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Consider the dramatic effect of Act 3 scene 1 and its importance to the play as a whole Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was written in the 16th century. Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is about a love tragedy about two people who fall in love and are from feuding families. The intended audience was for people who visited the play regularly and enjoyed the chance to experience drama in its full capacity in theater. Elizabethans love was very different from typical modern times. Elizabethans was a deeply pious person and was typically married at a very young age. This can be illustrated. By Juliet as she marries Romeo despite the fact that she is also quite young. I t is by its very nature their strong lover for each other that cause such intense feelings between them and paradoxically it is this love which fuels the feud and the animosity between the two families. The dramatic tension helps the play become more interesting, so the audience in the 16th century will become more involved. The dramatic tension is very vital this scene, as this builds up excitement and makes the audience drag to contradict what is going to happen next it is important to realise that the power and impact of this scene not only from scene it self, but is ...read more.

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There are many factors that might make a scene dramatically effective, such as music or sound effects, fighting, sex and romance and even a convincing plot. Dramatic effect is the effect a scene has on an audience. It is how the drama makes you feel and how effective it is. Events in act 3 scene 1 are dramatically effective because they keep the audience in suspense and because there is a lot of dramatic tension, the audience are intrigued by this and this makes them want to see more. Events preceding this scene like the fight in act 1 scene 1 plus when Romeo goes to the Capulet party, may make the audience anxious and exited about what is going to happen next. We know Tybalt wants a fight page 43 lines 88-91 "Patience perforce with choler meeting makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting". Romeo's savage behavior is that he is exiled from Verona. Characters Not only are two important characters lost (Mercutio and Tybalt), characters' attitudes and feelings are altered as well. From this scene on, Romeo is much more sneaky and underhanded, and until the end is very sparse in the play and not often seen. Other Character attitudes become more sinister and murderous; as both families want revenge for the loss of there loved ones. ...read more.

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The way that the story upholds leaves the audience believing the play couldn't end any other way. These 2 scenes are very effective at expressing the feud, and show us that violence and conflict are central to this play. Mercutio is fatally wounded and before he dies he puts a curse upon both the Montagues and the Capulets. "A plague o both your houses. They have made worms meat of me. I have it, and soundly, too. Your houses!" This curse is witnessed by the audience, it is to come to true later in the play when both "houses" lose one of their children in tragic death in the end. This play has not reached half way point and of the central characters is dead with another tragic death for both 2houses" and further life loss. Without the death of Mercutio, none of this would have occurred and Romeo and Juliet secret marriage may have been accepted by both families in time. In conclusion I think that Shakespeare creates lot of great popular plays. He has, made Romeo and Juliet young lovers and they have found there destiny. I also think that Act 3 scene 1 is the most important part of the play, because this is the whole play just changes around. The scene also has dramatic contrast between characters. Each character in the play provides a frame to, their attitudes contrasting with young lovers. ...read more.

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