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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?

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Romeo and Juliet Coursework 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's families don't like each other and are always squabbling. At the start the two families have a fight which results in a massive scene with Prince getting involved and saying if this happens again then someone would die. Then after that a party Romeo and Juliet meet each other for the first time and fall in love, also at the party the Capulets come without being invited and when Tybalt sees this he gets angry. Because of what happens in the party the two sides meet somewhere and Mercutio gets killed by Tybalt and then Romeo kills Tybalt for killing Mercutio. After that part the prince comes to where Mercutio is lying and says that Romeo will be banished from Verona and if he was to come back then he'll be executed. Lastly what happens in the plot is that at the end Romeo and Juliet die as Romeo thinks Juliet is dead, but in fact she is asleep then kills himself. Then Juliet wakes up and finds Romeo dead and kills herself. ...read more.

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An example of this is when Benvolio says 'let's retrieve; the day is hot...it we meet we shall not escape a brawl'. The language he uses such as escape means that if the weather is hot it means Shakespeare's play that everyone is short tempered and it is even less chance for them to escape a fight. This method is pathetic as everyone is not headed for example the Montague's as they went for revenge on the Capulet's for covering to a Montague party without being invited. Also the fact that the weather is also hot conveys the feelings of the characters which is short tempered and also the mood and atmosphere by using the characters language. So basically Shakespeare uses the dramatic device of pathetic phalay to create mood and atmosphere at the start of the scene to make it more interesting and exciting. The way Shakespeare contrasts the mood of this scene with the romantic atmosphere of the previous scene (act 2 Scene 6) is that in the previous scene Shakespeare shows Romeo and Juliet all over each other and really lively in love. We know this by when Romeo says 'an Juliet, if the measure of thy joy be heaped like mine, and what they still be more blazon it, then sweeten with thy breath this religion as. ...read more.

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Overall i think this scene affects the audience making them really get into the souls of the characters and make them have numerous different emotions. What I mean by this is that when Tybalt dies they would have all been happy but Mercutio dying they would have been upset. This is mainly done with all the different dramatic devices Shakespeare uses. The think that makes act 3 scene 1 the turning point in the play is two people dying and Romeo being not allowed in Verona. So if Romeo is not allowed in Verona how is he going to see Juliet? So basically it thinks starts everything by Romeo needing a plan to see Juliet as he loves her. How the prince's words at the end of the scene interest and involve the members of the audience by him choosing what happens to Romeo. Also the fact that he audience knew what the Prince said lost time and know would order what is going to say to time and they can't disobey him. What i think of the scene is this it is very detailed and to the point and what people like to hear which makes them interested. So because of this that why probably people want to watch the play. BY RAM KANADIA ...read more.

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