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Explore the Way That Shakespeare Makes Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo an Djuliet Dramatically Effective

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The play starts with the serving men and servants setting the tables. This is important as it gives an insight into the lower class point of view. The speech made by a servant at the start of the play is also important as it sets the mood for the rest of the party. It shows that the servants are taking cautions and are under pressure to make sure that everything runs smoothly for the Capulet's party. This is Evident in Act one Scene five, line 1 and 2. "Where's Potpan, that he helps not to take away? He shift a trencher, He scrape a trencher?" These rapidly asked questions that the serving man is worried.

Capulet's mood is very jovial and cheery which is shown between lines 15-24 when he repeatedly greets with guests. "Welcome, gentlemen! (Line 15), "Welcome, gentlemen!" (Line 20) and also on line 24, "Welcome, gentlemen!". This tells us that Capulet is trying to put across an image that he is quite jolly and light hearted. The mood of the Capulet's is much different in this part of the play than the fight at the start of the play when they appear very aggressive. At the moment they are portraying themselves as warm and welcoming people. They are not interested in fighting and they just want everyone to enjoy the party and Shakespeare uses this for dramatic effect. They are in contrast from the fighting scene.

This scene catches the audience's attention because it is a lively and fun atmosphere and is more light-hearted than the previous scenes. It also creates an excitement for the readers as they wonder on what will happen.


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