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Romeo And Juliet

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How is Act 3 Scene One a Turning Point in Romeo and Juliet? Shakespeare had written this famous play, Romeo and Juliet, in around 1594-6. However, this story had started in the third century and by the fifteenth century it had become immensely popular with many Italian writers. Romeo and Juliet is actually a better structured and better-developed version of Arthur Brooke's poem "The Tragicall History of Romeo and Juliet". The play is mainly a tragedy as throughout the play the main characters die either in battle or in love. The audience can also tell that it is a tragedy by the prologue. Romance, comedy and violence are also mixed into the play to make it more interesting for the Elizabethan audiences. In those times the audience were easily bored, a tiny flaw could cause the whole audience to start booing and throw fruits at the stage. The prologue briefly tells the audience about what is actually going to happen in the play. It is also used to warm up the audience as in the Edwardian times the audience would of needed to get some know what was going to happen as they may of gotten bored or uninterested. ...read more.


In the Edwardian times, consort was a type of music that queer or gay people used to play, so this meant that Tybalt was calling Mercutio gay. Benvolio is discouraging the fight but Mercutio does not agree. This means Mercutio was lying when he said Benvolio was no more peaceful than him. Everyone becomes confused when they see that Romeo is backing away from Tybalt's challenge. In that era, if you had backed down from a challenge, that was huge disgrace. Act three Scene one is when Romeo has seen his friend for the first time, Mercutio, his cousin Benvolio and his enemy, Romeo after getting married to his one love. Romeo believes he is a "fortune's fool" because his best friend died. This was because he believed that if he didn't get married, or told anyone that he did, than Tybalt would not have died and Romeo himself would not be banished. This is dramatic irony as the audience and knows that Romeo has gotten married but none of the characters do. An important turning point of the play is when Mercutio dies. He was an extremely humorous man that the audience loved and missed, even until his death and this is crucial as it alerts the audience and keeps them occupied. ...read more.


But he also understands that Romeo was acting in revenge as Tybalt had killed His best friend. Lady Capulet then becomes aggressive and demands justice, that was not common at the time as most ladies just listened and done what they were told to. Eventually the prince makes a decision to banish Romeo from the land. This makes marrying his love extremely difficult. The friar then gives Juliet a sleeping potion to act as she had died so she could also be taken away from the land, but it doesn't go to plan because the letter that Juliet sent was not able to reach Romeo as of the black plague that had settled in England at that time. So Romeo believes that Juliet has actually killed herself. But the Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo, and finding out that he has died she kills herself. Act three Scene one is a major turning point of the play in numerous ways. Firstly the characters personalities-change, such as Romeo's and Mercutio's. The audiences' viewpoints have also changed, in ways to go against or for Romeo as he becomes more violent and aggressive, the opposite of what he was before. This shows that people can change and characters are not what they seem, in real life or in a play. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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