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Romeo and Juliet

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In act 3 scene 1 in the romantic story of Romeo and Juliet there is a violent quarrel between Mercutio and Tybalt, in which Mercutio, whose Romeos best friend is stabbed and shortly after dies. Romeo who had been trying to stop the blood feud between the two enemies because he had just surreptiously married Juliet, provoked by his best friend death and so gets angry and gets his vengeance by horrifically murdering Tybalt, who is a Capulet. Act 3 Scene 1 is an important moment in the play as it's the thrilling point. After killing his worst enemy, Romeo is banished from Verona to Mantua as a result of his actions. This punishment extends to larger complications in Romeos life. The ultimate misunderstanding leads to the end of Romeo and Juliet's fairy tale love life. In Baz Luhrmanns modern version of the film, the director uses suitable special affects, for example camera shots from different angles, music and so on to show what Romeo's character is like. At the beginning of the scene, unaware of the Capulets, Romeo is in a happy mood because he has just married the woman of his dreams, Juliet. ...read more.


Tybalt now starts to brutally kick Romeo on the floor. Even at this time Romeo isn't provoked by Tybalt's vigorous activity. Even though Romeo is bloodied and injured badly he doesn't give up in hope for peace. Romeo offers Tybalt a handshake but Tybal declines the offer and carries on hurting Romeo. To show Romeos honesty and peaceful mind, Luhrmann uses the camera on Romeos facial expressions. When the fighting starts occurring and Tybalt is kicking Romeo, Mercutio looses his patience and is angered by Romeos refusal to fight and challenges Tybalt. "Make haste, least mine be about your ears ere it be out". Tybalt accepts his offer and make his move on Mercutio. Romeo however doesn't appreciate Mercutios concern and says "draw Benvolio, beat down their weapons. Gentlemen for shame forbear this outrage". Romeo then steps between them and tries to stop them from fighting, which shows that he is willing to give up his life again for peace. Romeo then puts his arm over Mercutios gun, unknowingly that Mercutio is unable you see the knife in Tybalts hand, which causes Mercutios injury. ...read more.


But mostly he blames himself for Mercutios death. We find this evidence when he says, "my friend, hath got this mortal hurt. In my behalf: my reputation stained". Romeo blames himself for Mercutios death and resentful of Tybalts insults, fear that his love for Juliet has weakened him. Learning that Mercutio is dead because of him, he promises to kill Tybalt. Tybalt seems to be shocked at what he has done to Mercutio and knows he is going to have to pay for the crime. Romeo who now sees Tybalt, moves towards him and managed to make Tybalt fall into the sea, which causes his death and Romeo a murderer. Benvolio enters the scene and warns Romeo about the law and tells Romeo " Romeo away be gone". He suddenly realises that he has killed his own cousin and his friend and cries out "oh, I'm a fortunes fool"! He knows that his crime will lead to death and so, which means that he will never see Juliet. Luhrmann shows the emotions by having close ups on the characters faces. When Romeo has killed Tybalt there is a long silence and suddenly there is a glimpse of Juliet, which suggests that he's thinking about Juliet more that about his own life. ...read more.

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