A Close Analysis of Act3 Scene V of 'Romeo and Juliet'.

Essay by marz01High School, 11th gradeA+, November 2005

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In this essay I'm going to analyse a main scene from Romeo and Juliet which is Act 3 Scene V. Romeo and Juliet just got married in secret in Friar Lawrence's cell and spent the night together as now Romeo is banished from Verona, because of Tybalt's death. This includes many major themes such as conflict, appearance and reality, love, family pressures, time and fate mostly because of conflict between the Montagues and the Capulets and love because of Romeo and Juliet. All of these contribute to the tragedy of the death of Romeo and Juliet.

Also the structure of the essay will be in duologue's as in this scene two people are always talking to each other. For this essay it will show a dramatic effect mostly on the audience as the play has many examples of dramatic irony especially when the actors say phrases that predicts what is going to happen eventhough they don't know yet.

Most dramatic affects will come from the duologue, structure and the main themes.

At dawn on Tuesday morning, Romeo and Juliet make their final exchanges of the love before Romeo leaves for Mantua. Once again, the dawn divides Romeo and Juliet, this time, for good. As the sun's rays 'lace the severing clouds', Juliet wishes the sound of the morning lark were actually the call of the nightingale. Juliet tries to deny the arrival of the coming day to prolong her time with Romeo. Their language is passionate and intense as Romeo agress to stay and face his death. As in previous scence, Romeo and Juliet's love flourishes in the dark, but daylight brings seperation and ill fortune : Juliet says reluctantly, 'window, let day in, and let life out'.

As Romeo comes down from the balcony, Juliet get's a horrible vision...