Benvolio does this so that Romeo isn’t killed as a punishment; emotive language is used here, in order to turn the mind of the prince, “O noble Prince.” Benvolio talks of how Romeo did not initiate the fight, “manage of this fatal brawl.” Mercutio is portrayed as “brave” in an effort to ‘win the prince over’ as Mercutio is a relation of the prince. The opening of the play prepares us for the drama in Act 3, scene 1 in many ways. Shakespeare uses many different techniques to influence the audience, predict the future and provide unexpected twists in the plot. There is a lot of dramatic irony, imagery, poetic language and also changes of context.
The play starts with a prologue this tells the audience what is going to happen during the play bringing dramatic tension to the play, as the audience will be waiting to see the fights and tragedies. The prologue makes the audience interested in the play as it tells them the themes of the play and they will want to see the play in action. The scene I am studying is Act 3 Scene 1, which I think is the most important ... ... middle of paper ... ..., and then when he meets Juliet he falls in love with her straight away and cant stop thinking about her. This is part of the reason for his death and is another part of his flaw. He doesn't listen to the warnings fate has given him either.
The Prologue of the play gives us the whole story what is going to happen in the play before even it starts but it does not state what the argument is about but we do know that it has been going on for long time. This particular thing is a very clever way to start a play also shows how clever the writer is. William Shakespeare uses more words that refer to Hate and Death rather then Love and Friendship e.g. Ancient grudge, blood, unclean, overthrows, bury, fearful. These words are cleverly use to build up the atmosphere and to tell the audience and inform them that this play has got more to do with Hate then Love.
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.
The Effectiveness of the Dramatic Techniques Used in Act One Scene Five in Romeo and Juliet The scene’s overall place in the play is crucially important as this is when the “two star crossed lovers” first meet. It changes their lives forever because the two are now committed to each other and begin to take a stand against the on-going family feud. The rest of the play then develops from Act 1 Scene 5 as it shapes the whole plot. In Elizabethan theatre the common genre of tragedy usually meant that either the hero or heroine died which was full of irony and considered a tragic waste. In those days it was very fashionable and Shakespeare wrote many plays such as Hamlet and Julius Caesar written using a similar concept of tragedy.
Shakespeare would need to explain several scenes in the play in close detail, as they are near impossible to appear as realistic as Branagh is able to make them seem. Another function of the chorus is to arouse expectation. The chorus is used to influence the way the audience react to people and events. This is especially true in the way tha... ... middle of paper ... ...making the audience feel involved in the action and encouraging them to use their imaginations are the most important functions of the chorus. I think that writing a part like that of the chorus into a play, which makes the audience concentrate on the action on stage, was a very good idea.
The prologue is read to you at the start of the play it is an important part of the play because it outlines the story and what the audience can expect to see, "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;" the way this is read is significant, it helps build up intrigue in the play and therefore keeps the audience engaged in what there watching. It may have told the audience the ending but the way in which it does is important at the same time as making the audience wonder, it does also leave the audience wondering; 'what would bring them to do it?' 'Why did they do it?' These thoughts are what the prologue is trying to instil in the audience and it does it very effectively using a variety of means. It gives the audience some idea of the time this feud has been going on for, "From ancient grudge to new mutiny," this suggests that it has been going on for a long time and the prologue continues to say that the death of these 'lovers' will in some way effect this feud.
Shakespeare succeeds in meeting these expectations by including several parallels in his performance. Parallels are events that foreshadow a later, more tragic incident of the play and are used to add suspense even in act 1 to create a sense of foreboding and tragedy. In a classic, tragic tradition, Shakespeare highlights the main characters by naming the play Romeo and Juliet. Therefore the audience are aware of who the main characters are, who will lose their lives, at the beginning of the play. Before these two characters are introduced, the audience find themselves becoming impatient to meet them.
William Shakespeare's Creation of Interest and Excitement for the Audience in Romeo and Juliet In this scene Shakespeare uses a variety of methods to increase the audience's interest of the play. Shakespeare also creates a very dramatic story in this scene which is exciting for the audience in itself. Ultimately the events in this particular part of the play, will contribute to the eventual the deaths of the two main characters - Romeo and Juliet. The first speech is Benvolio telling Mercutio that if they don't go home they will meet the Capulets who are out on that day. He says "we shall not scape a brawl."
The Opening to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare created a good opening to the play because in the prologue it tells us the out lines of the play. In the play the prologue tells us about death and violence, making us want to watch more. The prologue makes us think what will happen next and why? Also its tells us about the two families, and their hatred for each other. The prologue rhymes to add to the opening of the play.