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Introduction

Romeo and Juliet The play of Romeo and Juliet is about a young man and lady who meet at a family party and fall in love instantly, although they are not allowed because both of their families hate each other and are war. Romeo's family are called the Montague's and Juliet family are called the Capulets. There is nothing in the play telling you the exact time of the play but it seems to be around 1200 or 1300 hundred. The genre of this play is a tragedy; a tragedy is a story with an unhappy outcome based on human suffering that offers the audience pleasure. Act 3 scene 1 is the climax of the drama; it is of particular importance because of its placement. Before this scene, Romeo and Julie have just got married after only knowing each other for one day. After this scene Romeo gets banished from the city of Vienna. The atmosphere at the start of the play is tense because Shakespeare says that it is a very hot day "I pray thee good Mercutio, lets retire: The day is hot, the Capulets abroad" As Shakespeare's play says the day ...read more.

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This shows the audience that there is probably going to be a fight between Mercutio and Tybalt, in the play Tybalt says," Mercutio thou consort'st with Romeo". He is saying that you are usually with Romeo so where is he now. Mercutio uses the word consort and changes it into a word meaning a music player, so he is like, what are you talking about Tybalt. Later in the scene, Tybalt say's," Well, peace be with you sir: here comes my man". Tybalt is saying, have a good day because here is the man I really want to talk to (Romeo). Mercutio replies with," But I'll be hanged, sir, if he were your livery: Marry, go before to field, he'll be your follower, your worship in that sense you may call him man". Mercutio is changing the sense of the word man to be a slave, so he is saying, I'll be dead before he's your slave, when you marry him he will be your slave so until you are, don't call him man. Tybalt wants to fight with Romeo because Romeo went to the Capulets house party and wasn't invited; Tybalt took great offence to this. ...read more.

Conclusion

In conclusion I believe that this scene is the most important scene in the play, I believe this because thing where going fine before Mercutio and Tybalt died, also Romeo being Banished made everything a lot harder for Romeo and Juliet, like when he missed the letter which led to even more death which is the dreadful ending to the play. This scene overall show's the audience that some people are different and that they had changed, also it would have been frustrating for the audience because they already know what is going to happen. I think this Act 3 scene 1 is so important to the play as a whole because this scene is like a bridge of where one side is good and happy; this is the beginning of the play to this scene. On the other side of the bridge it is dark, dreadful and very unhappy with many deaths including the death of Romeo and Juliet. I believe it is the most important scene and without it you couldn't have the play of "Romeo and Juliet". Antony Shawcross 11YP Word count 1,148 ...read more.

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