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Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet In Act 3 Scene 1 Shakespeare uses conflict and violence by creating emotions that the audience can relate to. This is done through a chain of events each with increasing suspense. In this essay I will be discussing how Shakespeare uses these themes to create atmospheres in such an effective way that the audience is drawn straight in to the play. First of all the scene starts off with a conversation between benvolio and mercutio "if we meet, we shall not escape a brawl..." benvolio is talking bout if they have a confrontation with the Capulet's ( a family that rivals with his family the Montague's a rivalry that has been going on for many years) they will not leave with out a fight benvolio then uses the weather as a way of symbolising that the atmosphere is going to heat up " these hot days, the mad blood stirring." ...read more.


As soon as Romeo gets in ears length Tybalt tell him how he hates him adding conflict and tension to the scene, "the hate I bear thee can afford no better term that this,--thou art a villain." Even though deep down Romeo wants to fight him for that remark he cannot because even though Tybalt doesn't Romeo has married Tybalt's cousin Juliet and therefore will not hurt Tybalt because he doesn't want to hurt Juliet. If he does fight she could loose two people that she loves, her cousin Tybalt and her husband Romeo not only because they could end up killing each other but also because the prince has stated that if any of the family's fight the people involved will be executed. The suspense at this moment is through the roof for the audience know Romeo will not fight unless he really has to, and also the constant insults and names Tybalt is calling Romeo. ...read more.


to a halt as mercutio claims it's but a scratch, but then collapsed revealing a giant cut as he cry's out "a plague o' both your houses." This makes Romeo feel guilty. Romeo blames himself for his friends death 2 my friend, hath got his mortal hurt in my behalf." His guilt soon turns into anger and races after Tybalt who has already made a quick exit. As Romeo chases after Tybalt the tension rebuilds, the audience knows something is going to happen Romeo catches Tybalt and kills him. In conclusion Shakespeare builds a lot of tension and creates a lot of conflict through out this particular scene. Shakespeare brings the saying in the wrong place at the wrong time in to context. Shakespeare knew exactly what the crowd wanted he knew that if Romeo was pushed enough he would create more drama. Shakespeare used a unique language which made the play his own and gave it life. Tybalt's death was just the start the conflict continued through out the play. ...read more.

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