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Romeo and Juliet - What is the dramatic significance of act 3 scene one for Romeo and Juliet and the play as a whole?

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English Coursework Romeo and Juliet What is the dramatic significance of act 3 scene one for Romeo and Juliet and the play as a whole? The two chief families in Verona were the rich Capulet and the Montague's. There had been an old quarrel between these families, which was grown to such a height. In act three scenes one there are dramatic events that take place that have significance for both Romeo and Juliet. In this scene the Montague's Mercutio, Benvolio, and other men argue that benvolio would argue about anything " why art thou wilt quarrel with a man hath hair more or hair less" The tybalt enters and asks for a word with one of then about Romeo, Romeo then enters and Tyalt then wishes to speak to Romeo, as they are talking mercutio keeps on interrupting tybalt and this makes tybalt very angry after a while, this makes mercutio angry and he draws his knife, tybalt sees this and then becomes even more angry, and draws his knife as well and stabs mercutio and mercutio falls to the floor saying " A plague on both your houses" and slowly then dies. This makes Romeo very upset and angry and he goes after tybalt, they fight, tybalt falls and Romeo departs as the police and tybalts family arrive. ...read more.


When Juliet appeared above at a window and she, leaning her cheek upon her hand She all this while thinking herself alone, fetched a deep sigh, and exclaimed: 'Ah me!' Romeo, enraptured to hear her speak, said softly, 'O Romeo, Romeo!' said she, 'wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father, and refuse thy name, for my sake; or if thou wilt not, be but my sworn love, and I no longer will be a Capulet.' Romeo, having this encouragement, would have spoken but Juliet was still going on Romeo for being Romeo and a Montague, and wishing him some other name, or that he would put away that hated name, and for that name which was no part of himself, he should take all herself. At this loving word Romeo could no longer refrain, Juliet, alarmed to hear a man's voice in the garden and she was angry with him on the danger to which he had exposed himself by climbing the orchard walls, for if any of her kinsmen should find him there, it would be death to him, being a Montague. 'Alack,' said Romeo, 'there is more peril in your eye, than in twenty of their swords. Do you but look kind upon me, lady, and I am proof against their enmity. ...read more.


We can see from the play that lady Capulet is very caring and cares about Juliet greatly, also lord Capulet is a figure if authority he likes to know people respect that he is in charge. The two main characters in the play are Romeo and Juliet, we learn that Romeo is very impatient, and seems to be immature by the way he acts, but he can also alike Juliet be very passionate with his words. In this scene it has a lot of significance on the rest of the play, the first thing is if tybalt hadn't of killed mercutio then Romeo wouldn't have got angry and killed tybalt and got banquished, which ment him and Juliet couldn't stay together even though there love was meant to be star crossed, if Romeo hadn't had to leave Verona him and Juliet maybe wouldn't have died because they would be able to see each other. This scene also has significance on the Montague and Capulet family feud if this all hadn't of happened and resulted in the death of Romeo and Juliet then the families would have decided to quit there quarrels and stop there feud for the sake of there Romeo and Juliet, as they realized a lot of this was there fault. ...read more.

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