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Act Three Scene One is a Turning Point in the Play, Bearing in Mind What Comes Before and After, How Does Shakespeare Makes This Scene So Dramatic?

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Act Three Scene One is a Turning Point in the Play, Bearing in Mind What Comes Before and After, How Does Shakespeare Makes This Scene So Dramatic? Romeo and Juliet is a dramatic love tragedy situated in Verona, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet declare forbidden love as both houses have a terrible feud help amongst them. Their love, however, is too powerful so they both commit to a hurried marriage and immediately after, in act three scene one their circumstances pay the consequences. Shakespeare uses many devices to capture how dramatic this scene really is, for instance, how rapid the pace is set; the feud held between the families; eruption before act three scene one and the characters themselves. Tybalt Capulet is always seeking an excuse to fight the Montague's and he finds the perfect one when he discovers Romeo intruding his Capulet ball. He maintains his anger towards Romeo and in act three scene one he demands to fight him. Romeo, on the other hand, in now married to his cousin, he declines Tybalt's offer to fight, this action causes more hatred towards Romeo and fury builds inside Tybalt. The audience knows something will happen due to Tybalt's character being fierce; angry; determined; violent and more. ...read more.

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Once this has fallen upon the audience they know that something exciting but tragic will conclude the play. The balcony scene is very meaningful and a powerful message is sent off. Juliet is perched upon her balcony then Romeo approaches her and the balcony symbolises this complication that is a burden upon their shoulders, it shows that matters wont be easy, "And the place death, considering who thou art." She is alerting him about how dangerous it is for him to see her, in particular, this is setting off how strenuous it is going to become for them. Another negative feeling about the play is illustrated when there is a street brawl that occurs in the morning in act one scene one, it gives a feeling of the friction between the houses and how dense the heat really is, "Do u bite your thumb at us sir?" "Do u quarrel sir?" They are provoking each other so at an early stage we are hit with a very tense scene. Act three scene one is the crisis point, all events prior to it have been built up for it. Right from the beginning, Benvolio predicts hazards, "For now these hot days, is the mad blood stirring." ...read more.

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After act three scene one, the situation breaks for the worst. Romeo is declared banished from Verona as he did slay Tybalt, "Immediately we do exile him." This prosecution is terrible for Romeo and Juliet as the can not continue seeing each other, they are in love so this news comes as a great shock and a horrible turn in their life. All her family including the nurse, the one person she thought would understand and the only person she told, persuade her to accept Paris's hand in marriage, "Romeo // is banished, I think it best you married with the county. // Oh he's a lovely gentleman." Juliet is feeling alone, her beloved friend is deserting her wishes with Romeo. Juliet finds herself in a trapped situation, she seeks Friar Lawrence for help and admits she would rather be dead than marry Paris, "O bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, // From off the battlements of any tower." He suggests the sleeping potion to solve her problem, a potion that would make her appear dead, when infact, she is under a deep sleep. Romeo is unaware of her new plan, he then thinks she is dead so commits suicide, after, Juliet wakes up and is devastated so, knowing she can not live without him. she does the same. Once they had everything in their grasp, now they hold nothing but death. ...read more.

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