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Tension in Act 1 Scene 5

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Shakespeare creates tension in Act 1 Scene 5 by making Romeo, who is a Montague go to a Capulet party. This here creates drama as the two families are enemies so this makes the audience wonder what is going to happen next.

One of the ways in which Shakespeare creates tension in act 1 scene 5 is his use of dramatic irony. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows something about present or future circumstances which the characters do not have any knowledge of. For example, the audience know that Tybalt sees Romeo at the Capulet party, but Romeo does not know Tybalt has seen him.’ This, his voice should be a Montague’. This creates tension because this makes the audience wonder what will happen next and how the Capulets’ would react to a Montague attending their party and also makes the audience wonder what will happen to Romeo and how he will react to the bad news. Another example is when Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love with each other, but they don’t their enemies. Is she a Capulet? 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. 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...

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...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. Shakespeare symbolises a key theme, love. He symbolises it the most when Romeo and Juliet. This is effective because love and hate are not only throughout the play, but throughout the world as well. This is why this scene is most popular because Shakespeare uses a lot of affection which link to the themes of love and hate, to show how the characters feel, and to make this scene dramatic. I would give this scene **** out of 5.

By AKRAM ELSARKY