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Romeo and Juliet

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"Romeo and Juliet" - Explain why Act III scene (i) is important and how Shakespeare makes it dramatic. Act III scene (i) the peak of the play "Romeo and Juliet". Not only is it the turning point of the play it includes deaths, curses as well as the change in Romeo. This scene is dramatic therefore it engages the audience. First of all there is an ironic change in Romeos character. Romeo turns from a lover to a murderer; he kills Juliet's cousin Tybalt. This happens when Tybalt assumes Romeo is mocking him by saying "love thee", however Romeo was not being sarcastic. ...read more.


covers an additional turning point, from love and honour it turns to hatred and disaster the fight is not only caused by Mercutios and Tybalts misunderstanding but there is frustration and irritation that causes the fight. These are important as they partly cause the fight which leads to the first deaths. Mercutio gets the wrong impression with intent and sarcastically states "here is my fiddlestick". Mercutio names Tybalt a "rat catcher", even though he is from a higher class family Mercutio has him very low. Romeo is involved with the fight when he enters for the reason that Tybalt says "here comes my man", in other words Romeo is the one who he wants to fight. ...read more.


Elizabethans had a strong belief in the idea of the wheel of fortune. The wheel of fortune meant you would be courageous brave and honest until u reached the bottom of the wheel and then u would eventually reach the top again as the wheel turns. "O, I am fortunes fool" this shows us that Romeos change to jealousy and greed carries him to the bottom of the wheel. In Act III scene (i) the audience predicts what is going to happen as Shakespeare makes it noticeable. As the play goes there are more deaths which lead to the tragic ending. ?? ?? ?? ?? Fanos Archeos 4A ...read more.

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