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Chose a scene from Romeo and Juliet and examine Shakespeare's skill as a playwright

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Chose a scene from Romeo and Juliet and examine Shakespeare's skill as a playwright The scene I have chosen to examine is Act three scene one. In this scene Tybalt approaches Benvolio and Mercutio looking for Romeo. When Romeo arrives they fight and Mercutio is killed. Romeo in his rage seeks after Tybalt and kills him. Romeo is then banished from fair Verona and leaves Juliet alone. This scene is the most dramatic and exciting scene in the play it tells the story of two unnecessary deaths caused by love and family feuds. The ending scene from Act two is a romantic and happy scene where Friar Laurence marries Juliet and Romeo. The audience is lulled into a false sense of security as the next scene shows the consequences of their actions revealing more pain and anguish within the two families. ...read more.

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He is filled with such anger and hatred towards Tybalt that in a split second of erratic behaviour he loses his peace of mind and kills Tybalt, the dear and beloved cousin of his wife. At the opening scene of the play we are shown how miserable Romeo is about his love Rosaline and now Shakespeare turn this misery into genuine despair as he contemplates life without Juliet. At this point Romeo suffers from uncontrollable grief before the Friar and draws a dagger to his head. Romeo blames himself for Mercutios death as it was but between himself and Juliet and Mercutio managed to get involved in the fight and mistakably was killed. Romeo feels that it should have been his life that was taken and not the life of his dearest friend Mercutio. ...read more.

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The Prince enters the scene right at the end and he is plainly angered by the families' feud and yet lacks the strength to reconcile their differences. He is solemn that he couldn't do anything to prevent these to innocent deaths. He blames the men of the households for not sorting out their difference and does not feel pity on them as they only have themselves to blame for this tragic incident. "Romeo slew him, he slew Mercutio who now the price of his dear blood doth owe?" In this scene Shakespeare uses his skills well to show a different side of Romeo that we would never have expected to have seen it keeps the audience in suspense and occupied. What fate will come to Romeo and Juliet his love will they find each other or will it all end in tragedy? Hattie Pullen 11H ...read more.

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