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- Created on: 16-03-18 21:02
'Three civil Brawls'
Flashback that has been used to make them aware of their ignominy(shame)
-displaying his frustration about the fights
-audience can relate to the idea of sin and shame
How does Shakespeare portray violence in Princes'
-negative adjectives 'rebellious'
-reprimand (formal expression of disapproval)
- he is losing patience with them
-women were not allowed an opinion
- expected to marry early
-play Romeo and Juliet reflects a lot of violence and rebellion
-splendid era for literature
Character analysis - Benvolio
- does not like to fight
- more mature
- tires to keep them from fighting
- 'i do but keep the peace'
Themes- light and darkness
shakespeare uses images of light to illustrate how love shines out against the darkness of conflict but when Romeo is banished the lovers' light seems to fade
Romeo and Juliet love is romatic but the nurse refers to physical love and lady capulet suggets that marriage should be about money and status
The prologue suggests that romeo and juliet are fated to fall in love and then die and so the audience are aware of the inevitability of their deaths
Language form and structure:dramatic irony
from the prologue the audience know that this story will end in tragedy but the character have no knowlgae of their fate
Language form and structure: Poetry and prose
shakespeare often uses prose sentences without set rhythms for common and comic characters and then changes to poetry for those who are noble or for elevated topics such as love
Language form and structure: Blank Verse
Much of the play is written in black verse where there are then syllables in a line and in Shakespeare time blank verse was often used to express the theme of love
Language form and structure: Imagery
words connected to loght and religion are used throughout the play to indicate how heavenly and bright the love is between romeo and juliet. Darkness is usually link to bad omens and fate