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Analyse the dramatic importance of Romeo and Juliet's first meeting and the fight scene.

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"Romeo and Juliet" Analyse the dramatic importance of Romeo and Juliet's first meeting and the fight scene. This essay will analyse the dramatic importance of Romeo and Juliet's first meeting and the fight scene. The play shows the fate of two lovers victimized by the disputes and misunderstandings of their elders and by there own quick temperament. Shakespeare borrowed the tragic story of the two young Italian lovers from a long narrative poem, the story was originally written by English writer Arthur Brooke. Shakespeare however added the character of Mercutio and increased the roles of the friar and the nurse. The two scenes in Romeo and Juliet are dramatically important because the two scenes are the major causes of the story line. The first scene this essay will be analysing is Act 1 Scene 5; this scene is where Romeo and Juliet first meet. The other scene the essay will be analysing is Act 3 Scene 1 this scene is where Tybalt challenges Romeo to fight but refuses, so Mercutio challenges Tybalt which results in his death. Within the play they portray love and conflict in negative and positive ways. In Act 1 Scene 5 Romeo and Juliet's passion for one another over comes the fact that they belong to families that hate one another. ...read more.

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The scene then goes on where Tybalt spots Romeo, but when he goes to tell Lord Capulet, Capulet allows Romeo to stay, forbidding Tybalt from making any scene in front of the guests, 'he shall be endured, what Goodman here or you? Go to, you'll not endure him.' At this point the argument between Tybalt and Lord Capulet confirms the audience's views that Tybalt is very aggressive. Tybalt now has a concrete reason to hate Romeo. The scene at this point is very dramatically important because it is the development of Tybalt's character showing aggression which foreshadows the fight in Act 3 Scene 1. Tybalt's exit after the threat makes the threat hang in the air, and more aggressive. In this scene the key themes in play include love, where Romeo and Juliet meet and death where Tybalt vows revenge. In this scene Romeo's characterization is of a fair person who shows his affection, and real feelings no matter what the consequences. Juliet's character is of a respectful person who also shows her affection and is not afraid to speak her mind. Act 3 scene 1 is also dramatically important because it is the pivotal point of the play and ends in consequences. The mood of the start of the scene is a change from the rest of the scenes in the play; the scene is all about love and fun, with two rich families and no major aggression. ...read more.

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After Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo's many emotions are in turmoil and the strength of his grief and anger are plain for the audience to see," Away to heaven, respective lenity and fire-eyed fury be my conduct now! " This is understandable and supports the view of the audience that Romeo is a character who wears his heart on his sleeve and is to an extent ruled by his emotion in the play. In this scene the key themes involve all death, conflict and love. The scene ends on an awful note to the prince banishing Romeo to Mantua. Both scenes are dramatic in there own way, because the two scenes are the storyline of the play. If these two scenes were not as dramatic as they are, the play wouldn't be as popular as it is. The play dramatizes life's conflicts and shows that no matter how much deep the hatred is love will over come it. After the death of their only son and daughter they agree to make up, however if this wasn't the result they wouldn't have made up showing that death had to bring them together. Throughout the play, the dramatic quality improves because the scene starts to include more tension towards the audience within the play. ?? ?? ?? ?? Taibah Rehman 10E 1 ...read more.

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