Analysis of Act Three Scene Five of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Analysis of Act Three Scene Five of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is a dramatic tragedy, and was first performed in 1595. The novel is about two young lovers, Romeo & Juliet and the struggle with their relationship. Romeo and Juliet are from opposing families, the Montagues and the Capulets. The conflict between their two families causes problems for their love of one another. Shakespeare's main themes throughout the play are of love, conflict and of youth versus age. The scene that we are analysing, Act 3 Scene 5 is one of the most important scenes in the novel. This is mainly because; the character of Juliet is developed tremendously. Juliet's feelings and thoughts are shown…show more content…
They understand Juliet's problem. Juliet then says, "He shall not make me a joyful bride," she says this but does not give a reason why, even though the audience know it is because she is deeply in love with Romeo and not Paris. Juliet then goes on to say "I will not marry yet, and when I do, I swear It shall be Romeo," Lady Capulet does not know that Juliet is already married to Romeo but the audience do know. This makes the audience aware of the relationship between Juliet and her mother, they are not close at all and Juliet does not think twice about lying to her. Also, when Lord Capulet is shouting at Juliet that she must marry Paris on Thursday, the nurse says "God in heaven bless her." The nurse is telling Lord Capulet to stop shouting at Juliet, just because she does not want to marry yet. She says this even though she knows Juliet does not want to marry Paris because she is already married to Romeo. Lord Capulet does not know this. The effect of dramatic irony is that one character does not know what is going on while the audience do. This makes the audience more aware of what is going on in the scene. It also shows the gaps in people's relationships, such as Juliet and her mother. Shakespeare's uses of language are very important throughout Act 3 Scene 5. When Juliet is talking to her mother about the death of Tybalt and about Romeo, she uses words that can mean two things. "Indeed I never shall be
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