Theme Of Tension In Romeo And Juliet

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In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates tension in the play between characters throughout the scenes. It creates feelings of anxiety and excitement for the audience. Shakespeare structures the play starting of peacefully and then gradually the problems and the tension increases dramatically. In act 3 scene 5 as Lady Capulet is calling for Juliet, Shakespeare creates tension making the audience feel scared, because they don 't want Lady Capulet to find out about Juliet’s marriage. Shakespeare shows Juliet’s panic, this is shown when Juliet says “Who is’t that calls? Is it my lady mother? ” Shakespeare used repetition suggesting what Juliet is feeling which is panic and worry. Shakespeare used a rhetorical question showing how Juliet has reacted from Lady Capulet entering her room because in the Elizabethan era, mothers wouldn’t look after her baby, someone else would. Juliet got scared when she came to her room, the same thing happens to the audience, they would feel scared. Shakespeare used dramatic irony increases tension when Lady Capulet was talking about Romeo and insulting him but Juliet wasn’t insulting him, she twists her words and outsmarts her. One of Juliet’s rhetorical questions states “what unaccustomed cause procures her hither?” this informs the audience that they have a formal relationship making it awkward for Lady Capulet to bring up news to Juliet. In act 1 scene 3, when Lady Capulet was going to bring up the news of marriage she calls Nurse back in
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