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Analyse Act 3, scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet and show how Shakespeare portrays the characters in the scene. Discuss how Zeferelli's film version adds to this portrayal. Mercutio and Benvolio enter talking in the streets of fair Verona. Tybalt arrives looking for Romeo. Because he came to Capulet's party without permission and he insulted him by Tybalt getting a slap from his own uncle. Romeo arrives in a happy and lively mood because he just got married with Juliet. But Tybalt starts the trouble by calling him a villain. Romeo responds nicely by saying that he likes Tybalt and he is not a villain. Because they are cousin through marriage. But Tybalt carries on by insulting Romeo so Mercutio interferes with their arguing and picks a fight with Tybalt. Romeo and Benvolio try to break up the fight, but Mercutio ends up getting stabbed by Tybalt and Mercutio keeps yelling "A plague o' both your houses" Benvolio tells Romeo that Mercutio is dead. Romeo gets angry and says this day's black fate on more days doth depend; this but begins the woe others must end." ...read more.


Mercutio is still making jokes even though he is dying, for example When everyone asks him if he is hurt and he says "Ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch ; marry, 'tis enough." He is saying that its not that bad the scratch is enough to kill him. Mercutio continue to curse on both of their houses. In Zefferelli's film version Mercutio Gets angry so quickly. Mercutio calls Romeo a coward "O calm, dishonorable vile submission:" he fight's with Tybalt for Romeo instead, Tybalt Tybalt is intent on finding Romeo. He has come to find Romeo because he came to Capulet's party with out any permission and because of him Tybalt got slapped from his own Uncle. He doesn't see Romeo so he comes nicely and talks with Mercutio. "Gentlemen, good den: a word with one of you." Him and Mercutio talk with each other but Tybalt wants to get -Romeo. When Romeo come he insults him straightway by saying "Romeo, the hate I bear thee can afford No better term than this, thou art a villain".Tybalt disrespects him by calling him a villain. That means that nobody like him and he is not a very important person in fair Verona. ...read more.


Tybalt character doesn't change at in any part of the scene, because he is a very angry person and always look for a fight with Montague's. Benvolio's character is a good and loyal to Montague's and to his friends and he is peacemaker. He does not change before or during Act 3 Scene 1. Mercutio character is angry and bad tempered. He gets angry so quickly and he is loyal to Romeo. He does not change before or during Act 3 Scene 1. Romeo's character is kind, gentle and loving person in beginning of Act 3 Scene 1 he is gentle and loving only for half of the scene but when his best friend dies. He kills the person who kills his friend. Shakespeare builds the tension in this scene by showing anger from both sides. I think Act 3 scene 1 is the best scene in Romeo and Juliet. Romeo becomes nicer towards Tybalt because he has just married Juliet. Tybalt kills Mercutio and Romeo kills Tybalt and plays with Romeo get banished from fair Verona and the play ends in tears for both of the families. ...read more.

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