"Romeo and Juliet": Act III, Scene V Book Review

"Romeo and Juliet": Act III, Scene V
A commentary on Act III, Scene V of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".
# 148683 | 1,109 words | 0 sources | 2008 | FR
Published on Oct 29, 2011 in English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

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This paper discusses how Act III, Scene V is a key passage, because it is the only and last night that Romeo and Juliet spend secretly together and how they have to say adieu to each other because Romeo is banished and has to leave for Mantua. To study this extract, the paper first describes the characters and then examines the negative side of the scene (death, leaving), and finally, the positive side (love).

From the Paper:

"But Juliet listens only to her heart, and wants him to stay. Romeo says that the lark is singing, so he has to go because it shows that the day is coming, and Juliet knows that he is telling the truth, but she does not admit it and keeps saying that the bird they hear is the nightingale and that the light is just an illusion ("Yond light is not daylight, I know it, I: it is some meteor that the sun exhaled (...)"). So, to make her understand that he must go, he says to her that he will stay and let death take him if she wants to, so finally she becomes more lucid and tells him to go ("come, death, and welcome! Juliet wills it so."). So, we can conclude that Romeo is intelligent. He plays on Juliet's feelings to show her that the situation is serious and that he cannot stay. We can also understand that it is very difficult for them to say goodbye, they want to stay together. "

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