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Romeoand Juliet essay, Act 3 Scene 1.

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Romeo and Juliet essay, Act 3 Scene 1 Act 3 Scene 1 is a crisis point in the play. There is a trigger event that has a dramatic effect on the audience. If this scene had not happened then Romeo would not have killed Tybalt, the two houses could have reconciled, Friar Lawrence's plan would not have gone ahead and Romeo and Juliet would not have committed suicide. Romeo and Juliet could have lived happily together and both houses would not have lost so many precious lives. If Romeo had made a different decision about killing Tybalt he may have gained the Capulet's respect, unfortunately he made the wrong decision and attacked Tybalt. Because of this his foolishness caught him out of having a relationship with his love, Juliet. This scene seals the demise of Romeo and Juliet because the events of this scene pushes the two houses further apart than they were before and there is no chance of Romeo and Juliet having a relationship. In act 3 scene 1 there are no stage directions for the characters so it is completely up to the director of the play to portray this scene as they imagine it. ...read more.


"Tybalt, the reason I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage To such a greeting." Romeo does not want to fight Tybalt because he is now part of his family. Because of the fact that Romeo does not give in to Tybalt's provoking there is dramatic irony. Romeo loves Tybalt but only the audience knows the reason why and the other characters do not. This affects the audience because they are on edge to find out what happens next, the scene is very tense and this reflects onto the audience as well. Mercutio sees Romeo's actions as cowardice "O calm, dishonourable, vile submission!" and therefore attacks Tybalt. It is only after Tybalt's death that Romeo becomes enraged, "This day's black fate on more days doth depend, This but begins the woe others must end." He is so upset and this is to such an extreme that Romeo assaults Tybalt. One can see that on one hand it is a crime of passion but on the other hand one can say that Romeo's passion is his weakness, he is a very passionate character. In act 3 scene 1 Romeo has to make some decisions that will affect his and others lives later. ...read more.


At the end of the play the feud is ended between the two houses and this is a good thing. The reason the feud ended was because it was the cause of the two children's deaths. Now that it has ended both houses will have fewer arguments and they can live together in peace. In conclusion to this one finds that as an audience we are prepared for the demise of Romeo and Juliet from the beginning. One finds that these events affects the audience in a huge way as the language of the characters tells them more about them and also about the mood of the scene. "Mercutio, thou consortest with Romeo." This tells us that there is a lot of tension and that Tybalt dislikes both Mercutio and Romeo. In the prologue it explains that their relationship is doomed and it has been waiting to happen since the beginning. Act 3 scene 1 is the key, pivotal point for their downfall in the play. It signals a turn of events and after this event there is very little chance of the two houses reconciling. It would only take another catastrophe as large as the one that happens in this scene to reconcile the two houses, unfortunately Romeo and Juliet's deaths was this catastrophe. Alan Pepperell Mr Loggenberg 11AW 11A1 ...read more.

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