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Shakespeare uses foreshadowing to let the audience know what is going to happen in upcoming scenes. This is shown when Benvolio says “we talk here in the public haunt of men”. The word ‘haunt’ foreshadows death. However the term ‘haunt’ instantly makes the audience think of ghosts and haunting. The quotation itself foreshadows the death of a character later on in the scene. Another example of foreshadowing would be when Romeo says “This but begins the woe others must end”. The use of the word ‘woe’ shows Romeo’s misfortune and misery. When he says ‘others must end’, it foreshadows more death later on the scene. The use of foreshadowing death many times in the scene will leave the audience astonished but will hint at scenes to come. Juxtaposition is another technique which helps to create conflict. * Audience members can relate to the theme, as they will have all been a part of conflict in their lives. * Conflict is the reason why the play is tragic: it is because of the families' conflict that Romeo and Juliet die.

Shakespeare opens the play with a prologue and it is here that he first depicts the conflict between the Montagues and the Capulets. | "Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean." | Shakespeare opens his play with the first line, illustrating the "ancient" grudge that has been happening in Verona. Shakespeare does this to show that the conflict has been ongoing and isn't likely to stop. He describes it as "ancient"' to illustrate how ingrained the conflict is with the families - it is a part of their daily lives. | Juliet's inner conflict | When Juliet discovers the true identity of her true love, she is shocked and cannot believe she loves someone who she is supposed to hate. | "That I must love a loathed enemy." |…...

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