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In Shakespeare play Romeo & Juliet Act 3 scene 1 , is seen as one of the most dramatic climaxes in the play.

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How does Shakespeare create tension in this scene? In Shakespeare play Romeo & Juliet Act 3 scene 1 , is seen as one of the most dramatic climaxes in the play. Shakespeare uses dramatic devices to create tension and conflict at the beginning of this scene Romeo is portrayed as romantic poet. Who wants to have a peaceful life. Tybalt is seen perceived as his main character is for violence and aggression. On the other hand Mercutio is known as the whit joker, who tries to keep everyone happy. As the start of this scene, there is a sense of great tension in the air. ...read more.

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It is important that Shakespeare makes this scene as dramatic and thrilling as possible in order to get most impact on the audience, and make them really glooming to the play consequently Shakespeare uses several interesting technique that kept the audience on the edge of their seats. For example Shakespeare's setting to create excitement as well as danger. This scene is a possible place so there is very good chance for the two rival families to meet each other, the day is hot;"the mad blood is stirring" Shakespeare also uses conflict and violence in Act 3 scene 1 to make it more dramatic and exciting. ...read more.

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Shakespeare also uses verbal word play (puns) of their characters to create tension in the scene each insult adds to the audience's anticipation of violence. In the same way as does in act 1 scene 1 when Sampson Gregory begins a quarrel with the Montague's because Benvolio's words were exchanged. "I do bite my thumb sir" When Mercutio was actually wounded, his verbal word play makes the audience continuously question if he is truly hurt. Or simple joking around. It is the movement of his depth which makes the scene very dramatic. In conclusion it can be argued that in Act 3 scene 1 Shakespeare cleverly create tension by using dramatic language, dramatic scene, violence and conflict to effectively keep the audience interested and engaged and to move the plot forward in an interesting and thrilling manner. ...read more.

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