The Ways in which Act 3 scene 5 Prepares the Audience for the Tragic Ending of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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The Ways in which Act 3 scene 5 Prepares the Audience for the Tragic Ending of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

In the time of Shakespeare the word tragedy is used to describe a hero or heroine, usually from a noble family, involving a sad ending with the hero or heroin dying. Nowadays the word tragedy is used to describe everyday things, anything that is sad in the television and newspapers is called a tragedy. It is very often used as a story leading to a sad ending. Tragedy is most used in our world today when something really bad happens that doesn't occur too often. A good example would be the world trade centers that were destroyed by terrorists on a hijacked plane. My definition of tragedy
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In the beginning of the play Capulet wants the best for Juliet, but seems to have changed his mind and talks like he is selling property not his own flesh and blood. The way he talks indicates he doesn't want Paris to change his mind about marrying Juliet because of all the trouble happening involving their family. He talks quickly, asks questions and answers them himself as if he's afraid of the answers:

"…I think she will be rul'd.

In all respects by me; nay more, I doubt it not.

Wife, go you to her ere you go to bed,

Acquaint her here of my son Paris' love…"

"Monday, ha,ha! Well, Wednesday is too soon,

A'Thursday let it be - A'Thursday, tell her,

She shall be married to this noble earl.

Will you be ready? Do you like this haste?

Well keep on great ado - a friend or two…"

From Capulet's behavior, it is known that he is a man with too much power, he shows it in the way he controls his wife and daughter. Capulet is a man who has values that can easily be forgotten when faced with the possibility of more money and power, which is what he'll get if Paris marries Juliet. Verona's society is made up of power and money, without it you are no one. Shakespeare makes it very clear the way act 3 scene 4 is written that everything is being arranged in haste. He shows that
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