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.
I liked the end of the scene the most because this where Romeo and Juliet find out they are enemies. Shakespeare’s use of dramatic irony in that section creates drama because it makes the reader/audience want to know what will happen next and how Romeo and Juliet will react to this news. ‘My only love sprung from my only hate’, ‘Is she a Cap... ... middle of paper ... ...speare makes the scene tense and makes the audience want to find out what what’s going to happen next. One example is at the end of the scene when Romeo and Juliet find out they are enemies.’ My only love sprung from my only hate!’ ‘My life is in my foe’s debt’. By using the dramatic irony Shakespeare leaves you on a cliff-hanger which makes this scene even more intensifying, and more interesting than other scenes in the play.
He uses oxymorons, repetitions, metaphors and similes to formulate imagery, puns and sonnets. The prologue is written in the form of a sonnet, a fourteen line, and poetic piece of writing. Shakespeare uses phrases like “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” and “Death marked love,” this helps to create an atmosphere of dramatic tension, which also shows the audience that their love was doomed from the start, their death perhaps, was written in the stars. The audience is foretold the outcome of the play which allows them to have an overview of the actions of Romeo and Juliet. The audience sees them struggling to attain a peaceful marriage and the audience knows that their marriage will be a failure.
Consequently, this idea of cause and effect must direct the plot of the play until the protagonists have an unfortunate end. Thus, the audience watching the tragedy will experience fear and pity for the characters since their actions will lead to their dramatic downfall. Similarily, William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, conveys these fundamental ideas, but it mainly emphasizes on certain tragic concepts. These components, explained by Aristotle, certainly make this play a quintessence of tragedy. They support the chain of events in Romeo and Juliet by using character traits and majors events to connect the plot and illustrate how the characters create their own ending.
This scene also changes certain characters’ Characteristics, e.g. Romeo becomes more violent and vengeful after this scene. The whole story its self is a dramatic irony; we the reader already know what will happen but when we read the play we have a superior idea in what is about to happen. For example in Act 3 scene 1, Romeo tries to tell Tybalt how much he care for him but Tybalt can't understand not knowing that Romeo and Tybalt's cousin Juliet have just got married and In the same scene Romeo gets in trouble for both Tybalt's death and Mercutio's death when Tybalt took Mercutio's life but us as a reader know the story from all perspective making us feel empowered. Act 3 Scene 1 starts of with a sense of unceasing tension, which gradually builds up throughout the scene.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a tragic story about two lovers who are from two disputing families, and their eventual suicides. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony throughout the play to create tension for the audience and foreshadow the ending. Dramatic irony is when the words or actions of characters in a story have a different meaning to the reader than to the characters. This is because the reader knows something that the characters do not. Romeo and Juliet’s death could have been prevented if the characters in the story weren’t so ignorant of their situations, and often times the reader recognizes this.
It presents the biggest challenge for the star-crossed lovers because it is their separation, and due to the strong love they are too young to handle, they self- destruct, both committing suicide. Romeo’s mother, Lady Montague, is also an innocent victim of this fight because she too dies due to the banishment of her son. Tybalt’s weakness and need to start a fight directly changes the outcome of the play. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet.
The nurse’s inherent shouts also remind us that she might be getting suspicious, and this could mean danger to the plans of Romeo and Juliet so they decide to end their conversation with a goodbye. In conclusion, Shakespeare shows both the excitement and dangers of first love by structuring the play to show us both the sweet moments between Romeo and Juliet, yet effectively adding in moments when the audience would feel a sense of danger, i.e. when Tybalt hears Romeo. The anticipation of the forthcoming of their marriage builds excitement and tension, and gives us the knowing feeling that something bad will happen that will separate them, if not briefly.
The variety and interest capture and entrance the audience. The twists and turns of the play change it from just a conventional love story to one that deals with the major opposing forces of life; light and dark, day and night, love and hate, good and evil, life and death. From the very beginning Shakespeare uses contradictions in the form of antonyms. In the first quatrain of the prologue, Shakespeare prepares the audience to see the longstanding hostility between the two equally noble families, the Montagues and the Capulets, breaking out again. "From ancient grudge break to new mutiny."
The Importance of Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet This scene is pivotal for the whole play. Everything seems to be progressing in success until the dramatic effectiveness from this scene takes effect. These events lead the lovers to their tragic deaths which is previously mentioned in the prologue. This is the scene where all the problems start to occur and everything starts falling apart. It becomes apparent that it is no ordinary ‘love story’ but more of a struggle to survive through the most difficult situations.