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how does Shakespeare use dramatic devises in act 3 scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet in order to make it such an interesting, exiting and important scene?

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Q. how does Shakespeare use dramatic devises in act 3 scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet in order to make it such an interesting, exiting and important scene? Romeo and Juliet are in two different feuding families. However, Romeo doesn't understand that he would not be accepted or wanted by the Capulet who are the family in which Juliet was born in. Romeo and Juliet fall in love but they are forbidden to see each other as their families are in a dispute. After being with Juliet for a while Romeo got married to her in secret with the help of the fryer. However, Juliet has already been arranged to marry the relative of the prince who she doesn't really agree to marry. Therefore, she plays dead after taking a potion given by the fryer in order to avoid the marriage. Romeo arrives and finds Juliet 'dead' so he kills himself by taking poison. When Juliet regains consciousness she finds Romeo beside her dead, she cannot live without him so she stabs herself and dies beside him. In order to make this plot a tragedy, Shakespeare uses the technique where the hero/ main character (Romeo) after making a few personal errors like the killing of Tybalt. ...read more.


In the previous scene act1 scene5 Romeo attends the Capulets party without an invitation and also knowing that the two families are in a feud. Tybalt identifies Romeo and becomes really angry, he then goes to Capulet and tells him to throw Romeo out of the party. However, Capulet saw no threat in Romeo thus let him stay. Tybalt has become furious and promises to get his revenge at Romeo. In act3 scene1 Tybalt confronts Romeo but he refuses to fight after a romantic morning where he married Juliet secretly. "Good Capulet,--which name I tender As dearly as my own,--be satisfied". Romeo and Juliet are now married so when Romeo says this he is ironically saying that he is now part of the Capulets. Tybalt doesn't know that but the audiences do, this makes the audience eager to tell Tybalt of the news that they are now married. This devise works really well in plays because it involves the audience into the play making it more enjoyable. There is a contrast between the marriage scene and the actual fight scene. Te actors do not know about the marriage but the audiences do. ...read more.


Mercutio and Tybalt fist start off play-fighting but then it becomes serious after they taunt each other and as a result mercutio dies. As revenge Romeo chases after Tybalt and kills him. Before mercutio dies he curses both families. "A plague on both your houses" this expresses his feelings towards the two feuding families which partly led to his death. He is upset that these two families are fighting over something they're not really sure off; due to this lives are being destroyed and lost. The prince's warning was firm and the audience will wait for the consequence for Romeo of the murder of Tybalt. Questions like; what will Romeo do now? And what will the two families do? Will float around inside the audience's minds who are now eager to find out what the punishment will be. I think that after this act the audience will be left in shock especially after the marriage scene where everything must have looked liked it was going to be a happy ending where the two families unite and live along-side with each other in harmony. However, after the murders in act 3 their minds must've changed and the whole thought of a happy ending collapsing on the sight of the two deaths. ...read more.

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