By doing so, Juliet is so extraordinarily shocked that her parents are forcing her to do something that she does not what do to. The way Capulet regarded the situation is that Juliet has been crying over Tybalt's death, but she is truly crying over Romeo’s banishment. So to make her stop crying Capulet has presented the monumental news. Lady Capulet speaks to Juliet “Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn, The gallant, young, and noble gentleman, The Country Paris, at Saint Peter’s Church, Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride”. (III.V.111-114). After Juliet has declined the marriage, Capulet was infuriated that she had dismissed the idea of Paris and her getting married so hastily. That part of the book showed that both Capulets were afraid what might happen to Juliet if they did nothing to try to help her feel better after Tybalt’s
Romeo and Juliet is set during the Elizabethan period when women had to acquiesce to men. This was known as a patriatical society. It was the time when fathers decided whom their daughters should marry. In the Elizabethan period events such as marriage were more traditional and were taken very seriously as well as the fact that men were more powerful than women. The Elizabethan period was a period of internal peace between the English Reformation and the battles between Protestants and Catholics as well the battles between the Parliament and the Monarchy that repulsed the seventeenth century which relates to the Period that Shakespeare wrote the play because it creates this contrast that people were fighting over reputation for example, Capulet wanting to give his daughter Juliet to a rich and respectable man like Paris rather than someone like Romeo who does not have a reputation in the society. However, In the Elizabethan society men were the ''head of the household'' so the women of the Elizabethan society had no say in anything or anyone as well as not being able to know what the men had been up to because the men were seen as the dominant sex but on the other hand, in the twenty first century the women are mostly controlling the men such as a wife of a footballer. Men that were married were able to masquerade (sleep with another women or cheat) on their own wife's and even if the wife of the husband found out about the situation, she could not have done anything about it. She would either accept the situation or leave the husband but rarely women of the Elizabethan period did that because most of the men in the Elizabethan society were rich. As soon as the play starts, Shakespeare wants the audience to know that there is goin...
The Role of Act 3 Scene 1 and Act 3 Scene 5 in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is the tragic story of two young, “star-crossed” lovers from feuding families, destined for disaster. The Capulets and the Montagues have an ancient grudge on one another that has been passed down over generations. Unfortunately, Romeo and Juliet end up victims of their families’ vicious loathing. Romeo and Juliet’s story has several intertwining themes such as the aforementioned hatred between the Capulets and Montagues and the revenge Romeo strives for after his friend Mercutio’s death. Also, the love and passion between Romeo and Juliet and the loyalty of Romeo and his friends. Honour and revenge also feature frquently throughout the play including Juliet’s pressure to honour her family, and the revenge Romeo sees as his duty when Tybalt kills Mercutio.
It's telling us that yes the Montagues and Capulets hate each other and yes Romeo is an imbecile for getting over one Capulet with another, but it also tells us what roles the different characters are going to be playing in the story. For example, the Capulet's nurse can be interpreted as a mother figure or someone that takes care of people and nurtures them. This can be seen when she tells Juliet “Peace, I have done. God mark thee to his grace! Thou wast the prettiest babe that e'er I nursed. An I might live to see thee married once, I have my wish.” this is just one example of the nurse showing how much she cares for Juliet. Looking back on my point, Act 1 is like an introductory paragraph because it sets up the overall theme of the play or as it is known in writing, the thesis statement. The theme in my opinion is that actions have consequences. Image if Romeo would have never gotten over Rosaline, the women he loved. He probably would have never met Juliet and would have continued groaning on about love saying “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;” and for the time being, believing that love is a waste of time. The play shows the reader the amount of power we have over our future and how different actions have different outcomes in the long
Shakespeare plays have fascinated audiences with their ability to seemingly portray the depth of the meanings and descriptions of each scene. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was for many years the world’s best love story and influenced readers and writers from around the world. Understanding the contrasting natures is one of the most important themes in this play and underpins the plot. Love and hate, life and death, lastly, missions and reality will only increase every reader’s sense of curiosity.
The Themes of Love and Hate in Act One Scene Five of Romeo and Juliet
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The Dramatic Significance of Act III Scene I of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Love is a very passionate and powerful emotion that can unite and conquer several generations of hate. William Shakespeare’s play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is set the 14th century in Verona, Italy. It is centred on the important conflict between two families, the Capulets and the Montagues. The play focuses moreso on the romantic relationship between the heirs of the feuding families, Romeo of the Montague house and Juliet of the Capulet House, and flow on effects of the conflict on both families. The conflict can be shown at three different key stages in the play, at the beginning, near the middle and at end. The two lovers, one from each family, commit suicide after becoming entangled in this conflict. It is only after the deaths of their kin do
The Way Juliet Feels in Act 3 Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
When there is a fight in the market place, Capulet rushes to fight for his honor, “my sword I say, old Montague is come...” Capulet denies Paris’ request to marry Juliet “ and too soon marred are those so early made,” acting for his own good because he wants Juliet to produce many offspring to carry on the Capulets bloodline, since she is his only surviving child. When at the ball Capulet demands Tybalt to let Romeo be,” content thee, gentle coz, let him alone,” but this just fuels Tybalts anger towards Romeo, which eventually ends up in Tybalt causing his own death. Capulet believes he is giving his child the best when he announces her engagement to Paris” she shall be married to this noble earl,” and believes Paris will make a good husband for Juliet. When Juliet refuses Capulet thinks it best to threaten her, “I will drag thee,” but this just makes Juliet turn to more drastic measures.
...however it is better in the play as he doesn’t get angry with his daughter quickly and doesn’t fly into an incandescent rage when she denies him. He also tries to give the news to Juliet about her getting married by saying a poem. We can observe that the relationship between Lady Capulet and Juliet is not very good in the play but the relationship is very good in the film as Lady Capulet gets hurt for Juliet when Capulet is shouting at Juliet, the moment where Juliet deceives her mother is not shown in the film, and also when Lady Capulet makes the comment of her daughter being dead, Juliet tries to hold back tears. From this we can observe that the relationship between Juliet and her parents is shown to the audience by Shakespeare using different styles of writing, structures of sentences such as the hyphen, dramatic irony and he also uses iambic pentameters
To conclude I think this play has violence and love as from the film I
Scene 5 Act 1:Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio, and the servants arrive at the feast in masks. Capulet is there at the door to greet them. Capulet talks to his cousin about how long ago it was when they took part in a masque. Romeo sees Julies and falls in love with her immediately. Tybalt recognizes Romeo’s voice and is ready to fight. Capulet stops Tybalt and tells him to ignore Romeo for now and try to keep the peace. Romeo and Juliet keep talking and end up kissing, Nurse runs in the middle of them and tells Juliet to go find her mother immediately.