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How Does Shakespeare Develop The Audience’s Understanding Of Juliet’s Character And Her Predicament In Act 3 Scene 5?

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How does Shakespeare develop the audience’s understanding of Juliet’s character and her predicament in Act 3 Scene 5?

At the start of III v when Juliet is talking to Romeo, Shakespeare shows their relationship with the use of natural imagery. For example he makes references to birds such as “Lark” and “Nightingale”. Shakespeare also uses natural locations such as “pomegranate tree” and “misty mountain tops”. The use of natural images is a metaphor for Romeo and Juliet’s love as it their love is natural and it was love at first sight. He also says in the prologue that they were “Star-crossed lovers” which means that their love was fate and that is was nature that dictated their love. ...view middle of the document...

Juliet’s sounds like she is really distressed about Romeos departure and she’s really pessimistic about the situation and she already thinks he’s dead, however, it could mean she is simply worried about what could happen to him and she’s basically just speaking her mind. Romeo’s language is also ambiguous because he is comforting Juliet and being the adult in the situation and trying to comfort her and calm her down in the current situation and being the mature character in this situation. On the other hand he could be this naïve man that really thinks that everything is going to be fine and nothing is going to go wrong after he leaves Verona. As Romeo leaves it’s the start of Juliet and her loss of companions and love. Romeos departure symbolises Juliet’s loss of life because she calls Romeo her life (41) and he’s now gone.
After Romeo leaves Lady Capulet talks to Juliet about her arranged marriage with Paris. At the start of the conversation Lady Capulet sees Juliet crying and she immediately assumes that she’s crying because of Tybalts death, however Juliet is actually crying because Romeo has just left. Lady Capulet’s reaction to Juliet crying isn’t the reaction a normal mother would have to the sight of her daughter crying. Instead of comforting her and telling her everything is going to be alright she tells her to stop crying and move on from your cousins’ death (Which was the night before this scene). This shows the feelings Lady Capulet has to Juliet as it shows that she is not very close to Juliet as a mother should be to her daughter. The way the actor / actress plays this role could also show the relationship between Juliet and her mother because their body language would show her close they are because mentally they are torn apart, however they could show this with their physical language by standing far apart whilst they talk or moving away from each other when one tries to move closer. These are techniques that could be used while the play is being acted out. An example of the emotional distance between Juliet and her mother would be when Lady Capulet tells Juliet about how they have arranged a marriage with Paris...

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