Why is Act 1, Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet an effective piece of drama?

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Romeo and Juliet is a play which was written by William Shakespeare in the late sixteenth century. It is about the bitter quarrels of two leading families of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets, and the miserable love story of their children, the “star-crossed lovers” (prologue). The play was first played in the Globe theatre. It focuses on two themes, love and society at war. In this essay, I will focus on each part of the scene and analyse them, looking at the social and historical context, Shakespeare’s use of language and the dramatic devices, in order to explain why Act 1 Scene 5, of Romeo and Juliet, is an effective piece of drama. Straight from the prologue, we learn that the families are “both alike in dignity” (Prologue). It refers to it yet again in Act 1 Scene 5. The masked ball, shows that the party is held to get younger people together, in this case, to get Paris and Juliet together (Juliet is a Capulet). It is also held for Capulet (Juliet’s father) to prove his rank by showing the generosity he has by having the party. The beginning of scene 5 starts by the entrance of the servants. The reason why Shakespeare chose to start with them was to show the audience, the scene shift from the previous scene and to get their attention. The fuss and the way the servants act with haste, shows the audience that the scene is a party. One of the features that stand out the most is the fact that they speak in prose, because the previous scene was only in verse […] Good thou, save me a piece of marchpane, and as thou loves me, let the porter let in Susan Grindstone and Nell. (I.v.6-8) Furthermore, they are in a good mood although a bit fussy, which gets the audience in a good mood straight from the beginning. In addition, I think that, the fact that the audience already knows that the party was held for
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