The main themes in the play are love, family, conflict and death. Like many other plays it is built on contrast, such as youth against age and also love against hate. Shakespeare builds it so that opposites collide all the time which forms a central dramatic technique. Other key dramatic techniques include the use of contrast, structure, interaction between the main characters, differences in the style of verse, dramatic irony and imagery created b... ... middle of paper ... ...ggest impact of this scene is on the audience, mainly because of the fact that they probably know from previous knowledge that at some point or other Romeo is going to meet Juliet, and from that moment onwards, the plot will develop. Right from the beginning of the play tension is mounting up as the scene is progressing closer, and when it arrives I am sure that it grasps the audience’s full attention because they want to witness the meeting that will eventually lead the two lovers to their death.
This theme would be very poignant and interesting to the people in Shakespeare's time because they were scared of civil war. Nevertheless love is still a very strong theme in Romeo and Juliet. We see lots of different views and representations of love in this play but the only true or real love shown in the play is the love between Romeo and Juliet. I think Shakespeare chooses to do this to show us the strength of their love. The nurse as well as Gregory, Sampson and Mercutio talk a great deal about sexual love and their views of the roles of men and women.
This ... ... middle of paper ... ...es of the play because Shakespeare uses contrast a lot to keep the audience interested. Another way in which Shakespeare uses contrast is with the character of the nurse. She shifts her opinion on Romeo very quickly. Here she is talking about Paris "A lovely gentleman." She also says that Romeo could never compare to him.
This makes it easier to act out as well as creating more drama. It shows how passionate Romeo and Juliet are. The shortened plot grips the audience's attention as there is always something of interest happening. The audience are shocked at how quickly things happen; there is always suspense as to what will happen next. Shakespeare has given thought to the position of act 1 scene 5; he c... ... middle of paper ... ...acle and creates dramatic irony.
The doomed love and other characters are fictional. This was then translated into English by Arthur Brooke in 1562. Shakespeare then used this version to adapt for stage, condensing its events in... ... middle of paper ... ... been changed because she is practical. The nurse is now the final character to abandon Juliet, heightening the drama amongst the audience as to whether this is too much for Juliet to cope with. In conclusion to analysing this scene in context with the rest of the play, I persist in my initial comment that Act 3: Scene 5 is the most dramatically important.
She hath Dian’s wit,/ And, in strong proof of chastit... ... middle of paper ... ...Act I. In Act I of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare demonstrates different forms of love that characters face. From the beginning, Romeo struggles to find true love and what love really is. As for Juliet, she also struggles on what love is, but also finding her own voice. And when finally finding true love they discover that they have fallen in love their own enemy.
One of the primal themes that Shakespeare displays coercible throughout the play is love. In Romeo and Juliet, their love is initially the prelude to a lot of complexities as their families dissension divides them. Shakespeare’s poetic narration’s illustrates a compelling love story that contrives the importance of its true meaning, and has since influenced many other authors that have adapted the same idea into more modern contexts. For example, ’Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
In another sense, the clashing of oppositions also happens in oxymoron. The play begins with a dramatic and exciting fight scene, which serves to show is the world that Romeo and Juliet’s love is situated in is a world where chaos and violence rule. This is very much about the hate and honour of the two families and it is also linked to the opposition of private and public. This fight scene does the dual purpose of capturing the attention of the audience, but also introduce us to the major opposition: that of Montague versus Capulet. The whole play is based upon the “ancient grudge” that is shared by these two “households both alike in dignity”.
Dramatic Devices of Act 3 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The turmoil that Juliet faces in this scene is strengthened by the stage directions and language utilised by Shakespeare. It is imperative to explore the relationships in this essay connecting Juliet with her close circle of family and friends, who all reject her idealistic ideas on marriage as Juliet's world deteriorates into a state of uncertainty. I will also explore the language and imagery, which is a focal point of this scene's analysis, as Shakespeare's consciously crafted language ensures ironic windows are left open for his audience to peer through in order to see the plot before it happens. This scene highlights the anxiety and emotional pain of characters, such as Romeo and Juliet, and the rivalry of Paris for Juliet's hand, along with the selfishness of the Nurse and Friar Lawrence, whose deceitful minds cast doubts upon the audience as to whose interests they are acting in, their own or Juliet's? Many would argue that the awkward situation, which Juliet finds herself in, can be surmised as, the foolish naivety of a teenager.
These two emotions are crucial from the start right through to the climax of the play. In my opinion I believe that Shakespeare spends more time talking about love however many of the key events of the play are due to hate as well as love. However the play itself begins with the families of Capulet and Montague in a bitter brawl also this is indicated in the two films. Sometimes equally love and hate contribute and explain some aspects of the play such as the death of Tybalt is a result. Throughout the play, are several types of love that are used, these include courtly or petrarchan love, sexual love, dutiful love and finally true love.