Romeo and Juliet was composed by William Shakespeare, the play is based on forbidden love and deathly repercussions. The start of the play starts with a prologue, the main point of this is to get the audience’s attention and set the scene but to also describe the whole overview of the play. By doing this Shakespeare is also acknowledging one of the main styles of the play, which is fate.
In the prologue Shakespeare chooses to use a lot of violent language- “Their death … Civil blood makes civil hands unclean …
Parents rage … “-. Blood is related to combating and battles; ‘Rage’ is a strong word, hinting towards anger. This develops the violent, mad state of mind of the play. Nevertheless, the beginning likewise informs the audience other styles associated with the play. Fate plays a big part in the play, we discover that the 2 enthusiasts conference will cause unfortunate events happening, -“A pair of star crossed lovers take their life … “-, this quote is saying that their death is inevitable and this likewise links in with the violent style.
Also by telling the audience how the play is going to end, this then ends up being fate in action as the audience know what’s going to occur next. This is an excellent use of significant irony because we learn the results of the play and all through it we understand what will happen if a character picks a specific course. The prologue likewise hints that we aren’t implied to on anyone’s side-“2 homes both alike … “- the 2 competing families are both the very same therefore this gives us the opportunity to make our minds up.
In the very first scene, we see a street brawl between the servants of the two households; this first scene reveals us how the hatred has run through not just the family but the servants likewise,-“When I have actually battled with guys, I will be terrible with the maids- I will cut off their maiden heads … “-, this shows how violent the fight has ended up being due to the fact that even the servants are discussing raping the oppositions house maids. ‘Maiden heads’ was a slang word for virginity. In the first scene we fulfill Benvolio, a Montague, and we quickly learn that he is the peace maker, “Put your swords up, you know not what you do … this shows that he is not a fighter, he just wishes to keep the peace. Also the quote advises us of when Jesus who stated, “Forgive them dad of their sins, for they understand not what they do … “-. This recommends that innocent individuals may die for others. We are likewise presented to Tyblat, who is a Capulet filled with rage for the Montague’s and the word peace, “I hate the word, as I hate hell …” he is one of the characters who will instigate a battle. The next crucial scene is The Capulet Ball, where Romeo and Juliet first fulfill.
It is also when Tyblat swears that although he is not handling the Montague’s intrusion now he will later,” I will withdraw, however this intrusion shall, now seeming sweet, convert to the bitterest gall …” ‘Gall’ implies toxin, that makes us think about discomfort and suffering, hence building up the tension. As soon as once again Shakespeare shows that Tyblat is nothing more than a huge ball of rage, nevertheless this is really essential as it begins the chain of occasions that would cause the death of the two lovers. As Romeo first identifies Juliet he uses very descriptive words to describe the method she looks, he is captivated by her charm, “Beauty to rich to use …, he also sees her as a rare thing, as if he’s never seen somebody so lovely, “Snowy doves trooping with the crows … “. We likewise discover that Romeo can change his mind extremely quickly since at the start of the play he appears to be ‘in love’ with a Rosaline, whilst discussing her he utilizes a great deal of oxymoron’s,” Ill health … “, this reveals us his confusion from an early point in the play, although when he sees Juliet he declares to be ‘in love’, from this we find out that he is extremely indecisive and can’t make up his own mind, “Did my heart not love till now?, this concern mean his indecisiveness and confusion. When Romeo and Juliet lastly satisfy the minute is really child like, they simply stare and move around each other practically as if to terrified to touch. They also speak in the kind of a sonnet to show the love that is developing in between them. The popular veranda scene is likewise a huge action towards the oncoming events. As Romeo climbs up over the orchard garden Juliet is talking with herself on her terrace. In this part the 2 lovebirds confess their undying love to each other and decide to get married the next day.
Whilst claiming to like each other it all appears very serious however it’s simply seems like simple child’s play as everything takes place within twenty four hours, consisting of a marital relationship. The marriage is carried out by the Friar who mysteriously states, “These violent thrills have violent endings, and their accomplishments die, like fire and powder …” the first little bit of the quote relate to the violent theme of the play, even the Friar himself sees that Romeo and Juliet getting married would end terribly, however he still agrees to wed them.
The most essential scene of all is act three scene one, this after the wedding and where finally everything unfolds. Also as this scene is filled with violence it contrasts with the past scene of the wedding, which is a juxte position of love and hate, which makes the battling more stunning and more difficult to take in. In act 3 scene 1, Tyblat shows up at the beach to fight with Romeo but ends up having a brief comedic fight with Mercutio however there is no violence simply amusing remarks, “Here’s my fiddlesticks, here’s that you will make you dance …, Mercutio is making a little mockery of Tyblat and this slack attitude results in the anger within Tyblat structure which would result in the death of Mercutio. However as Romeo gets here the state of mind of the entire play modifications. As Tyblat approaches Romeo, Romeo had actually simply come from his wedding to Tyblat cousin Juliet, and so when Tyblat asks Romeo to fight, Romeo unexpectedly declares to love Tyblat and uses that as an excuse not to fight, “But love thee better than thou canst develop … “, I think that this intensifies Tyblat much more, as he feels that Romeo is just making fun of him.
