During the play Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare manages to effectively depict the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’s relationship. One way he achieves this is by creating sympathy for Romeo and Juliet, which consequently affects the reader and audience of the play. Three ways in which Shakespeare is able to create sympathy for them is through the general setting and plot structure, the language used, and also the characterisation of Romeo and Juliet. From the very beginning of the play (in the prologue), Shakespeare begins to create a sense of sympathy for Romeo and Juliet. Here, the audience is told that these two lovers are ‘star cross’d’ - meaning that their love goes against the stars and is therefore doomed to end in disaster. As a result, the audience watches the play with the expectation that Romeo and Juliet will both die, causing a sense of dramatic irony or foreshadowing. This subsequently makes the audience feel sympathy for Romeo and Juliet throughout the entire play, as they are in the knowledge that this hopeful relationship will end prematurely. In addition, Romeo and Juliet stand as two innocent figures amidst the violent feud between their two families. The audience sympathizes with the fact that Romeo and Juliet are separated by the feud in which they are mere bystanders in, and that it is the other members of the two families, such as Tybalt who are denying them of their chance to be together. In Act 2 Scene 2 (lines 40-44), Juliet laments over the fact that Romeo is a Montague, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." This phrase is an analogy showing how Juliet resents not being able to be with Romeo purely because of his name and the family he belongs to, even though she loves him solely for who he is. In addition, during the aftermath of Romeo and Juliet’s death, the audience gain sympathy for the couple All through this play, such coincidences and unfortunate plot twists are a key element in
How does Shakespeare create sympathy for Romeo and Juliet?
Shakespeare creates sympathy for the two protagonists in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ skilfully using emotive language, sonnet form, alliteration and metaphor. Before the play begins, the audience are told that it will end in a disaster. This creates an emotive reaction in the audience throughout the play as they are reminded of the fate of the two young lovers. This is emphasised by the fact that the protagonists foreshadow their own….
Romeo and Juliet is a famous tragedy written by William Shakespeare and was originally published in 1597. This book contains several suspenseful events in which keeps readers hooked, but just how does Shakespeare achieve this? William Shakespeare uses different dialogue between characters to create suspense and to set the mood and tone of the story. Dialogue is an important thing to have in stories because it allows readers to get to know characters on a more personal level.
The story of Romeo….
In the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the Capulets and Montagues long-standing feud had a greater effect on their children’s behavior, rather than the nature of their own growing and developing brains. In the beginning of the play, when the first quarrel occurs, Tybalt says “As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee: Have at thee coward!’ (Shakespeare Mid-1590s). This “hate” that Tybalt and the rest of the characters have, have this belief engraved into their minds since they were taught….
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is widely known as a horrible tragedy about two teen lovers whose death bring their feuding families together. While there may be a dramatic ending to the play, it starts off as a funny and delightful comedy. To divert the audience’s attention from the cruel reality of the play, Shakespeare focuses on the parts that make it entertaining for the audience. If humor was not added, Romeo and Juliet would have been a very tiresome romance about….
William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" was based upon Arthur Brooke's poem - "The Tragicall History of Romeus and Juliet" (1562). He wrote a play that the audience already knew - Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy originally written in 1599.
The opening of the play creates tension, which is followed throughout the ply by the dramatic irony of the chorus giving the prologue to the play, making the audience start to wonder when things will happen.
"Who will fall in love?"
"Who will die?"
In this scene Shakespeare presents the relationship between Romeo and Juliet as a tragedy. I can tell this because it says ‘I must be gone and live’. This shows that Romeo knows he might die if he stays but he is choosing to stay to see Juliet. It also shows how much they love each other as Romeo is showing he would die for Juliet. By using the image of death, it shows that the story might become a tragedy. By including hints towards a tragedy, it keeps the audience interested. It….
Romeo and Juliet are very loving, which contrasts with Juliet’s relationship with her parents. Juliet produces excuses for Romeo to stay. “It was the nightingale and not the lark”. Juliet wants Romeo to stay however Romeo is saying that he needs to go or he gets executed. “I must be gone and live, or stay and die”. This creates sympathy which creates drama throughout the play.
Juliet now gives her second excuse for Romeo to stay. “Yon light is not daylight, I know it, I. It is some meteor that the….
story, “Romeo and Juliet”, Shakespeare uses a soliloquy to reveal Juliet’s affection in order to establish that people can get lost in feelings than reality. Romeo and Juliet are two unique individuals that come from different households that don’t get along well together. One ordinary day, Romeo was unexpectedly invited to Juliet’s house party and goes to the party in hope to meet Rosaline, his first love. At the party, Romeo goes to find Rosaline and suddenly he sees a girl named Juliet. They both….
PRINCE ESCALUS’S SPEECH
Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace,
Profaners of this neighbour-stained steel,—
Will they not hear? What, ho! you men, you beasts,
That quench the fire of your pernicious rage
With purple fountains issuing from your veins,
On pain of torture, from those bloody hands
Throw your mistemper'd weapons to the ground,
And hear the sentence of your moved prince.
Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word,
By thee, old Capulet, and Montague,
The play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare illustrates that with the love between true friends, they only want what is best for each other. When Romeo is feeling depressed, because of how Rosaline does not love him back, Romeo and Benvolio then find out about the Capulet’s feast, so Benvolio tells Romeo “At this same ancient feast of Capulet’s//Sups the fair Rosaline whom thou so loves,//With all the admired beauties of Verona://Go thither, and with unattained eye//Compare her face with some….