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Romeo And Juliet Bravery A scene where I feel that one of the characters has to make a brave decision is Act 3 Scene 1. This is a pivotal scene in the play

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Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare A play I have studied recently is "Romeo And Juliet" by William Shakespeare. The play is set in Verona, Italy, in the 17th century. Shakespeare tells the story of two very young lovers who would do anything to be together. The story concerns the two noble families of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets and how their ancient feud has fatal consequences for both the families and the young star-crossed lovers. A scene where I feel that one of the characters has to make a brave decision is Act 3 Scene 1. This is a pivotal scene in the play and determines many of the key events that follow. In this scene Romeo is faced with the decision whether or not to fight Tybalt who accuses him of being a villain for disrespecting his families honour by showing up at the Capulet ball uninvited. However Romeo has a hard decision to make because through his secret marriage to Juliet, as Tybalt is now family. ...read more.

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But Romeo refuses the dispute for he now secretly loves all the Capulets. "I do protest I never injured thee, but love thee better than thou canst devise till thou shalt know the reason of my love; and so good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as mine own, be satisfied." Here I think Romeo shows bravery and maturity by refusing the brawl but in his actions he has aggravated Mercutio and Mercutio finds Romeos refusal dishonorable and he interferes, daring Tybalt to fight. "O calm, dishonorable, vile dishonorable submission! 'Alla stoccata' carries it away. Tybalt you ratcatcher. Will you walk?" The duel begins and despite Romeo and Benvolio's efforts to prevent a disaster Mercutio is wounded and dies repeating "A plague a both your houses!" This is a major turning point in the book because it is Mercutio cursing both Romeo Tybalt and their families for he feels their feud has brought his death. Once again Romeo is faced with yet another difficult decision. Should he revenge Mercutios death? ...read more.

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Here I think Romeo realizes himself that fate has much to do with the events that have taken place. He knows that something else is fated to occur, something that will end the life-long feud between the Capulets and the Montagues but he did not expect the catastrophic events that would follow. Here it becomes patently obvious that these events were destined to happen but I feel pity for Romeo because he is so confused and just acts in the moment and murders Tybalt, with this leading on to Romeo being exiled and unable to see his true love Juliet. Overall in this one scene I feel that Romeo, being only a teenager, shows extreme maturity, bravery and courage by doing what he feels right and not what he is urged to do by others and in this book I think one of Shakespeare's techniques was to make the reader feel compassion for Romeo because he is a victim of circumstances in this scene, he has no control over his actions and I feel that this technique has worked well in making us relate to the characters and course of the story. ...read more.

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