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Romeo and Juliet

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Introduction

How does Shakespeare use dramatic devices in Act 3 Scene 1 in order to make it such an interesting, exciting and important scene? Set in fair Verona, 'Romeo and Juliet' is about two 'star crossed lovers' who struggle to keep their relationship a secret. Heir families are at war and the Capulets' forbid their daughters love to Romeo, a Montague. Romeos and Juliet marry in secret but cannot escape the quarrels between their families. Romeo becomes banished because he murders Tybalt in relation to Tybalt killing Mercutio, Romeo's best friend. Friar Lawrence contrives a risky plan to help Romeo and Juliet live together in happiness, but this arrangement goes terribly wrong. Romeo believes Juliet is dead, when she is only sleeping, and kills himself. ...read more.

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Mercutio accuses Benvolio of being a 'quick tempered quarreller'. Tybalt and fellow Capulets show up and Mercutio taunts Tybalt by suggesting he is homosexual and fancies Romeo. Tybalt ignores Mercutio's banter because Romeo is the person he is looking for. Romeo appears but refuses Tybalt's challenge to fight, much to Mercutio's disgust. Mercutio accepts Tybalt's challenge for Romeo. Romeo tries to make peace but by intervening, Romeo causes Mercutio a fatal death. Romeo, blaming himself for Mercutio's death, and indignant of Tybalt's insults, fights Tybalt and kills him. Romeo then runs away knowing that if he stays he will be sentenced to death. There is great tension in Act 3 Scene 1, Shakespeare realizes this and therefore builds up a screen, meaning that the information of Romeo's and Juliet's marriage is given to the reader, but not the characters. ...read more.

Conclusion

Romeo then goes on to say "good Capulet which name I tender as dearly as my own" This creates tension and pressure as Tybalt believes Romeo is being sarcastic but the reader knows he is being truthful, he is using more dramatic irony. Dramatic conflict is very apparent in this scene, between various characters, ranging from Benvolio and Mercutio's quarrel to Tybalt and Romeo's fight. The dramatic climax in this play is when Romeo kills Tybalt and as he stands there he realizes he has just killed the cousin of his wife. This scene is very central to the play as it leads to the death of one Capulet and one Montague and it also gets Romeo banished from the city of Verona. ...read more.

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