Diary as Miranda

Dear diary,

I saw my father (prospero) causing a tempest out in the sea. I begged and pleased with him to spare the lives of thoses onboard as ariel destroyed the ship a their chances of getting to safety. He tells me its ok there were no casualties and that they are ok as i calm down.

propaganda speech for the Trident to be renewed

The United Kingdom is one of the most strongest countries in the world thanks to modern technology. The renewal of the Trident nuclear program is key for the safety of the UK as without protection of our people who knows who or what could attack us. The trident was first introduced in the 1980s as part of the governments plan to protect its citizens from any nuclear terror threat. The programs cost was around £9.8 billion, each submarine carries 8 missiles and 40 warheads. The Trident program is a group of submarines that patrol the British seas. Without them the UK would be a big target for terrorism. Do you want to stay safe at night? Allow the trident to be renewed.

How does Shakespeare show Fate in Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a famous tragic love story that included many examples of fate, he a has many direct references to fate ,which they thought was God’s plan for the people in  the 1600’s. The play is about two star crossed lovers, who are from two rival family’s, meeting coincidentally at a party, get married and take their own lives. If you’ve read the play you’ll already know how fate plays an very important part to the story. Fate is like destiny as Romeo was destined to stumbles on a Capulet servant and was destined to meet Juliet at the party and the two to take their lives later on.

In Romeo and Juliet fate is shown as God controlling them as during Shakespeare’s time most people were very religious, the language also shows fate as people in the 1500’s believed that God had a plan for all their lives and controlled them. For example near the beginning Romeo says “But He, that hath the steerage of my course, Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen.” This is Romeo saying that he lets God guide him in life as he describes himself as a ship.”Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night’s revels” This is Romeo saying that he knows what will happen if he goes to the party where he meets Juliet. Somehow he knows his faith and knows that this party will lead to his death. Fate is also shown on the wedding day when the wedding has ended he goes and murders Tybalt, as Tybalt murdered Mercutio and Mercutio is a Montague like Romeo, not knowing that they were related through this marriage. When Mercutio is dying he shouts at the top of his voice ‘a plague on both your houses’ this does happen like the plague is lousing a child which happens to both households.

An example of fate in Romeo and Juliet is when Romeo stumbles on a Capulet servant who cant read, which is how Romeo finds out about the party that Rosiline is going to be at, coincidentally this is how Romeo found Juliet. Another example is when Friar Lawrence sends the letter to Mantua saying the plan to Romeo, he gets told Juliet is dead before he sees the letter which leads to him going back to Verona to see Juliet to see if this is true. When Romeo sees Juliet in the Capulet tomb he kills himself with the poison just how it said in the prologue. Throughout the play Romeo mentions how he might die or something is going to happen to Juliet that might not be good which coincidentally he turns out to be right, even Friar Lawrence has been known to predict Romeos fate like in act 2 scene 3 where he mentions ‘where the worse is predominant’.’ Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.’ This is Friar Lawrence saying that Evil is going to dominate Romeo and end with his death. As we know this happens as when he buys the poison he knows that its illegal to buy or sell potions but he proceeds and kills himself.

In Act 1 Scene 5 Juliet guessed her death to the nurse saying ‘My grave is like to be my wedding bed.’ she also guesses her death to be on her wedding bed. Fate is also mentioned a lot in the prologue like ‘A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life’ which is in the beginning before the play.’Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean, From forth the fatal loins of these two foes’ this is also in the prologue letting the audience know that this war between 2 families (Capulet’s and the Montague’s) will lead to a death of 2 lovers. Fate is also in the part where in Juliet’s she lies ,supposedly dead, Romeo goes to Juliet to end his life with her. But what he finds is that Juliet wakes up at the last minute after he has taken the potion. After Romeo’s death she looks to her side to see a dagger and ends her life with him.

