Shakespeare's Act 3 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet as Dramatically Effective

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Shakespeare's Act 3 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet as Dramatically Effective Romeo and Juliet is a story of two "star-crossed lovers" who are separated from two feuding families: the Capulets and Montagues. This powerful story includes deception, violence, secrets and of course love in which Shakespeare adapts so it has an enormous dramatic impact on the audience. Act 3 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet is one of the most dramatic of scenes in the play. This scene is quite important especially for the character Juliet who is involved all through the scene. This is because Shakespeare makes dramatic use of what people know or do not to build up tension for the audience and Juliet. To do this…show more content…
Romeo and Juliet both also use neat word play and oxymorons to create dramatic effect. "Some say the lark" to " More light and light, more dark and dark our woes." The fact that Romeo and Juliet share this rhyming couplet shows how they can read each other's mind and symbolise to the audience how much they are in love. The antithesis, which includes repetition also, balances night and day. This is dramatically effective as the audience would feel very sympathetic towards Romeo and realise that his woes are mixed with happiness. Although Juliet and Romeo may speak romantically, the dialogue does suggest that there is no time. "Hunting thee hence with hunt's-up to the day". The tone of Juliet may sound happy and romantic however when Shakespeare adds the imperative "O now be gone" this leaves an impression on the audience. The audience might feel compassion for the couple's brave attempt at love however much they are separated from their feuding families. The decision is then made for Romeo to leave when "Enter nurse hastily". Shakespeare has purposely emphasised the word hastily in this stage direction to show the audience that this is the time for the lovers to be apart. Nevertheless, this is also a hint that that the romance of the scene has ended and the
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