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How does Shakespeare use dramatic devices in Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet in order to make it such an interesting, exciti

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How does Shakespeare use dramatic devices in Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet in order to make it such an interesting, exciting and important scene? "Romeo and Juliet" is a romantic tragedy, written in 1595 by William Shakespeare, and set in 13th century Verona. The plot is this. The Montagues and Capulet's are the two main families in Verona. For years, the have been fighting in a big feud. Their children Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, met at a party in Capulet's mansion and it is ultimately love at first sight. Romeo's best friend Mercutio is brutally slayed by Tybalt, Juliet's 'fiery tempered' cousin. ...read more.

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Romeo, believing Juliet is dead, kills himself to join Juliet in death. Juliet wakes and finds her beloved Romeo dead, also takes her life to be with Romeo. Their deaths end the terrible feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. The traditional tragedy in Elizabethan England used to be when someone of very high power becomes powerless by the end of the play; this usually ends in their death. Elizabethans were surprised when they saw the play 'Romeo and Juliet' because Shakespeare has changed the genre from the typical tragedy into a romantic tragedy, bringing the idea of romance into the play to create more tension between the two families. ...read more.

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The selflessness of Romeo and Juliet, equal in love, and willing to take their life for each other is the strong contrast between love and hate in the play. The play "Romeo and Juliet" is not all fiction, their story is based around two families from Italy in 1290, the two families 'Montecchi' and Capelletti', had an on-going feud, which ultimately destroyed these two families. Shakespeare based his play on a 1562 poem by Arthur Brooke called 'The Tragicall Historye of Romeous and Juliet', which is based around a French adaptation of Matteo Bandello, is called 'Romeo e Giulietta'. So you can see how all these ideas from different sources lead to the creation of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. although ...read more.

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