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How does Shakespeare use the dramatic devices in act 3 scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet in order to make it such an interesting, exciting and important scene? Romeo and Juliet is about two star crossed lovers who fall in love with each other. But they are both from different rival families, and they are torn on what to do so they decide to get married but at the end of the story it ends in tragedy. The play fits into the tragedy genre because the story ends with the death of the two main characters and through out the story several other characters are murdered which adds to the story being in the tragedy genre. In the play there are various themes like love, hate, fate, destiny and revenge, love and hate are the main themes of the story. The play was written by William Shakespeare who was a very famous play writer back in the 16th century during the renaissance which was a cultural change. The renaissance was a cultural change in Dance, Warfare, Architecture, Music, Philosophy, Literature Science, Technology and Painting. ...read more.


Then later in the that scene he says to Romeo when he would not fight Tybalt, "O Calm, dishonorable, vile submission!" Mercutio has changed character and the language he uses from being care free to being aggressive. In the play Shakespeare uses dramatic irony which has an effect on the audience. Like in the story we know what is going to happen at the end of the story because of act 1 scene 1. Also the dramatic irony in the play has an effect on us the audience because at the end of the play were Juliet drinks the poison and it makes her appear dead but she is not. When Romeo see's her, he assumes that she has taken her own life, but the audience knows that she it still alive. But when Romeo takes his own life and commits suicide, Juliet sees Romeo but she does not notice that he is dead straight away but again the audience knows that he is dead. Throughout the story Romeo changes in his mood, in act 1 scene 1 were we first see Romeo he is depressed and sad because of his first Rosaline has broken his heart. ...read more.


This is to do with the revenge part of the theme of this story. From this scene and from the whole play, I think that Shakespeare had a message about life and that was, we have to face always consequences in what we do and we have to face them. Act 3 scene 1 is a catalyst in the play because of the death of the two main characters Mercutio and Tybalt and the banishment of the main character Romeo. But the reason why Romeo being banished from Verona is a turning point is because he cannot see his wife Juliet which makes him wish that he was dead. The prince's words have an effect on the audience and that is, that it is shocking because the audience might think that the prince would be understanding and only give Romeo a warning instead of being banished. In my opinion I think of act 3 scene 1 as being one of the best scenes in the play because it is a catalyst in the play and a lot of the main themes are shown in that scene and it is the scene were everything changes for the two main characters Romeo and Juliet. Salman Vassi Mr Kennedy 10x3 English Coursework- Romeo and Juliet ...read more.

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