The Dramatic Effectiveness of Three Soliloquies in Romeo and Juliet

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The Dramatic Effectiveness of Three Soliloquies in Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet was written in the early 19th century. The play was written at the peak of William Shakespeare's work and is considered as one of his most poetic plays. The choice of language is greatly varied and can be very emotional. It creates a great atmosphere and a superb play.

During the play, Shakespeare uses many long and emotional speeches. These are called soliloquies. These soliloquies communicate with the audience sometimes creating dramatic irony. The long soliloquies also help to further the plot and they also include emotions of the characters and information about them. The soliloquies also differ from
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He compares the natural flowers to a feeding baby, then again explaining that all good can turn to bad. The flowers can be a vital medicine, or can be a poison that could kill that same person. This is emphasising on the fact that everything should be treated with respect.

In this soliloquy, there is a great deal of emotion towards the flowers. Friar Lawrence treasures them as they bring him lots of good. Romeo is on his way to Friar Lawrence whilst Friar Lawrence is saying his soliloquy. Romeo wants to ask Friar Lawrence to marry Romeo to Juliet. We soon find out that Friar Lawrence does marry them as he thinks that it will stop the family from feuding. The audience are happy that Romeo and Juliet are going to get married, but they are also scared in case they get caught.

The next soliloquy I am going to study is taken form Act 4, Scene 3. This scene takes place in Juliet's bedroom. She has told her father that she is willing to marry Paris, but through dramatic irony we know that she intends to fake her death and to be with Romeo. A great del has happened before and leading up to Juliet's soliloquy. For example, Romeo has been banished from Verona and Tybalt, Juliet's cousin is dead. Friar Lawrence has planned to write a letter to Romeo explaining what is going to happen and what Romeo has to do. Again though dramatic irony we know that this

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