes of the play to the audience. Firstly, he uses dramatic irony to give the audience an insight into how the story is going to end, which creates frustration and tension for them, as although they can see how the story is developing, the characters can’t, this ties in with the theme of a Greek tragedy where there is a predestined conclusion. He uses the fact that in the 1950’s and especially in dockside and urban households, masculinity and being the ‘man of the house’ was a huge part of family life. He combines this with Eddies desire to control and obsession with authority, to put the audience on a knife-edge, as to when one of the characters will lose control and lash out. Miller also expands on the situation of relationships in the play, both within the family, and outside.
A Streetcar Named Desire is a classic tragedy written by Tennessee Williams, which earned him the Pulitzer Prize as well as many other awards. This brilliant play explores many important themes and issues. The main recurring theme Williams explores to the readers is the conflict between fantasy and reality, honesty and lies. However, sexuality, violence, and social differences also shape the action of the plot, in which they contribute to the effect of the characters of the play. The three main characters, Blanche Dubois, Stella Kowalski, and Stanley Kowalski, have different ways of dealing with the said conflicts in their harsh surroundings in which they live in, as they all face different crisis.