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How does Shakespeare show Romeo's mood change in Act 3 Scene 1. You should consider his language, his actions and how you think the role should be acted.

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How does Shakespeare show Romeo's mood change in Act 3 Scene 1. You should consider his language, his actions and how you think the role should be acted. In this Essay I shall be talking about this very important part in the play, Act 3 Scene 1. This part in the play show's a how Romeo's mood changes from being happy, to being devastated in a very short time. My aim is to explain why Act 3 Scene 1 is such an important part of the play. At the beginning of the play we learn that Romeo was deeply in love with someone called Rosaline. He was very depressed because he wasn't going out with Rosaline, then as soon as he saw Juliet he totally forgot about Rosaline and he got hooked on Juliet. When he first saw Juliet he thought that she was the most beautiful person in the world, He'd never seen such beauty in all his life. "O she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night..." ...read more.


"I do protest I never injured thee" When he say's this on the stage he would be sounding very scared and alarmed, and he is no longer in the happy joyful mood he was in when he came onto the stage. He is protesting that Tybalt is attacking him because he had done nothing wrong to Tybalt Tybalt and Romeo are now family, because Romeo married Juliet and Tybalt is Juliet's cousin, Romeo and Juliet got married in Act 2 scene 6. When Tybalt and Mercutio start fighting Romeo tries to be the peacemaker Romeo's trying to get Benvolio to draw his weapon to help Romeo to stop his new family member Tybalt and Mercutio from fighting. "Draw, Benvolio, beat down there weapons" Romeo is asking Benvolio to try and help him to stop the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio, while he is trying to stop them from fighting, his voice would sound quite intense and forceful, for he is trying to break up a fight. Benvolio is Romeo's cousin. Due to Romeo's desire for peace Tybalt stabbed Mercutio under Romeo's arm, when Romeo was trying to stop them from fighting. ...read more.


Mercutio is dead so one of us will accompany him, either you or I, He is now advancing towards him on the stage drawing his sword. Now Romeo has just realized that what he has done could ruin his relationship with Juliet because he has killed her cousin. Because of what the prince said, if any of the two family's start a fight again then they will have to die. So on the stage the actor would be sounding worried and in shock. He says "O I am fortune's fool" He has had great fortune, until now In Act 3 scene 1 you see Romeo's mood change greatly, from him being very happy at the beginning of the scene, because he has married the girl of his dreams Juliet, then he becomes confused and alarmed, because he is getting attacked by Tybalt, then, he becomes upset by his friend's death was his fault, then he becomes angry because Tybalt, killed his Best friend, then after killing Tybalt, he becomes Devastated because he realized what he has done, he thinks he has ruined his relationship with Juliet, and maybe he will be put to death. By James Hayward ...read more.

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There are some good points made in this essay but there are opportunities to link points up within the scene and with other points in the play, which would enable the scene to be analysed in more depth.
When considering a particular scene always think about the setting (the weather for example), and what this contributes to the scene and its meaning.

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