In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare often uses a rhythmic patterns, this helps us remember lines of a soliloquy’s and sonnets and keep a steady beat to something that takes long to listen to. He has used rhythmic patterns right from the start of the play in the prologue where he uses a iambic pentameter,which is a stress unstressed, and is each line containing 10 syllables with a rhyme at the end. When Balthasar rushes to Mantuit to tell Romeo that Juliet is supposedly dead, he goes on his knees in a cross and shouts at the sky ‘Is it e’en so? Then I defy you, stars!’ he he shouting that he is not going to follow Gods plan in fate and he is going to do what he wants and to go see Juliet.

Another thing Shakespeare used allot is similes ,metaphors and personification he used them to describe people and objects like ‘Is love a tender thing? It is too rough,too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.’ This is one of Shakespeare’s similes of Romeo talking to Mercutio before the Capulet’s’ party, and compares love to a thorn. He also talks allot about irony like ‘Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet apon thy beauty’ this is Romeo is talking about how Juliet isn’t dead’ when in reality, she isn’t dead. Another technique Shakespeare used was pathetic fallacy, which plays a large role in fate and Romeo and Juliet. This is when the audience/reader knows something that the characters don’t. This happens a lot in the play like when the letter arrives, holding the plan that Juliet has done to get them together, just when Romeo leaves back for Verona. Also this happens when Juliet then takes this potion that puts her in this coma like state, no one knows about this potion except friar Lawrence but the audience knows everything.

In conclusion Shakespeare’s tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet is based on fate, without fate the whole story would wouldn’t be how it turned out to be which is why I think fate plays a huge role in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Act 5 Scene 3 scene summary

Paris is in the Capulet tomb with Juliet saying his last goodbyes with Page, which is scared to stay in the graveyard alone. Paris lays flowers as he expresses his love for Juliet to Page. Page warns Paris that somebody is approaching, Romeo enters the tomb and keeps Paris hostage demanding him giving the torch. Romeo tells Paris that he threatens Paris and is going to kill himself in Juliet’s tomb. Romeo gets in the tomb drinks the poison, and dies at her side. The Friar arrives and discovers the dead bodies of Romeo and Paris. Juliet then wakens from her “death”sleep and the bodies of Romeo and Paris lay in the tomb. Juliet tries to kill herself by stabbing her self with Romeo’s dagger. Friar lawrence confesses to the familys about the plan and the parents strife stops.


Act 5 Scene 2 scene summary

The scene starts with Friar John with Friar Lawrence discussing on who gave the letter to Romeo about the plan. Friar John admits to not giving the letter to Romeo due to the infection that has broken out in Mantua. Friar Lawrence leaves to go to the tomb as Juliet will wake up in 3 hours and she will be angry to know that Romeo doesn’t know the plan but he will send another letter to Mantua.

Act 2 Scene 4 scene summary

The nurse finally gets told from Juliet that she will be marrying Romeo soon. The nurse is trying to convince Juliet to leave Romeo and marry Paris but declines as she compares marrying Paris to marrying a toad. She tells the nurse that she will be marrying Romeo later that day in the afternoon at Friar Lawrences cell. Before the scene end Juliet leaves a rope outside her balcony for Romeo to climb up in the night.

Act 5 Scene 1 scene summary

Romeo is expecting good news, he had a dream that he was dead and Juliet kissed him and he came back to life. Balthasar arrives with news for Romeo but the news isn’t good its that he found out that Juliet was dead. Balthasar says that Romeo looks like he going to hurt himself. Romeo says “Juliet, I’ll lie with you tonight” which is implying that he will kill himself, he is also wondering where he could get his hands on poison and he realises the Apothecary has some. Romeo goes to the Apothecary to get some poison and the Apothecary want to reject him as its against the law but sells it to him as the Apothecary is poor.

Act 4 Scene 5 scene summary

Its the wedding day and the nurse enters the room to find Juliet dead she shouts it to the family and paris demands to see her. The whole family see she is dead including Friar Lawrence so the wedding is off.


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