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Romeo and Juliet - Why is Act 3 Scene 1 an important scene?

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Why is Act 3 Scene 1 an important scene? Coursework 25.02.04 Act 3 Scene 1 is an important scene in the play because it all starts in the beginning of the play with the prologue. The prologue tells you what happens in Romeo and Juliet from beginning to end. It also gives you an idea of how the play starts and how it relates to Act 3 Scene 1, it relates to this by the speech made by the prince. Mercutio teases Benvolio and tries to make fun of Tybalt but Tybalt is determined to challenge Romeo to duel when Romeo refuses the challenge, Mercutio draws his sword in the fighting that follows, both Mercutio and Tybalt are killed! ...read more.


BENVOLIO Benvolio does not really get involved with the fights, he is Romeos cousin and just gives Romeo and the other Montagues information he finds out from anything or anywhere. ''O Romeo, Romeo, brave Mercutio is dead.'' Benvolio is the first person to inform Romeo of the tragic murder Mercution Suffered. When the Capulets are seen coming towards the Montagues ready to fight Benvolio yells ''By my head, here comes the Capulets''. MERCUTIO Mercutio fights Tybalt and this is where Tybalt steals Mercutios Life. ''Good King of Cats, nothing but one of your nine lives that I mean to make bold withal. Will you pluck your sword out of his pilcher by the ears?'' ...read more.


Lady Capulet wants Romeo Killed! ''He is a kingsman to the Montague; affection makes him false, he speaks not true. Some twenty of them fought in this black strife, all those twenty could but kill one life. I beg for justice, which thou, Prince, must give. Romeo slew Tybalt: Romeo must not live!'' PRINCE The Prince refuses to kill Romeo but instead banishes him from Verona! He is told to leave Verona ''Let Romeo hence in haste, Else, when he's found, that hour is his last''. CONCLUSION In Act 3 Scene 1, things change quite a lot, at the start of the scene Romeo will not fight Tybalt but by the end Tybalt is dead because Romeo killed him and Mercutio is dead called Tybalt killed him. Even after this scene Romeo does not leave Verona, his love for Juliet is too Strong. By Sarah - Jane Campbell. ...read more.

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