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Reveal and display Romeo's emotional and psychological changes in his mood during the whole of Act 3 Scene 1.

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In this coursework, I intend to reveal and display Romeo's emotional and psychological changes in his mood during the whole of Act 3 Scene 1. I will asses his mood before he met Juliet at the Capulet's party and after it. I will also try to demonstrate how important this particular scene is as a whole and distinctively to the character of Romeo. This scene is very important as it leads to Romeo needlessly avenging the murder of his close friend Mercutio by killing Tybalt in another Montague V Capulet battle which leads to Romeo's banishment from Verona and then to the couple's death. Apart from this, I will express my ideas of how some of the scenes should be acted. Paragraph 1: At the beginning of the play, Romeo is deeply in love with a young girl called Rosaline. He is very sad and has become depressed as she has rejected him. His father, Montague, senses that something is wrong with his son, "with tears augmenting the fresh morning's dew" (Act 1 Scene 1 line 127). But yet he doesn't know what the cause of his sorrow is. He describes his son as secretive and reserved "But to himself so secret and so close" (Act 1 Scene 1 line 142). He thinks his son as a very unpredictable character; "So far from sounding and discovery, as is the bud wit an envious worm" (Act 1 Scene 1 lines 145-146). ...read more.


Romeo tries to go away from Tybalt who becomes more agitated due to Romeo's puzzling words. Romeo claims to have never offended Tybalt. He says "But loves thee better than thou canst devise till thou shalt know the reason of my love. And so good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as mine own, be satisfied" (Act 3 Scene 1 lines 65-68). In here, Romeo tries to explain that, because of their new unseen family ties, there is no need to fight and their family feuds should be forgotten. Mercutio then insults Tybalt who in turn draws his sword starting the fight. The text suggests that Romeo tries to ignore Tybalt's constant insults by reminding his new family connections with him due to his recent bonding into the Capulet family circle. But his words are very baffling to Tybalt who then becomes twitchy and eager to fight. Romeo, scared and alarmed then tries to break up the fight by reminding Mercutio of his character for which he is know by "Gentle Mercutio, put thy rapier up!" When this fails, he asks Benvolio to stop them. He then reminds the pair of the Prince of Verona's banning on brawls between the Capulet's and Montague's. He then runs between them as if saying that if they want to fight is going to be over his body. ...read more.


Romeo was not pleased after killing Tybalt; he only killed the Capulet member because he acted driven by his rage and anger that engulfed him after Mercutio's death. He was not cheerful because to him, he had killed one of his own as he was now a Capulet due to his marriage to Juliet. Also because it was his fault that Mercutio was killed. He would not feel secure, he would be petrified as his punishment could be very serious, his punishment would mean would force him to never see Juliet again, he could not bear this thought. He wouldn't be pleased either. Although Tybalt did kill Mercutio, he did not want to kill him. He had tried to be polite to Tybalt and it had backfired. He had tried to stop the fight but that also failed. Paragraph 7: My essay has demonstrated just how emotionally insecure the young Romeo is. From deep depression due to Rosaline's rejects, to extreme joy and happiness after meeting Juliet, all of this in as short space of time. After his risky and somewhat rushed decision to marry Juliet, of the rival Capulet household, his emotions stabilize. His failure to handle the hostile Tybalt leads to his good friend Mercutio's death. His immaturity lets anger and rage taker over him and ends in him killing Tybalt. This leads to him being vanished from Verona which creates another dilemma as he has to stay away from his wife Juliet. This essay proves how mentally unstable and immature Romeo is. ...read more.

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