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Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet is the turning point in this play. Up until this scene, Romeo and Juliet fall in love and are able to see each other in secret, which means the two of them are happy, leav

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Romeo and Juliet Coursework The play was written by William Shakespeare about young love at first site, but being forbidden to see each other as they are from separate feuding families. This play is a tragedy because there are fights and murders and the people the audience care for and hope succeed (Romeo and Juliet) aren't able to get their way. But mainly it is a tragedy as the main characters sadly die in the end. Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet is the turning point in this play. Up until this scene, Romeo and Juliet fall in love and are able to see each other in secret, which means the two of them are happy, leaving the mood and atmosphere of the play positive. However, after this scene and after Romeo has killed Tybalt, he gets banished from Verona and is not able to see Juliet anymore. The mood is now negative and sad as the two destined for each other aren't able to see each other anymore which leads to both of their unexpected deaths. ...read more.


This play is made with a lot of dramatic irony (where the audience know things that the characters don't), to make the play seem clever and special. The main example throughout the play is that the whole audience know about Romeo and Juliet's marriage and love for each other but most characters on the set have no idea about it. This is because they both know if their families found out they would be angry at them as they are from feuding families. Dramatic irony adds suspense to the play. The audience know the character's don't understand what's going on behind their backs, which makes them wonder what will happen when they do find out, if they do. The audience expect the oblivious characters to find out eventually as we know the play is a tragedy. However, Shakespeare is clever and ends the lives of his main characters before the other characters find out. This results in an end to the feud between the families. ...read more.


The suspense of "what will happen next" is used generally at the end of each scene. Tybalt challenging Romeo, Romeos fate after murdering Tybalt, Friar Lawrence's Potion, Juliet taking the potion, etc. Act 3 Scene 1 is a well written turning point for where the couples love goes wrong for them. This gives it importance and makes it dramatic in the sense that we have fighting and don't know how the fight will end or what will happen once it does. This affects the audience as it gives them a shock and makes them hope that things end well for the couple although there is doubt in their mind that it will. I think this scene is very well written as the turning point and makes the audience unexpected of how all the fights will end and what will happen after the fights. It leaves many questions in your mind during the scene and after the scene and the way you cheer for Romeo once his won the fight but then suddenly realise how bad the consequences could be makes you really think and worry for him and Juliet's marriage and secret love. ...read more.

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