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Examine the presentation of the main characters in Act 3.

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Examine the presentation of the main characters in Act 3 There are many factors that make a scene dramatically effective, such, fighting, convincing plot and romance and sex. Dramatic effect has a big effect on an the readers. It helps to show 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 anxious and restless to she what is going to happen next. Events that happen in previous scenes, 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 that the trouble maker - Tybalt wants a fight, this is stated on page 43 lines 88-91 "Patience perforce with choler meeting. Makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting. I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall, now seeming sweet, convert to bitt'rest gall"coc This shows the audience he wants a fight and wants revenge. ...read more.


Romeo has different intentions as he has just married Juliet, Tybalt's cousin. The last thing he wants is a fight between the two rival families, so on this note he tries to make peace with Tybalt, page 93 line 55-58 " Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee, doth much excuse the appertaining rage, to such a greeting. Villain am I none; therefore farewell, I see thou knowest me not." This not only draws in the audience's attention but it also affects the characters in the scene. Romeo's friends are slightly shocked and confused as to why Romeo doesn't want to fight. On the other hand Tybalt doesn't like Romeo's actions he finds it slightly intimidating. He doesn't listen to what he is saying as he is too annoyed by Romeo turning up to the Capulet ball page 93 lines 59-60 "Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me, therefore turn and draw." This tells us he is still angry. From this point, the scene speeds up as the fight breaks out. ...read more.


His language at this point is very vengeful and full of hatred upon Tybalt, although at this point they are cousins. The scene reaches a high point when Romeo kills Tybalt. It is obvious what Romeo thinks 'O, I am but fortunes fool' because he realises how in careful he had been, he now knows he will be in serious trouble and he is probably worried about what Juliet will say now that Romeo has killed her cousin, this leads to confusion. In this scene people have different opinions on what has happend. For example Benvolio says on lines 143-166 pages 99-100 "Tybalt, here slain, whom Romeo's hand did slay..." etc and Lady Capulet has a different point of view. These conflicting emotions create an uneasy atmosphere. The involvement of the Prince changes this atmosphere by making it more uncomfortable to read, as the audience knows Romeo might not be able to see Juliet anymore. When the Prince decides to banish Romeo, the audience may get sad as well as the characters in the play. I think the things that help to make this scene great to read are, the amounts of dramatic irony, tension and emotion. ...read more.

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