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At the end of act 3 scene 1, Romeo says 'O I am fortunes fool'. Are the events of this scene the result of bad luck

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At the end of act 3 scene 1, Romeo says 'O I am fortunes fool'. Are the events of this scene the result of bad luck or bad judgement? In act 3 scene 1 there are two major fights which both result in deaths, the first fight is between Tybalt and Mercutio, Romeo tries helping Mercutio by standing in-between Tybalt and Mercutio but Mercutio gets hurt under Romeos arm, this fight results in the death of Mercutio. Romeo then is very angry and upset with Tybalt for killing his family friend, Mercutio so the second fight comes into action. This fight shows a side to Romeo we haven't really seen a side that is violent and upset the fight results in the death of Tybalt, (Romeos new wives cousin...) They depicted fate as a woman with a wheel to which people were attached, Fate would spin the wheel and depending where you lane determine your luck, i.e. ...read more.


Bad luck is also shown in this scene when Mercutio curses the houses of both families as he dies; 'help me into some house, Benvolio, or I shall faint. A plague o'both your houses! They have made worms meat of me: I have it and soundly too. This shows that fate is popular and important at this time, it shows that Mercutio knows he's dying and can see that two families should be fighting like this so curses both households to make them realise. Shakespeare did this to create the idea of fate and how easy fate can be believed. And how bad luck leads deeper and deeper which is shown more in this scene by the two deaths and the curse. Shakespeare has put these two fights in the play to give more tension and show fate by the amount of bad luck in this scene, he also wants to create a moral to this scene and play to show that people arguing and fighting can lead to deaths and bad luck. ...read more.


'this shall determine that' this provokes Tybalt after just killing Mercutio his adrenaline is rushing and Romeo said the wrong words because he was upset and angry of the death of his friend. Mercutio doesn't help himself either by being provoked by Tybalt and not walking away; 'Tybalt you rat-catcher will you walk?' this shows the Mercutio will not walk away and is ready for a fight. Tybalt is forever provoking people into fights and is very much like Mercutio will not walk away and in denial that he may get beaten; 'I am for you!' this shows he feels he cannot get beaten but wants to make Mercutio think he can beat him and Mercutio and him being so alike Mercutio does not back down either. I feel the two death and Romeos banishment were caused by bad luck due to people being to competitive and not backing down. Romeos banishment was completely bad luck due to Mercutio not backing down and being killed which made Romeo upset and angry which resulted to Tybalts death all of this is bad luck. ...read more.

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