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Romeo and Juliet act 2 sc 1

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Introduction

Describe the Dramatic Effectiveness Significance to the Play of Act 3 Scene 1 Romeo and Juliet is one of, if not the greatest love story ever told. It was written during the Tudor period by a writer called William Shakespeare. The play is about a great feud between two major families in Verona and how they act towards each other when their children fall in love with the opposite families child. The families are the Montague's and the Capulets. The Montague's have a son called Romeo who is betrothed with someone called Rosaline. The capulets have a daughter called Juliet who is supposed to be marrying Count Paris. The lead up to act 3 is that Romeo has snuck into a Capulet party uninvited and sees Juliet, the Capulets daughter and instantly falls in love. ...read more.

Middle

Then the Capulets arrive and Tybalt comes in and asks Mercutio if he has been with Romeo, but Mercutio deliberately takes this the wrong way as he said 'Mercutio, thou consort'st with Romeo', Mercutio takes this the wrong way as he wants to fight someone. Tybalt denies he has offended anyone and implies he is looking for Romeo alone. At this moment Romeo arrives with a new found love for Tybalt, his cousin in law. At this point Mercutio draws his sword at Tybalt and tries to make him fight him. They fight and Tybalt slashes Mercutio. He plays it down saying 'Ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch', this meant that it didn't hurt him at all and he was fine. But he clearly wasn't when he says 'A plague o' both your houses! ...read more.

Conclusion

After this a crowd gathers and Prince Escalus arrives with the Capulet family and he Benvolio explains how Tybalt killed Mercutio so Romeo killed Tybalt. The Prince also explains how the criminal (Tybalt) was punished by another criminal (Romeo) so therefore he must be banished. This scene is very significant to the rest of the play as it is the turning point and it changes the course of events. Some of these being that Juliet nearly kills herself in Friar Tuck's cell when she finds out she is to marry Count Paris. Then there is a plan to get Romeo and Juliet together again which goes wrong and then the families end their century long feud. 'O brother Montague, give me thy hand: This is my daughter's jointure, for no more', this means that they both feel the same and they agree to erect gold statues of the others child in their areas of Verona. Dominic Clarke 11y1 Romeo and Juliet Coursework ...read more.

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