Discuss the Importance of Act Three, Scene 5. How Does Shakespeare Use Dramatic Devices in Order to Make It Such an Interesting and Important Scene?

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragic love story. The story concerns the love between two young people, Romeo and Juliet. This is set against a feud between their two families: the Montagues and the Capulets. This feud develops the themes of conflict, deception and dignity in the play. The play includes a lot of themes, love, family, hate, deception and revenge. In the Elizabethan period, women were subordinate to men. They were considered to be ‘inferior' beings who were controlled by their husbands, fathers or any other men in the family. Women were not allowed to hold their own opinions, views or lifestyles. Men had control of everything, some of these included money, politics, work, children, women and home. The …show more content…
Peter's church. Lady Capulet says this in a happy way expecting Juliet to be proud and thrilled by the news.
Lady Capulet: "Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn, The gallant, young, and noble gentlemen, The County Paris at Saint Peter's church, Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride."
Juliet is struck by this news and is not happy but is also worried because she is already married to Romeo and she will therefore become unfaithful if she marries Paris. Again this is dramatic irony.
Juliet: "Now by Saint Peter's church and Peter too, He shall not make me there a joyful bride. I wonder at this haste, that I must wed"

Juliet is clearly not happy because of her raise in tone and anger about this and refuses to marry Paris. Lady Capulet is surprised by her daughter's reply so she tells Juliet to say it to her father.
Lady Capulet: "Here comes your father, tell him so yourself; And see how he will take it at your hands."
Lord Capulet enters hears the news of Juliet's refusal. He then thinks that Juliet is ungrateful and not proud about everything that she receives.
Lord Capulet: "How, will she none? Doth she not give us thanks? Is she not proud? Doth sh8e not count her blest Unworthy as she is, that we have wrought So worthy a gentlemen to be her bride?"
Juliet replies and says that she is thankful but not proud showing some respect for he parents.
Juliet: "Not proud you have, but

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