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Analyse the dramatic function of Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet”

Analyse the dramatic function of Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet” with appropriate reference to social context, theme, character, setting and audience. “Romeo and Juliet” was based on a narrative poem by Arthur Brooke. Shakespeare made the poem much more dramatic by making the events happen in five days rather than three months like the poem…

“Two star cross’d lovers”

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is about “Two star cross’d lovers” who take their lives. It is a famous tragic love story directed in 1997, which is as popular today as in Shakespeare’s time. Romeo and Juliet is the most tragic love story in the world and the most well known Shakespeare play. This play…

In your view who is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet?

Over centuries the question of who is blame to for the death of Romeo and Juliet has been debated. Personally I believe that the death of Romeo and Juliet can be blamed for a number of senseless acts from a number of the play’s leading characters. Through time the tragedy of the two star crossed…

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Analyse the dramatic function of Benvolio and Mercutio in the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ 

Romeo and Juliet is traditionally a love story, however it also includes elements of humour and tragedy. The characters Mercutio and Benvolio both contribute to these elements, providing not only comedy but also sensibility. Both are important as not only do they bring another layer to the story and keep the audience entertained, because they…

Lady Capulet: Ulrikka Jonsson

This adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is based on a football theme. There are two rival chairmen and their families of two football clubs Manchester United and Manchester City. Both of these football clubs are in Manchester. On the east of Manchester we have Manchester United, on the west of Manchester we have Manchester City….

How does Shakespeare create tension in Act 1, Scene 5?

This scene is an important scene to the entire play because it starts the journey for Romeo and Juliet when the two young lovers eyes first meet each other. Romeo and Juliet follows a typical love at first site story. Shakespeare describes them as ‘two star-cross’d lovers’ and in this scene the audience see when…

Shakespeare Assignment: “Romeo and Juliet”

Romeo and Juliet is a play of many themes. Like most of Shakespeare’s plays, it has a main plot with many subtexts, the main plot being related to love and tragedy. The story is set in Verona, Italy in the 16thcentury. It is about two young lovers, each from two different feuding families – the…

“Thus with a kiss I die” 

These were the last words of Romeo before killing himself. The quote itself is very powerful in the way that it links the two main genres together ‘love and death’ together. Also two very powerful oppositions or maybe they are not opposites at all. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was Shakespeare’s first major tragedy. Then followed the…

William Shakespeare wrote his plays in the elezabethen time

William Shakespeare wrote his plays in the elezabethen time, audiences expected a diffrent experience from the theatre then they do today for example the crowd was ery noisy and would expect violence, comedy and a fun experience unlike today where the where the atmosphere is alot calmer. shakespeare had to be sute his plays were…

It is argued by many critics that Act 3 Scene 5 is the most dramatic scene in the play

It is argued by many critics that Act 3 Scene 5 is the most dramatic scene in the play. How did Shakespeare utilise language and dramatic devices to highlight the dilemma facing Juliet at this crucial moment? The turmoil that Juliet faces in this scene is strengthened by the stage directions and language utilised by…

Discuss the dramatic effect of act1 scene 5

‘romeo and juliet‘ is a very famous play, which was written around 1595 by William Shakespeare; it is also one of his most universal and popular plays. Romeo and Juliet is a romantic tragedy about two, young, star-crossed lovers and their controversial relationship; who suffer dire consequences when their rival families who have been feuding…

‘Who is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet? Discuss.’

For many years people have argued and discussed the ways in which different characters may be regarded to contribute towards the death of Romeo and Juliet. There may be many reasons for the death of these two young lovers and in this essay I am going to discuss the characters that may be considered to…

Shakespeare’s intentions in Act Three, Scene One of Romeo and Juliet?

Set against a background of conflict, revenge, loyalty and hatred, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, in my opinion is, as one eminent critic stated, “a tragedy of youth as youth sees it1.” In this play Shakespeare portrays love as a violently ecstatic, and overpowering force which inevitably and inexorably leads the lovers to their doom. Intricately interwoven…

How does shakespeare use dramatic devices in Act 3 Scene 1 of “Romeo and Juliet” to engage the audience?

Shakespeares “Romeo and Juliet ” is a romantic tragedy. It is about two teenagers who fall illegally in love. They are the son and daughter of capulet and montague. The capulets and montagues are enemys from an ancient feud. Romeo and juliet get married in secret but cant be together. There are problems ahead so…

How is Death And Violence Portrayed In Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare?

Romeo And Juliet is quite possibly the most famous love story of all time. It has many concurrent themes running throughout the course of the entire story and one that is very prevalent is that of death and violence, the violence being both verbal and physical. Shakespeare merged the themes of death and violence with…

How does Shakespeare build and create tension in Act 3, scene 1 to make it an interesting and important scene?

“Romeo and Juliet” is a well-known romantic tragedy, written by the playwright William Shakespeare. Until Act 3 there is no real sign of tragedy, it appears simply to be a pleasant story of the romance between Romeo and Juliet, with family feuds going on in the background. There are other characters, though, for the fighting,…

Romeo and Juliet is a tragic story of forbidden love

Romeo and Juliet is a tragic story of forbidden love. The whole play from Romeo and Juliet meeting, falling in love, marriage and tragic end, all happens within five days. It is a story of intense love and all consuming hatred between two families. The two families involved, the Montagues and the Capulets, despise each…

Nora in A Doll’s House

The rapid change in the character of Nora in A Doll’s House, between Acts 1 and 2, and Act 3 have been noted as “startling” by critics, however the believability of this transformation has been argued. Looking at it from a Realist perspective, Nora’s final words of “I’ve stopped believing in miracles,” apparently seems to…

How far do you agree that The Tempest is a play about the use and abuse of power

The Tempest uses a variety of symbols and motifs to create the allusion of power upholding a hierarchical society. The play as a whole uses the idea of having one character controlling the fate of all other characters: other supporting characters also contribute in sustaining the theme of power successfully whom I will talk about…

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