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Act 3 Scene 5 Romeo And Juliet Essay Questions

CAPULET
God's bread, it makes me mad.
Day, night, hour, tide, time, work, play,
Alone, in company, still my care hath been
To have her matched. And having now provided
A gentleman of noble parentage,
Of fair demesnes, youthful, and nobly ligned,
Stuffed, as they say, with honorable parts,
Proportioned as one's thought would wish a man—
And then to have a wretched puling fool,
A whining mammet, in her fortune's tender,
To answer 'I'll not wed. I cannot love,
I am too young. I pray you, pardon me.'
But, an you will not wed, I'll pardon you!
Graze where you will you shall not house with me
(3.5.187-200)

When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, Lord Capulet flips his lid. He suggests that young Juliet is a whiny ingrate, threatens to throw her out of the house, and then mocks her for pleading that she is "too young" to wed Paris. The funny thing is, when Paris first approached Capulet with a proposal to marry Juliet back in Act 1, Capulet seemed to agree that she was as little young (1.2). We should also point out that, by this point, Juliet is already married to Romeo (secretly) so, she doesn't really think she's too young to be a wife—she just uses it as an excuse not to get hitched to Paris.

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Act 3 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act 3, Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet is one of the key scenes of Shakespeare's play. Consider why this scene is so important and show how a production of it could be directed to create its full dramatic impact.

Act 3, Scene 5 is one of the most significant scenes in the play. It is Romeo and Juliet's last night together and Shakespeare has already shown us how risky it is for them to be together because of what has happened before the scene begins. The audience knows that Romeo should be out of Verona but is not, and that Lord Capulet wants Juliet to marry the County Paris on the Thursday of the same week. As we can deduce the whole play…show more content…

When the Nurse enters she hurries things up because she knows that Juliet's mother is coming to see Juliet, this creates a sense of urgency and tension. Juliet, as she opens the window says, "Then window let day in and let life out," this shows as daylight comes into her room, Romeo, her life must go.

"O think'st thou we shall ever meet again?" are some of the most significant words spoken by Juliet before Romeo leaves because Shakespeare shows the audience how much Juliet feels and fears for Romeo; she knows how dangerous it is to have him in her house and in her life yet she cannot bear to see him leave. Juliet also has a vision as Romeo leaves, "As one dead in the bottom of a tomb," Juliet sees Romeo dead and this ominous thought gives the audience another reason to believe that something could happen.

Once with her mother, Shakespeare's use of language allows Juliet to be ambiguous for a lot of this scene, "I will not marry yet and when I do, I swear it will be to Romeo, whom you know I hate." As an audience we realise this because Juliet is married to Romeo and loves him, not hates him. When Lady Capulet enters,