The death of Mercutio provokes a change from comedy to tragedy but it is Romeo's actions that sustain the tragedy. Although Tybalt's murder reinforces the tragedy, it results in another change in the play. His death changes the course of the play as the family feud becomes increasingly serious. This further complicates the situation for Romeo and Juliet since now their love is forbidden even more than it was before. They cannot reveal their marriage, thus, their attempt to reconcile the families fail.
At the precise moment that Juliet says the second "stay! ", I want Tybalt to stab Romeo, and then for all the actors on the upper stage to collapse to floor so they are not seen. I believe that in the staging of this scene, with actors acting out Juliet's fantasies as she says them, I have exploited the full potential of the Elizabethan stage. Since their access to props and lighting was limited, words had to convey the idea of action, but by combining verbal and visual I wanted to maximise the impact of the words. Juliet's highly emotional state is shown by her restless movements over the stage and her imaginings are portrayed in the gallery above.
Despite the fact,... ... middle of paper ... ...d in the paragraph prior. Juliet feels injustice and feels she has been backstabbed by her own confidante and therefore discards the Nurse completely. So after summarizing love and hate in Romeo and Juliet I come to the conclusion that the play is neither more to do with love or to do with hate or even both, but there is one more unmentioned factor, fate. Fate undoubtedly played a key role in the undoing of many characters, the marriage and initially the meeting of Romeo and Juliet and to some extent the putting aside of the hatred between the Montagues and the Capulets. Fate in the play decided the outcome of all major events and even made some impossible.
Subsequently the audience would feel very anxious about Romeo and Juliet’s references to malign fate. Romeo is a very important character to the play. He is not introduced until nearer the end of Act 1. This creates ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd foreboding which has been created throughout the whole play is finally all pulled together in a very intense ending, where the two lovers both commit suicide because of a rushed mistake. The audience feel a great sense of tragedy as the death of the lovers would not have happened if they had an extra few minutes.
In fear that O... ... middle of paper ... ...how Hamlet will treat Ophelia. Throughout Hamlet and Ophelia’s interaction it is already evident that Hamlet is not himself as he goes back and forth between whether or not he loved Ophelia saying, “I did love you once” (3.1.125), and then later saying, “I loved you not” (3.1.129). When Ophelia lies to Hamlet and tells him that her father is “at home” (3.1.142), not only does Hamlet reject Ophelia completely, but he also goes crazy. He starts talking about things that make no sense and referring to marriage he says, “It hath made me mad. I say we will have / no more marriage” (3.1.159-160).
The play will also contain losses and gains of property, lovers, family or knowledge about an issue or fortunes, once again found in Romeo and Juliet because both families lose relatives, Romeo and Juliet. Very crucial information is often delayed or incorrectly delivered causing the characters more misery and anguish, this happens in Romeo and Juliet when friar John does not deliver the letter to Romeo in time Which is a crucial point in the play. The Friar Lawrence is an important character in this play. He becomes the catalyst of the tragedy by marrying Romeo and Juliet at the start. Now because of this both of them turn to him for help when they are in
I pray, sir, can you read?” (Act 1 Sc.2 L.58) The illiterate servant that Romeo stumbles upon gives Romeo the opportunity to attend the Capulet party, if this incredibly unusual event had not taken place... ... middle of paper ... ...nd Juliet happened as a result of their sin, “passion”. This opinion is also a valid interpretation of Shakespeare’s instances of fate in Romeo and Juliet. The Encyclopedia Britannica’s section on Shakespeare comments on this issue, backing up one of the opinions, “There has been some debate among modern historians as to Shakespeare’s religious affiliation, but it is widely accepted that he did not recognize as Calvinist and did not accept predestination. Divine reward and punishment explains Shakespeare’s infatuation with what seems like destiny in his plays. Romeo and Juliet’s tragic demise was due to their transgression, their ‘passion’.” (Encyclopedia Britannica, “Shakespeare”).
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.
Female roles were played by young boys as sometimes fights would break out in the theatre. Benvolio and Mercutio were not in the original poem by Author Brooks. They were later brought in by Shakespeare to show how innocent people are affected by the two feuding families. They also show how the audience feels sorry for them. When caught up in the Montague and Capulate fights.
The audience sees them struggling to attain a peaceful marriage and the audience knows that their marriage will be a failure. Shakespeare created the character of the Friar to take the majority of the blame and responsibility for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. He devised a plan to marry Romeo and Juliet, and assumes that he has the power to change the course of history. The Friar believes that if he weds Romeo and Juliet the age long feud be... ... middle of paper ... ... aware of the power of individual free will. The characters often ignore the authority of the state, family and church.