As Romeo pulls back Mercutio gets angry because he is really proud and sees the backing down as “O calm dishonourable, repellent submission …” This comments causes brawl between Mercutio and Tyblat, this ends in the regrettable death of Mercutio. As he realises that he is dying, Mercutio leaves the audience with something to think about. “An afflict of both your homes.” The death of Mercutio strikes Romeo the hardest as he was his closest buddy. Romeo begins to fill with rage and pursues Tyblat, who had formerly run off.
When he has actually found Tyblat, Romeo looses all sense of control, “Doom thee to death …” the alliteration of the difficult ‘d’ makes us think about discomfort, as it’s a tough noise, making the audience think about death. Everything that takes place before this was a build up to act 3 scene one, from the ball to the marital relationship. Romeo is the main character who we find out more and more about as the play advances. In the start he is a soppy teenager and determined that he is ‘in love’ with Rosaline yet when he sees Juliet her perks up and changes his mind almost right away.
He thinks strongly in fate and he uses it as a reason to justify his actions and as a way of not taking duty, “Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars- however he that hath the steerage of my course, direct my sail …” He understood that there would be some repercussion if he went to the ball, yet he still went and it resulted in the death of his closest pal and a member of a rival household. Romeo is reluctant to change the ‘selected path’ that has actually been set out for him; he feels he isn’t accountable for his own actions. I believe the speech exposes that Romeo’s mindset isn’t truly all there, he seems to be omewhere else, he is willing to let everybody else take responsibility for him, he seems truly deep yet foolish. e. g. I blame him for the death of Mercutio, due to the fact that if he had actually not been so afraid and had actually just combated Tyblat himself, then Mercutio would have not felt the need to step in. Fate is the main style of the play, it appears that every action has the ability to be linked with the theme fate; when Tyblat states, “This intrusion shall, now appearing sweet, convert into the bitterest gall …” therefore that was the reason he went trying to find Romeo which lead to his own death.
We the modern-day audience didn’t truly believe in the entire fate thing as we understand that is not possible because science and technology has actually shown it. Although, Elizabethans would have been more likely to believe it, they didn’t truly know much about science and so believed what they were informed. Personally I believe that it’s the moms and dad’s fault that the events unfolded the method they did, because if they had the courage to put aside their differences and just be civil none of the regrettable events would have taken place, yet they selected to continue quarrelling which resulted in the death of their own children and family members.
Comparing the 2 movie versions of “Romeo and Juliet” Zeffirelli This version is really traditional and is shot in Verona itself, it keeps quite to the original script. The actors used standard clothes which would have been used by the original actors who carried out the play first. Throughout the film it is really dull and has an absence of colour, it isn’t eye capturing and doesn’t provide individuals a great deal of things to get excited about.
The fighting from act 3 scene 1 wasn’t extremely practical looking and didn’t look like battling at all. In this variation of the movie they use older fashioned clothes and they are absolutely different to the Luhrmann movie. Luhrmann Not as standard as the Zeffirelli variation, it still adheres to the script. Rather of swords like the older one, it has guns and it has a great deal of action scenes.
The Montague’s and Capulet’s are viewed as 2 gangs who both dislike each other. They likewise use more contemporary clothes and the 2 groups wear entirely different clothing. In this variation the director picks to skip in between Juliet, who has simply been wed and Romeo and Tyblat combating, this is an excellent use of juxte position as the audience doesn’t actually understand what to feel. I chose the Luhrmann movie more than the Zeffirelli variation, I liked that it was more contemporary and it was easy to understand, the stars were very good and I could connect to their characters more.
I liked the idea that the Montague’s and the Capulet’s were both seen as gangs and I liked the costumes that they all wore. I certainly choose the newer version more and would certainly view it again! In total act three scene one is the main turning point in the play since until then, Romeo and Juliet the play is viewed as comedic, no real threatening events have occurred and its all light and airy, however when the mood modifications and people begin battling and killing each other, different feelings are drawn out from the audiences enjoying it.
All the characters seemed to have actually changed as the play progressed and it’s since of the characters characters, if Romeo hadn’t been so reckless then he would have never ever gone to the ball therefore Tyblat would have no reason to look for revenge for the gate crash and this also suggests that Mercutio would have never been killed. It’s the main point of the play and produces stress and suspense that is needed for the audience enjoying to truly get into the play. It’s where the play where it ends up being a disaster, two of the main characters, Tybalt and Mercutio have been killed.
The develop to this has actually been from Acts 1 & & 2 and what occurs after those two acts causes the two characters to be eliminated. After that it likewise makes the 2 “star crossed lovers” to commit suicide, If act 3 scene 1 had not occurred then the awful deaths of Romeo and Juliet would not have happened, essentially it is seen that fate brought completion to the both of the fans. I feel that the play would be seen in various methods, depending upon who was viewing it and likewise what amount of time they remained in. Modern teenagers seeing it would