Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Look closely at Act 3 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet. Consider the ways

that Shakespeare makes this, one of the most dramatic and disturbing

scene in the play. Comment on:

¨ The behaviour of the characters

¨ The language they use

¨ The contrasting atmosphere at different points in the scene

¨ The response of the audience towards Juliet’s situation.

The play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is about two lovers and these two lovers’

families are having a conflict between each other. I am going to be

analysing Act 3 scene 5 of the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ where Romeo

begins his banishment because of the murder of Tybalt. Lord Capulet

and Lady Capulet also find out that Juliet does not want to marry


At the beginning of Act 3 Scene 5 Romeo and Juliet are together by

that you could tell that nothing else mattered to them. There was a

peaceful atmosphere; this was shown with words like ‘love’ and


When Romeo and Juliet are in the bedroom tension is created because

every time Romeo and Juliet met they were put under pressure to make

decisions, an example of this is when they decided to get married

because they didn’t want to be separated and also to stop their family


Romeo and Juliet are only teenagers and they were put under a great

deal of pressure which then resulted to foolish decisions such as

marriage. At the time, when Shakespeare wrote this play it was legal

to get married at a young age. The audience would understand Romeos’

feelings because he is willing to stay with Juliet. However, even

though he knows the consequences if he stays, he will be killed, meant

that Juliet will still be a single girl unless she marries Paris by

force. When Romeo says ‘come, death and welcome! Juliet wills it so’.

And ‘How is’t, my soul? Let’s talk: it is not day’. He decides to

stay because Juliet wants him to stay.
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