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How Act 3 Scene 1 is dramatic

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How Act 3 Scene 1 is dramatic For many years there has been bitter quarrelling between the two leading families of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets. Act 3 scene 1 is a very dramatic scene, many unfortunate things happen. There are a number of deaths including Tybalt Capulet and Mercutio good friend of Romeo and kinsman to the Prince. Then the death of Tybalt results in Romeo being banished from Verona to Mantua. At the beginning of the scene Benvolio fears the meeting of the Capulets because the prince said they are not allowed to fight anymore. This was because there had been three civil brawls already. The fights start whenever or wherever servants or members of the two families meet. It then gets worse and escalates into a civil brawl. This ends up with someone getting hurt or even gets killed. ...read more.


At the party, Tybalt recognises Romeo's voice. He feels his family has been insulted by Romeo's presence and swears to have his revenge, as Lord Capulet stopped him. Tybalt couldn't let Romeo get away with gate crashing the party; otherwise it would have ruined his reputation. To prevent this he wanted to get Romeo in public where everybody can see. Tybalt is very aggressive and belligerent. When Romeo enters Tybalt insults him so everyone could hear him, "Here comes my man. ......Romeo the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this; thou art a villain." Tybalt said it so everybody could here him because he wanted to prove that he live up to his reputation. An Elizabethan audience would expect Romeo to accept the fight. ...read more.


Anger then overcomes Romeo who avenges his friend by killing Tybalt. After Tybalt died Romeo cursed himself, "Oh I am fortunes fool." The importance of this is that he blames his love for Juliet for making him weak. At the end of the scene there is huge suspense where the Montagues are one side and the Capulet's on the other with Prince Escalus in the middle. Each families wanted justice. The Prince decides not to sentence Romeo to death, but banishes him forever from Verona for his part in the fight. This shows how the context of the play was built up and that it had many little twists to the story. In the end the Capulet's and the Montagues put their arguing at rest and end up getting along. Romeo and Juliet both ended up killing themselves because of a little misunderstanding and cross communication. ...read more.

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