Juliet's Gushing Speech in Romeo and Juliet

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The Gallop Apace speech is set in Romeo and Juliet just after Romeo has killed Tybalt. This has resulted in him being banished from Verona. This is dramatic irony because we as the audience know this but Juliet does not and continues to gush about their happy future together as she waits for him to return to her to consummate their marriage. This builds up the suspense as we wander what might happen when Juliet finds out that her newly wed husband has killed her dear cousin Tybalt. We know that everything in this speech is unlikely to materlise and therefore it foreshadows their impending death.

This speech is a soliloquy which a speech made by one person is talking to themselves and/or the audience to analyse their own feelings. This reveal to the audience exactly how they feel when maybe they wont have known the true extent of them otherwise. It is important Juliet has one here as it shows her true feelings for Romeo before the emotional turmoil in the wake of Tybalt’s death. This also causes the dramatic irony build, as we know these feelings are likely to change when she finds...

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