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Romeo and Juliet "what dramatic effect does Shakespeare aim for in act 3 scene 1 and how does he achieve this.

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September 2002. G.C.S.E Shakespeare coursework: Romeo and Juliet Essay Title: "what dramatic effect does Shakespeare aim for in act 3 scene 1 and how does he achieve this. In this essay, I will examine the use of dramatic irony in act 3 scene 1. In this scene. Benvolio and Mercutio are in the street. Benvolio wants himself and Mercutio to go inside because it is a hot day and the Capulets are out looking for trouble, Mercutio makes a joke out of this and says that Benvolio is the only trouble maker and thinks of some imaginary fights that Benvolio has started. Tybalt and some friends soon see Benvolio and Mercutio and go to them. Mercutio makes it clear that if a fight is what Tybalt wants then a fight he will get, but Tybalt is looking for Romeo and is not interested in fighting with Mercutio. ...read more.

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Romeo then looks for Tybalt and when he finds him frenziedly attacks him and Tybalt dies. Romeo runs off as people start to crowd. The prince soon arrives and questions Benvolio about the fight Benvolio tells the truth about both fights the prince banishes Romeo from Verona and fined both the Montague's and the Capulets. The previous scene is vital to our understanding of Romeos reasons for wanting peace with Tybalt if Romeo and Juliet hadn't have been married in the previous scene we wouldn't know why he wanted peace. This helps create tension because we don't know if Romeo will tell Tybalt of his marriage to Juliet. Romeo would have fought Tybalt without a doubt if he hadn't have married Juliet. ...read more.

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" Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this thou art villain" Through out this scene, the audience is left to wonder what repercussions will arise following the deaths. First, the audience may be curious to discover whether Romeo will tell Tybalt of his relationship to him we think this when Romeo says, " the reason I have to love thee doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such a greeting". After this we wonder if Tybalt will accept Romeos offer of friendship but we soon learn that he does not because he fights with Mercutio and Tybalt kills him then runs off. Later Romeo finds tybalt and kills him. Now we don't know if Juliet will forgive Romeo for killing her cousin Tybalt. Does this mean people will find out about the marriage? ...read more.

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