In the Elizabethan era women were treated less than men because it was the patriarchal society and this means that men are in charge. While Juliet's proclamation reinforces the depth of her love, it also reminds the audience that true love exists in private realm, separated from moral codes and expectations. It would appear that he has her best interests at heart. The argument that that Romeo and Juliet is not a classical tragedy gains some credence with the circumstances surrounding the terrible events that occur in Act 3. He assumes that Juliet now thinks of him as a murderer and threatens to stab himself.
As they talk Tybalt followed by a couple of servants enters the scene. The feud between these two families has been going on for so long that they have currently forgot what they are fighting over. Alla stoccata carries it away. Romeo attempts to comfort Mercutio who dispatches his page to find a doctor. Capulet says that because of the terrible recent events, he has had no time to ask his daughter about her feelings for Paris. In this video, Professor Regina Buccola of Roosevelt University provides an in-depth summary and analysis of the plot, characters and themes of Act 3, Scene 3 of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Act 3 Scene 5 is a crucial scene in the play, one with the most dramatic tension and the turning point of the story where things take a turn for the worse for the two lovers.
In Act 3, Shakespeare continues to define love as a condition wherein lovers can explore selfless devotion by the selfish act of retreating into a private cocoon. Conversely, one could argue that the tragic forces at work are immovable even though they are man-made. Romeo bemoans his fate because being banished is like a living death. Then, arrives from Verona with the news of Juliet's apparent suicide. The dagger she speaks of is Romeo's, thus highlighting the sexual overtones of her proclamation. The Montagues and Capulets reconcile over a shared sense of loss, rather than moral or societal pressure. The Prince arrives and demands to know who started this.
He approaches Benvolio and Mercutio and asks to speak with one of them. Scene 5 Scene 5 takes place in Capulet's Orchard. The Friar tells Romeo to go and visit Juliet that night and leave for Mantua in the morning. Romeo feels even worse when he hears about how he has hurt his new bride. Gold, as a symbol, underlies the family feuding. She recently told Juliet to forget Romeo, and Juliet is still reeling from what she sees as a betrayal. Romeo, in his agitated state, is unable to accept the calm, philosophical reasoning the Friar offers.
She worries that she will never see him again. But this all changes, faster than a flash of lightning. Romeo throws himself to the floor. Your Juliet is alive for whose sake you were just threatening to kill yourself. Stay a while in Mantua. Take heed, take heed, for such die miserable. The Prince doesn't want to hear their arguments.
Romeo cannot entertain her claims; he must leave before the morning comes or be put to death. The friar tries to counsel Romeo but the youth is so unhappy that he will have none of it. Friar Laurence realizes that this new wrinkle derails his plan, so he immediately orders a crowbar so that he can rescue Juliet from the Capulet tomb. With the urgency of youth, they have already secretly married and are plotting with Friar Laurence a way to be together despite their families' feud. While there is a blooming love between the main protagonists of the play, Romeo and Juliet respectively, there is hate between the families of the two, the Capulet and Montague.
Act 3, Scene 1 is a very dramatic scene, and is the turning point of the story; the climactric. He declares that should Romeo be found within the city, he will be killed. Tybalt and his men run away. O, he's a lovely gentleman! It may be the Prince's men. Juliet assumes Romeo has killed himself, and she resigns to die herself.
Meanwhile, he writes a letter for Balthasar to give to , explaining the situation. Romeo protests that he has good reason to love Tybalt, and does not wish to fight him. Since Romeo killed Tybalt, Romeo should also die. A crowd quickly gathers, including the Prince, who wants to know who started the fight. What if Romeo had arrived at the Capulet tomb two hours later, or if Friar Laurence had arrived one hour earlier? Instead, now he must rip it from his body, and, in the process, die. Now listen to me: those who act the way you are acting now die miserable. This scene draws together major themes of the play — maturation, sex, day and night, the use of language and class roles — demonstrating how they interact and are involved in the inevitable culmination of the narrative.
The success of this plan is highly contingent on timing and circumstance. She waits impatiently for her wedding night. Mercutio is appalled by Romeo's behavior and thinks he's gone crazy, so Mercutio steps up and fights Tybalt on Romeo's behalf. Capulet, the Lady Capulet, and Paris enter the scene discussing Juliet's sorrow at the death of Tybalt. Act 3 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet is one of the most dramatic of scenes in the play. He seems to see people as the cause of his death, and gives no credit to any larger force. She kisses Romeo in hopes that the poison will kill her as well, but it doesn't work.
Furthermore, we see, for the first time in the play, Juliet disobey her parents, and develop into a mature young lady capable of making her own decisions. Friar Laurence tries to encourage Romeo. Every sentence is filled with some kind of drama, tragedy, emotion and, of course, love. Romeo is distraught because he regards banishment as a form of living death when he cannot be with. Though Shakespeare could have written her as simply a functional character, he instead gives her layers - she is defined by her service to a young woman whom she also resents. Tybalt starts an argument with Mercutio.