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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 were written around 1595, by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play. The play is basically a love and violence play but it's hard to bring them both together because they both have a tragic outcome. The play is all about two families (Montagues and Capulets) that have a feud but their children fell in love with each other (Romeo and Juliet). Juliet's parents (the Capulets) wanted her to marry a young man named Paris, which was not the wish of Juliet but to get married to her lover Romeo. But she (Juliet) is very obedient to her parents and her father told her she will be sent away from the house if she refuses to marry Paris. This gave Juliet a lot of disturbance and went to seek advice from a peacemaker called Friar Lawrence. The violence and conflict affected the whole play because both Romeo and Juliet died at the end of the play and also both parents of the lovers were at conflict. ...read more.


We can see from this sentence that Benvolio is a peacemaker and he gave a sensible warning about two things to Mercuito. First he advised him to take a rest indoors because the Italian summer was quite very hot. Secondly, he also warned him about the members of the Capulets on the street that will always want a fight. Another way William Shakespeare used dramatic device is how events follows in rapid succession. For example when Benvolio and Mercutio were talking at the beginning of the scene, Tybalt came in, in a very short moment. This shows that, William Shakespeare did not waste much time. Nevertheless William Shakespeare also used dramatic device by showing the vivid way the personality of each character is painted, this helps the reader to imagine how the character looks. For example "...thou wilt quarrel with a man that hath a hair more, or a hair less, in his beard, than thou hast...thy head is as fun of quarrels as an egg full of meat..." said Mercutio. ...read more.


His impulse and not ready to fight especially in the case of the Capulets, got him into losing his own life in the fight at the end. But at the interference of Romeo to stop the fight, Mercuito tried to avoid Tybalt's sword but Tybalt's fencing was accurate to kill. Mercuito was combining both houses (Montagues and Capulets) even when dying. This shows this course on the Montagues trying to fight the Capulets for his Romeo. Tybalt was known for violence and always wanted a fight whenever he come across with the Montagues and their friends especially Romeo. Although he was dead, he had already caused another fight by annoying the peaceful Romeo to take vengeance on his friend's deaths which lead Romeo to kill him too. The Prince (Escales) hears about the fight and did what he called a "strict justice" and banished Romeo from Verona. The scene was made as exciting as possible so as to cover the sad and bad part of the violence and conflict in the play to make every other scene level up so as not to make it a dull and sad a story. ?? ?? ?? ?? English Coursework CHARLES FALODUN The Queen Elizabeth School 1 ...read more.

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