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Amie Bohea GCSE Course work-William Shakespeare How does William make act 1 scene 5 dramatically effective? William Shakespeare makes the play dramatically effective by using dramatic irony, mood, pace, language and aside. He makes act 1 scene 5 dramatic by using what is known as an aside this is where it allows the audience to her what the characters are thinking and feeling, just like when Romeo says “o, she doth teach the torches to burn bright”, this shows that there is a kind side to Romeo and that he thinks Juliet shines brighter than the torches, this is dramatic language that the audience will enjoy. When Romeo saw Juliet through the crowd he didn’t know that she was a Capulet and she was a foe, we could tell that he didn’t know this because he says “is she a Capulet?” but the audience already know this because of the prologue, when this happens its called a dramatic irony, this makes the audience more interested in what is happening. In the play the moods are changing all the time, you can see this in act 1 scene 1 and act 1 scene 5 because in act 1 scene 1 there is a lot of violence, you can see there is a lot of violence because it starts off with quite a few people fighting in the street where as in act 1 scene 5 the mood is happy and playful, you can tell that the mood is happy and playful because Juliet says “saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake” when she is flirting with Romeo but the scene changes when Tybalt appears. The pace changes all the time just like when Romeo sees Juliet the pace slows down where as when Tybalt sees Romeo the pace speeds up. Tybalt spots Romeo is a Montague “this by his voice should be a Montague/fetch me my rapier boy”. This is dramatic effective because the audience thinks that Tybalt is going to attack Romeo. The audience expects this because in the prologue mentions ‘blood’. When Romeo

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