William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Introduction Romeo and Juliet is about two equally rich and important families who lived in Verona. The two families, the Montague's and the Capulet's have an ancient grudge between them because of an old argument carrying on in strife for many years, generation after generation, after generation. Their two children Romeo and Juliet cursed with bad luck fall in "forbidden" love with each other. The children's misadventure ends the fearful mutiny of their parents' tragic rage, finally bring peace to Verona. Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time in Act 1, Scene 5. This scene prepares the audience for the tragedy that lies ahead in the way Shakespeare has used the stage directions, stage craft, dramatic irony and the language in the scene, Romeo's premonition written as a soliloquy. The language (verbal+ body language) used by both Romeo and Juliet. Also because of the events that take place before and during this scene. The actions and language of the characters. Romeo using similes and metaphors in Act 1, Scene 5 to describe Juliet. The audience expect that a tragedy will happen because of the fact that Romeo should not be there in the first place. This creates excitement and anticipation in the audience and the audience become really involved in the play. This is important because it keeps the audience on their toes and it keeps them interested in the play and without anticipation the audience loose interest in the play. The themes of the play are in opposition to with each other. These themes include: fate / freewill, language / reality, love / hate, public / private and... ... middle of paper ... ...aths. This is when Juliet talks about her grave being her wedding bed and Romeo talks about his life being his enemy's debt. The audience get a big hint that a tragedy will happen, this is when Tybalt threatens vengeance against Romeo. So the audience know Tybalt can not be stopped going against Romeo. The audience becomes certain about this when Tybalt says that killing Romeo will not be a sin. So they get a sense that a tragedy will happen. We know that they will marry each other because in their quotes they do not mention anything about them backing away from their love, clearly suggesting that they will marry each other. We also get a big hint that their love will end in a tragedy because like I said before Romeo talks about his life being his enemy's debt and Juliet talks about grave being her wedding bed.
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