Comparing differences in Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 Scene 5.

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Romeo and Juliet essay

I have been comparing differences in Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 Scene 5.

In the scene I am studding there is a lager social variety, there is a large range of importance, it's a sort of hierarchy, this occurs in both families. The kitchen servants are at the bottom running around getting everything sorted, slightly higher up is the nurse who ahs earnt respect from the family by caring for Juliet most of her life, she is more like a mother to Juliet rather than her real mother. At the very top of the hierarchy are the nobles, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Juliet and Tybalt have control over everyone lower than them in the hierarchy. The nobles are very rich, but the servants have to work for every penny.

"be brisk awhile, and the longer liver take all."

Shows that they are very busy running around doing there best to make sure they get paid enough to get by with.

Another thing with a lot of variety is the age difference; Capulet is an old man 50-60 years of age

"He shall be endured!"

Shows he has power over the rest of the family and still goes by the rules from when he was a boy, whereas Lady Capulet is much younger,

"By my count, I was your mother much upon these

Years that you are now a maid."

Shows that Lady Capulet married young and so she thinks Juliet shouldn't have a problem with it. Juliet is very young she is about 14years of age being expected to marry Paris,

"Can you love this gentle man?"

Tybalt is a young but is a strong character.

"I'll not endure him."

Shows that he is powerful but arrogant and hates all Montague.

In this scene there...