Good morning 9.2 and welcome to our presentation. Today we will be exploring the scene of the Capulet’s Ball (Act 1 Scene 5) in the famous play of Romeo and Juliet. Our aim today is to discuss the significance of this scene and prove its importance in the play. The aspects we will be exploring is the purpose of the scene, characterisation and themes. To begin with Lara will be giving us a short summary of what happens in this scene.
There are a number of characters in this scene. These include the 4 serving men, Capulet, Cousin Capulet, Romeo, Tybalt, Nurse, Juliet and Benvolio.
Tybalt- In this scene Shakespeare represents Tybalt negatively. He wants his audience to see Tybalt as aggressive and violent. This is shown when as soon as a small mishap happens at the ball Tybalt says, “This, by his voice, should be a Montague. Fetch me my rapier, boy. What, dares the slave. Come hither, covered with an antic face, To fleer and scorn at our solemnity? Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin.” He is shown to want to solve anything and everything with a fight. Tybalt is foreshadowed as an intolerant and impatient man with a bad temper, which is also shown when he says, “It fits when such a villain is a guest. I’ll not endure him”
Capulet- Capulet is betrayed as a sensible, commanding but also convivial. Shakespeare represents him in a positive way. Shakespeare wants his audience to like Capulet in…