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Act 2 scene 6 and Act 3 scene 1 are the turning point of the tragedy. After Act 2 scene 6 it seems as if everything might

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English Coursework Romeo and Juliet Act 2 scene 6 and Act 3 scene 1 are the turning point of the tragedy. After Act 2 scene 6 it seems as if everything might still to work out for Romeo and Juliet. They are passionately in love with each other. The odd thing is that friar Lawrence thinks this to start with and he changes his mind because he thinks that maybe the marriage of these two children will put an end to the family's feuds. When it comes to the wedding the Friar really wants it to work, "So smile the heavens upon this holy act..." he is blessing the marriage but it is not part of the ceremony. However he still thinks that the marriage is too quick and that they are too young "These violent delights have violent ends," he feels that the ferociousness of their love will die out very quickly and that they will get sick of each other, "The sweetest of honey is loathsome in his own deliciousness,". ...read more.

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performed they had no scenery on the stage so Shakespeare had to tell the audience to imagine what the scene would be like what time of day or night it is, or where they are like on a balcony or in the woods. This scene is the turning point of the play. Romeo gets kicked out of Verona because of his fight with Tybalt. Before this scene it seems somehow things might turn out alright for Romeo and Juliet but after this scene there doesn't look like there's any hope for them. Shakespeare presents the feeling of hate at the front of this scene. Mercutio and Tybalt break into a fight because Tybalt is looking for Romeo, he is appalled that Romeo came to their party without being invited. He cannot find Romeo so he starts on Mercutio. ...read more.

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Everything seems to be going in the wrong direction. Romeo has been banished. On top of that Juliet's father has told her she is to be married to Paris which she doesn't want to do. She can't even tell her parents she can't because she is afraid to tell them she is married to Romeo. Although Mercutio is dying he is still playing around with words "they have made worms' meat of me". His death is ironic because he is not a member of either the Capulets or the Montegues. O sweet Juliet, thy beauty hath made me effeminate, and in my temper soften'd valour's steel." He is annoyed with himself for not wanting to fight Tybalt because of Juliet. These two scenes of the tragedy are the turning point of the play they are hugely significant. Before these two scenes it looks as if Romeo and Juliet might be able to live a happy life but after them it seems all is lost. ...read more.

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