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Romeo and Juliet - who is the most to blame for the deaths in act 3 scene 1.

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Romeo and Juliet GCSE Coursework Assignment In this essay I will be writing my views on who is the most to blame for the deaths in act 3 scene 1. I will be examining the evidence on the characters. The play Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare, mostly in prose and poetry form, but some of it was in blank verse. The play is about two star crossed lovers who's families hold an ancient grudge against each other for centuries. Nobody knows how it started except for the heads of the families who are Old Capulet, the father of Juliet, and Old Montague, the father of Romeo. Every time one member of a family see's another, things start to heat up, usually by insulting and teasing the other. Many riots are started by the families and civilians sometimes get involved. The prince has ordered a stop to this. So far Mercutio and Tybalt have died and Romeo has been banished. The play as a whole considers many themes, such as Love, Hate, Death, Darkness, Conflict and Destiny. ...read more.


If I were to direct the deaths in the scene, I would set most of it in the city, Because Shakespeare said it was in a public place. For the lighting of the stage I would have a bright red spotlight when the sad scenes take place such as hate, death, conflict...etc and a blue light for the happy themes like love and destiny...etc. I would also use music for the sound of my staging, because it will help me express the mood of the scene. I would mostly use it for the deaths of Tybalt/Mercutio. The type of music I would use is orchestra, because orchestra music is usually loud and fast, this will help the audience to picture the scene more clearly. Some of the themes that the play considers are evident in this scene, such as..... Love, hate, death, conflict and destiny. One of the themes which takes place is Love. This takes place when Romeo says to Tybalt 'I do protest I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise. ...read more.


Mercutio is saying the cut isn't so big but it is enough to kill me. The second occasion is when Mercutio is revenged by Romeo and Benvolio says 'Romeo away, be gone. The citizens are up and Tybalt slain. Stand not amazed, the Prince will dome thee death, If thou art taken. Hence, be gone, away'. Benvolio is saying to Romeo that people are coming and Tybalt is lying here dead and if the prince catches you, you will also be dead. The theme Conflict also takes place most of the time in Act 3 Scene 1. The main quarrel is between Mercutio and Tybalt. The conflict starts when Tybalt enters and asks to talk to Romeo, Mercutio replies 'And but one word with one of us? Couple it with something, make it a word and a blow '. You can already see the tension starting to heat up in the first sentence. I think this is the reason why the conflict started {Because of Mercutio's reply}, If he had replied in a sensible manner then some of the fighting might not of took place. Harmeet.S.Bhogal 10SHN English Coursework Mr Uddin ...read more.

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