The Dramatic Contribution of Lord Capulet, Romeo and Tybalt in Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo & Juliet

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The Dramatic Contribution of Lord Capulet, Romeo and Tybalt in Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo & Juliet Shakespeare brings these characters together in this scene to make it more dramatic in various ways. In this scene Lord Capulet is throwing a party to celebrate her daughter, Juliet's engagement with a very wealthy man called Paris. Romeo, a Montague, the rival family of the Capulet's has been persuaded by some friends to go and gate crash the party with them to prove to Romeo that there are plenty of other great women around due to him being depressed about him being away from his current girl friend, Rosaline. In this Shakespeare makes Lord Capulet speak in Blank Verse, this suggests that Lord Capulet is a very important and wealthy character in the play. In this Scene Lord Capulet's function is to provide a bit of light relief for the audience and to show goodness in the scene. He also reflects ideas of Shakespeare's time such as the father is the leader of the family and the use of arranged marriages in that time. Lord Capulet starts off the scene as a very happy person as his daughter is now engaged with a man he approves of. He wants his guests to enjoy the party as much as they can, we can see this because he greets them and makes a joking comment to them, "Welcome gentlemen, I have seen the day that I have worn a visor, and could tell a whispering tale in a fair lady's ear". He addresses his guests very formally and is very polite. In this scene Romeo seems very dazed once he has set his eyes on Juliet and becomes more and more interested in her. This is very ironic because both there families hate each other and just a few scenes before this there was a large fight between both families. He also becomes very calm. He speaks formally because he is in love and has a lot of feelings now and seems to have completely forgotten about Rosaline and has cheered up a lot.

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