Discuss How Shakespeare uses dramatic techniques Essay
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The audience have probably guessed that it will be an angry argument as he wants the best for Juliet. This is shown at the start of his speech; “When the sun sets, the air doth drizzle dew But for the sunset of my brother’s sun It rains downright. How now! A conduit, girl? What, still in tears? ” His speech is well thought out and he shows he does have some concern for his daughter. He has imagery and alliteration in his speech which his main focus is on, rather than the main focus being Juliet.
This allows the audience to have more sympathy for Juliet as it shows Lord Capulet isn’t really too bothered about her.
He express his disapproval of her crying by saying “evermore showering? ” He then moves on to talk about juliets grief which contrasts with the first part. He shows he disapproves of the crying. He has no sympathy or understanding for why Juliet is so upset and this therefore allows the audience to have even more sympathy for Juliet. He compares her to a ship “sailing in this salt flood”; he warns her she will also sink and be wrecked like a ship. Once Capulet has finished he rant, he leaves and Juliet is in a state of despair and worry. She begs her mother to help and she would rather die than marry.
However Lady Capulet still offers no sympathy and this only makes the audience feel even more sympathy for Juliet as both her parents have abandoned her. Lady Capulet agrees with Lord Capulet, she isn’t angry with Juliet just naturally cold hearted. The audience may then doubt that Lady Capulet could be as cruel to her only child as her reaction is shocking. Lady Capulet tells Lord Capulet that Juliet doesn’t want to marry parish but is thankful to him, therefore demonstrating that she feels he shouldn’t be too harsh with Juliet because she is grateful.
Lord Capulet asks lots of quick sharp questions without waiting for an answer which shows his anger adding more tension. Juliet proceeds to try and stand up for herself as well as showing respect for her father but isn’t best please that she is being forced to marry a man that she does not love. He tells her that if she doesn’t show up at the church h he will drag her “on a hurdle” to the church himself. Capulet then verbally abuses Juliet and because she was very pale after all the crying he calls her “tallow-face”. He claims he wants to hit Juliet “My fingers itch.
” Juliet is his only child so his anger must be increasingly violent for him to want to hit her. Capulet final speech shows his anger towards Juliet. He uses words containing only one syllable showing his is irritated with Juliet because she doesn’t want to marry Paris. He shows that he respects Paris far more than Juliet and tells her she will either be thrown out or she must marry Paris. “but, and you will not wed, Ill pardon you: Graze where you will. You shall not house with me. Look to ‘t, think on ‘t; I do not use to jest. Thursday is near. Lay hand on hear; advise. And you be mind, Ill give you to my friend;
And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets,” Capulet says he will give Juliet to his friend. This is cruel seeing as she is his only child and is as if he owns her. She is treated awfully creating even more sympathy for her. She doesn’t have a fair chance at life because of Capulet. Juliet then turns to the next person for help, the nurse. Juliet looks up to her like she is a second mother. She hopes that the nurse will know what to do as she helped Juliet marry Romeo to start off with. “My husband is on earth, my faith in heaven; How shall that faith return again to earth,
Unless that husband sent it me from heaven By leaving earth? ” The nurses reply to Juliet as she cries out for heal shows how she is so different to Juliet’s mother being the complete opposite personality, yet she contrasts with Juliet’s loving nature. She shows how she is impressed that Juliet is so loyal to Romeo even though they have only been married for a matter of days. Her solution is however practical and clever. She believes Juliet should go ahead and marry Paris as Romeo has been banished after him murdering Tybalt. She tells Juliet “Romeo’s a dishclout to him”.
This is humour to convince Juliet it would be better to marry Paris and move on. Once Juliet finds there is no real solution to her problem, Juliet gives in. She goes to Friar Laurence cell to “make confession and to be asolv’d” this means there may still be hope if Friar Laurence can help her and support her. Juliet is left alone onstage as the nurse leaves, she has been abandoned by the people who have claimed to love her and support her. Juliet uses this opportunity to express he feelings in a soliloquy. This then shows the audience that she is a mature young adult and she can’t rely on anyone to help her.
She will no longer confide in the nurse as she spoke badly about Romeo whereas she had praised him in the past. She decides she will go and see the Friar and ask him for help. The soliloquy gives the audience a chance to sympathise with Juliet, as she finds herself realising the harsh difference in being young and growing up. Show preview only The above preview is unformatted text This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.