• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Act 1 Scene 1 and Act 3 Scene 1. These two scenes have the same sort of structure because they both begin with comedy then an extreme change to the scenes that are filled with tension and anger.

Extracts from this document...


In Act 1 Scene 1 Samson and Gregory make a lot of sexual innuendos about the Capulet's, Abram believed that one of their jokes was to him, "Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?" Their jokes carried on until Benvolio entered, he acts like a peacemaker by trying to stop their quarrelling. Then Tybalt entered the scene and was like a spark that triggered of the fight once again. The Prince of Verona enters and the fight came to a halt. In Act 3 Scene 1 Mercutio starts to joke with Benvolio but he is not in the mood because he believes another fight may start because the Capulet's were about, "The day is hot, and the Capulet's are abroad" which shows pathetic fallacy since he is comparing the weather to what may occur as a heated argument, dramatic irony, because the audience would have been thinking the same thing as Benvolio. A fight does occur and Mercutio is stabbed by Tybalt, then Romeo wants revenge and stabs Tybalt. Once again Prince Escales enters and gives a very long speech and condemns Romeo to banishment. These two scenes have the same sort of structure because they both begin with comedy then an extreme change to the scenes that are filled with tension and anger that just wants to burst out. ...read more.


Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me" Tybalt refuses and still wants to fight Benvolio. Death is shown when Tybalt says "Turn thee Benvolio and look upon thy death" once again Benvolio is acting like a peacemaker. Romance is also another theme in the play with how just less than a day "Romeo and Juliet" wish to marry! In Act 3 Scene 1 the theme of conflict is still shown but to a much further extent which then turns into violence, because two deaths were the result from one brawl. Tybalt uses love and hate at one time, "Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford, no better term that this: thou art a villain'. This is such a strong sentence with the use of adjectives; love and villain, in Elizabethan times to be called a villain was an extremely rude remark and the person of whom it was too would feel very upset or furious at the remark! The exploration of these themes would make the audience understand more about themselves if they are in some of the situations that are contained within the play for example, the fact that no matter who you may be in love with the family would always be involved and fights may occur which does occur in "Romeo and Juliet". ...read more.


The death of Tybalt could result to the end of "Romeo and Juliet's" relationship already from just being married for less than one day they would have to breakup. Also the Prince threatened the two households of death if they were to have another brawl in public. Act 3 Scene 1 is also a major turning point for Romeo for he understands that his actions will cost for his life with Juliet. Romeo also understands that as long as this feud with the two households is occurring he can never be with Juliet and live a happy life for the two families will not let it happen. Fate plays another theme within the play and "Romeo and Juliet" believe that they were met to meet at the party. Act 3 Scene 1 has conflict and violence there is much more tension in the scene and much more bloodshed and the death of two characters on both sides of the family. Also with one of the protagonists within the scene the audience would believe that the scene is more important. Furthermore Prince Escales has already threatened the two households to never have another brawl within public especially and yet a brawl occurred. Furthermore the language within the scene is much more powerful and it probably has a bigger impact on the audience. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Romeo and Juliet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Romeo and Juliet essays

  1. How does Shakespeare create excitement and tension in Act 3 Scene 1?

    Zounds! ..." Here he should look and sound angry, he should look at all of the Mountagues around him, and they in turn should look back at him, shocked at what has happened. "Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm."

  2. What atmosphere does Shakespeare create in Act 3 scene 1 and how does he ...

    Mercutio knew he was dying ' tomorrow. And you shall find me a grave man, I am peppered' this means tomorrow I will be dead, I am finished. Mercutio also knew Romeo getting in the way had made him get injured 'why the devil came you between us?

  1. Explain How Shakespeare Creates Dramatic Tension in III.v

    An example of this is when Juliet finally gets the confidence to stand up to her parents when she is told she will be marrying Paris. "I will not marry yet, and when I do I swear/ It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate. / Rather than Paris.

  2. Romeo + Juliet - The Opening - Act 1 Scene 1.

    They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn into despair. Juliet replies, 'Saints do not move, though grant for prayers sake. Romeo comes back with, 'Then move not, while my prayers effect I take . Romeo then kisses Juliet and says, 'Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purg d .

  1. How does Act 3, scene 1 fit into the structure of 'Romeo and Juliet', ...

    If they were to have found out the feud would have got worse and all hell would have broken loose in Verona. Because of Romeos marriage to Juliet he is now related to Tybalt through marriage. Because of this he is even more reluctant to fight Tybalt in Act 3 Scene 1 than if he wasn't related to him.

  2. How does Shakespeare create tension in act 1 scene I of Romeo and Juliet?

    The characters in this movie try to maintain their respect by making sure any offender is dealt with accordingly. Other movies such as 'step up' are also about pride and respect. Gregory then makes a weighty statement which is the base of the theme in act 1 scene 1.

  1. 'Romeo and Juliet' W.Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 5 and Act 3 Scene 1 - ...

    We also hear of the revelation of a planned meeting for Juliet and Paris. Lady Capulet tells Juliet "this night you shall behold him at our feast." It is interesting to know both Romeo and Juliet originally go to the feast to look at different people.

  2. Essay - Romeo and Julliet Act 1, Scene 1 and Act 3, Scene 1

    (Benvolio, Act One, Scene One) 'What are drawn among these heartless hinds? (Tybalt, Act One, Scene One) 'I do but keep the peace, put up thy sword, Or manage it to part these men with me.' (Benvolio, Act One, Scene One)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work