The Dramatic Significance of Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet

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The Dramatic Significance of Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet This scene is very important to the whole play of " Romeo and Juliet." Mainly because its where Romeo and Juliet first meet and fall in love, we also see tybalts anger which shows us the obstacles that will become a problem in Romeo and Juliet's relationship. In a usual Shakespeare tragedy the main character that is noble of birth has a flow, which brings about their downfalls and death of others. " Romeo and Juliet" kind of fits in to this, Romeos fault is that he rushes in to things too fast but I don't believe this is the cause of Romeo and Juliet's death. I believe other people are responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet. For…show more content…
This is what we of Romeo previous to act 1 scene 5, he is in love with Rosaline. We don't actually see Rosaline on stage, she is just a dramatic device to show that the love he has for Juliet is true unlike the love he had for Rosaline that was a false love that only caused him grief and pain. We see the suffering and sadness that Rosalines love is causing him by the way he describes it. For example he says " love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs", this is a metaphor love is suppose to be a happy thing, but smoke is not a way it would normally be described, for the reason that smoke is a negative thing, smoke chokes and kills people, all smoke is caused by fire and fire burns, so what he is in fact saying is that Rosaline is burning his heart. In act 1 scene 5 we see Romeo noticing Juliet and instantly falling in love with her. We can now see that the love he is feeling for Juliet is different to what he felt for Rosaline, it makes him happy and he describes her positively unlike how he described Rosaline. He says, " She doth teach the torches to burn brightly" to describe Juliet, meaning she stands out from the crowd as she is better that everyone else. We also see Romeo question love he says,
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