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Romeo and Juliet act 3 seen 1.

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A turning point in the play Romeo and Juliet is in act 3 seen 1 when Romeo kills Tybalt, because Mercutio's and Tybalt's death influence the future events in the play, there is a change in Romeo's fortune, behaviour which leads to tragedy. Shakespeare introduces fear and tension that continues till the end of the play and increases the pace of the play and the audience's suspense. On the Monday afternoon not long after Romeo had married Juliet Mercutio and Benvolio are out on the streets of Verona. Benvolio's opening speech 'good Mercutio, lets retire, the day is hot and the Capulets abroad and if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl' adds to the audiences suspense by telling the audience that all the conditions are ready for a fight and also he is warning Mercutio that the Capulets are also walking the streets. Benvolio is so concerned about them meeting the Capulets because of the Princes threat to execute anyone who disturbs the peace and Mercutio's is in the to start a fight I can tell this because Mercutio's conversation is all about quarrelling so the audience expects a fight. When Tybalt arrives on the scene he is quite friendly to Mercutio, Benvolio and the other Montague's because he only wants to fight Romeo because in Act 1 Scene 5 Tybalt feels ...read more.


There is dramatic irony (when the audience knows something that the characters on stage do not) here because neither Mercutio nor Tybalt know about Romeos marriage to Juliet, Romeos attitude towards the Capulets has now changed he now fells that he is part of their family. Romeos behaviour surprises Mercutio and Tybalt because he is not defending himself from Tybalt's insults instead he is being friendly to Tybalt and Mercutio sees this as a lack of honour to his family and the fight turns from Tybalt and Rome to Tybalt and Mercutio. Mercutio responds to Romeos dishonourable praise of the name of Capulet by fighting Tybalt to try and regain Romeos honour by doing this Mercutio ends up being killed by Tybalt's sword under Romeos are, at first Mercutio is just saying that it is a scratch But when he falls on the floor dead the rest of the Montague's realise that he is dead and at this point Romeo fells that he had killed Mercutio so he goes off to find Tybalt so he can fight him so that he can avenge Mercutio's death and in fighting Tybalt Romeo kills him and Romeo's character changes. Romeo after killing Tybalt changes back into a blubbering boy like he was at the start of the play, instead of being mature and sensible he is like he ...read more.


him what is happening, but unfortunately the letter gets to Romeo late and Balthasar a Montague servant gets there first and tells Romeo that Juliet is dead hearing this Romeo rides back to Verona and on that night goes and gets a poison from a Apothecary then goes to see Juliet seeing that is what he thinks to be dead he takes the poison and within a few seconds he is dead and not long after Romeo had killed himself Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo dead on the floor so she takes his dagger and kills herself just so she can be with Romeo. The changes in Romeos character and behaviour are brought about by the prince's sentence at Romeos trial by the two families arguing over Romeos fate the Capulets want Romeo dead because he killed Tybalt but the Montague's are Arguing that Romeo was just keeping up the law Tybalt killed Mercutio so Romeo killed Tybalt but in the end the princes verdict was that Romeo should be banished. Romeo took this sentence really badly this verdict means that Romeo and Juliet cannot be together, Juliet takes the death drug; fate stops the letter reaching Romeo, Paris dies outside Juliet's crypt, Romeo and Juliet's death and the re union of the two families, By Stuart Gregory 10T2 Stuart Gregory 10T2 01/05/2007 1 ...read more.

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