• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Romeo & Juliet Act 3 scene 1, is a key scene in the play. At the end of the scene, the outcome of the play has changed.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Act 3 scene 1, is a key scene in the play. At the end of the scene, the outcome of the play has changed. Italian summer afternoons are hot, and it I sensible to take a rest in the shade or even indoors. Benvolio points out to Mercutio that members of the Capulet family are about in the streets. "And if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl" Benvolio tries to keep the peace and reminds the other characters of the princes words He also reminds us of the tension else where in the play with fighting between Capulet and Montague and the Prince's threat. Mercutio insults Tybalt by calling him a "rat catcher" which implies, Tybalt comes from a poor family, insulting, as he is a nobleman. ...read more.

Middle

"...to such a greeting. Villain am I none." Romeo tries to stop the fight. His interference seems to confuse Mercutio, and he fails to evade Tybalt's sword. We are shown the accuracy of Tybalt's fencing, described earlier by Mercutio: 'one, two, and the third in your bosom'. Even at the point of death, Mercutio is witty. His wit, as much as his curse on the houses of Montague and Capulet alike, awakens Romeo's sense of honour. Romeo takes out his sword to attack his wife's cousin in act of vengeance for the death of Mercutio. The citizens of Verona rush to the scene of the fighting; and once again Prince Escales appears and tries to enforce peace. ...read more.

Conclusion

At the beginning of the scene, there is already a lot of dramatic tension created for the audience. This is because there is an ancient feud between the Montagues and Capulets; Romeo has met and married Juliet, daughter of Capulet; Tybalt is angry at Romeo for having gate crashed his uncle's party; both Tybalt and Mercutio are types of characters who enjoy challenges, fighting and quarrelling, becoming angry quickly. This scene causes tension between a member of characters. This begins with the actions of Mercutio at the start. He is provocative, frustrated and the heat is getting to him. He tries to wind Benvolio up. We expect something to happen when Benvolio warns, "the Capels are abroad." The atmosphere is quite light hearted with Mercutio in joking mood. Verbal challenges between Montagues and Capulets become physical fights, which result in deaths. Romeo & Juliet (Act3 Scene1) Dionne Williams ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Romeo and Juliet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work